Executive Director, alumni UBC, and Associate Vice President, Alumni University of British Columbia
Jeff Todd joined UBC in September 2010 to build the capacity of alumni UBC and lead efforts to establish a strong, sustainable and growing culture of alumni engagement and to build a robust, strategic partnership between the alumni association and university. He served as co-director of UBC’s highly successful start an evolution alumni engagement and fundraising campaign, which concluded in September 2015. This dual-goal campaign was unique in Canada and exceeded expectations by raising $1.624 billion and engaging 130,005 alumni (more than doubling the annual rate of engagement since its launch). One of the campaign’s greatest legacies is the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre—an iconic, vibrant, and welcoming home for alumni, students and visitors that enjoys a prime location at the heart of UBC’s Vancouver campus.
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.