Executive Director, alumni UBC, and Associate Vice President, Alumni University of British Columbia
Jeff Todd joined UBC in September 2010 and leads the University and Alumni Association’s (alumni UBC) efforts to meaningfully increase engagement among UBC’s 300,000 member global alumni community and build the influence and capacity of alumni UBC. Since 2010 alumni engagement has grown by 111%. Jeff serves as President of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) and on the board of the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE). Jeff also serves as chair of the West Vancouver Community Centres Society Board of Directors.
Since arriving at UBC, Jeff has worked in collaboration with the professional team and board of directors to establish a new best-practice governance structure; introduce the alumni UBC brand; develop an alumni engagement value proposition and framework; and create and execute the comprehensive Alumni, Forever UBC strategic plan.
Prior to joining UBC, Jeff was executive director of the Oregon State University Alumni Association and director of Alumni Relations (2004-10). In this dual role, he served as chief alumni relations officer for the university while providing leadership and executive management for the alumni association, an independent not-for-profit corporation that promotes the university through services and programming for more than 150,000 alumni and friends. He also served on the university cabinet. From 2002 to 2004, Jeff was executive vice president at the University of Arizona Alumni Association, and from 1985 to 2001 he was director of Alumni Relations at his alma mater, the College of Wooster. During his final years at Wooster, Jeff had the additional responsibility of managing the annual fund.
Currently Jeff serves as President of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) and as a board member and secretary of the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE).
Jeff has served on the international board of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the CASE Alumni Relations Commission. He is a frequent speaker at CASE conferences. In 2008, he received a Crystal Apple Teaching Award.