The NAU Alumni Association Board Mission and Vision


The mission of the NAU Alumni Association is to advance the interests of Northern Arizona University. The Association will accomplish this by providing a medium through which alumni can contribute to the welfare of the university in the areas of advocacy, counsel, student recruitment and fundraising. The Association will foster a spirit of commitment and loyalty between alumni and the university; promote beneficial relationships among its members; acquaint alumni with the progress and needs of the university; and communicate the needs of alumni to the university.


NAU Alumni will take pride in the university and value a lifelong connection.

Your Board

The 21 voting members of the Board of Directors support and direct the efforts of the Northern Arizona University Alumni Association, which represents a base of more than 139,000 alumni.

The board convenes on a quarterly basis, and its committees meet regularly via conference calls to formulate and execute plans, policies, and programs, and to give advice to the executive director.

Join Us

A Board member's role includes contributing to defining the organization’s mission, along with governing and actively participating in the fulfillment of that mission, and to carry out the functions of a board member.

If you’re a Northern Arizona University alumn, and you have a desire to be actively involved, we encourage you to apply for a position on our board. Nominations and applications are accepted throughout the year. For more information about becoming a board member, contact us or download a Word Document application. Please send completed application to by March 24, 2014.

*Please note that opportunities on the NAU Alumni Board of Directors are limited and are based on the diverse needs of the board at any given time. Applications are reviewed annually.  Refer to the deadline noted on the application. 


Georgette Vigil, Executive Director
Phillip Tavasci, '03, (Marketing) President and Executive Chair
Brian Koch, '99 and '01 (Marketing and Business Administration) Vice-President
Marissa Graves, '09 (Finance and Accountancy) Secretary/Parliamentarian
Michael Fronske, '85 & '89 Immediate Past President


Ben Allen, '03 (Finance)
Martin Brown, '82 (Speech Communication)
Adam Candee, '01 (Electronic Media) Marketing and Communications Chair
Meghan O’Driscoll Fintland, ’99 (Communication)
Liz Goodman, '04 (Political Science) Traditions Chair
Debbie Grogan, '90 (Political Science) Fundraising Chair
Heidi Hansen, '91 (Communication)
Harry Hengl, '76 (Secondary Education) (NAU Foundation board chair)
Carol Lindsay, '61 (English)
Bob Orrill, '80 (Marketing)
Steve Pallack, '82 (Arts and Sciences) Nominations Chair
Hank Peck, '75 (Sociology)
Steve Peru, '79 & '90 (Applied Sociology and Public Administration)
Chris Petroff, '03 (Management)
Ted Quasula, '73 & '82 (Criminal Justice)
Jake White, '01 (Environmental Sciences – Biology) Alumni Outreach Chair


Marketing and Communications
Alumni Outreach