The MINK Conference
The MINK Conference, now in its ninth year, continues to be a useful tool for our alumni chapters, chapter volunteers and the Alumni Affairs office. The MINK Conference is an alumni chapter management system to guide chapter leaders in the operations of their chapters. The system also provides the Alumni Office measurement and feedback on how a chapter and it’s leadership are functioning.
This year the MINK Conference undergoes very few changes from last year. We continue to use sub-criteria and the new steamlined point calculations. A few chapters have changed divisions as a result of alumni moving in or out of chapters and we are looking for all division I and II chapters to have a Young ALumni chair. And while the number of emails we have on file for a chapter and the chapter’s Annual Fund participation continue to be very important, they are no longer criteria for which a chapter will be measured.
We believe a little friendly competition amongst chapters of similar demographic
make-up will help to invigorate alumni, and will provide camaraderie and commonality
of focus that will lead to greater engagement with the University, its current
students, and our network of 24,500 alumni.
Additionally, we hope to evaluate our own efforts to keep alumni in touch with the W&L community and to know where our resources may be best put to use or most in need.