ABSAP member schools are comprised of the top 30 business schools (as defined by the rankings of Bloomberg Businessweek for full-time MBA programs and U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate business programs) with professionals dedicated to providing excellence in alumni relations and service to alumni. These schools have alumni who are world leaders, Fortune 500 CEOs, entrepreneurs and savvy professionals who are changing the landscape of business.

Membership is established for each school/college; it is not per individual. Join ABSAP has more details regarding member benefits and dues.

ABSAP Board of Directors

In 2010, members of ABSAP organized an Advisory Council (which became a Board of Directors with ABSAP's incorporation) with the mission to create overall awareness of the organization, establish credibility and relevance to the field of alumni relations, provide career advancement resources to members, and demonstrate influence in education advancement in general. Four areas were identified to support this mission – 1) Membership; 2) Marketing and Communications; 3) Conference and Awards, and 4) Professional Development.  These areas are each overseen by a member of the Board with support from other ABSAP participants.

ABSAP Board of Directors Description
Board of Directors Nominations Procedures

  • Cindy Billington

    Cindy Billington

    Chair, Membership
    Director, Corporate & Alumni Relations
    Texas A&M University
  • Jen Boler

    Jen Boler

    Conference Co-Chair
    Director of Strategic Engagement
    McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
  • Jennifer Crispell

    Jennifer Crispell

    Chair, Professional Development
    Director of Alumni Relations
    Smeal College of Business, Penn State University
  • Janice Headley

    Janice Headley

    Co-Founder, Administrator, and Treasurer
    Retired Senior Associate Director of Advancement
    Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Barbra Marangell

    Barbra Marangell

    Chair, Marketing and Communications and Secretary
    Director, Alumni Relations
    Merage School of Business, University of California - Irvine
  • John Sengenberger

    John Sengenberger

    President, Board of Directors
    Executive Director, Alumni Relations
    Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Katie Thomasson

    Katie Thomasson

    Conference Co-Chair
    Director of Alumni Relations
    Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Amber Watkins

    Amber Watkins

    Chair, Operations
    Director of Alumni Relations
    Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

Everyone did an awesome job presenting - sessions and days flew by.  I walked away with a great list of ideas to explore for our school.  From a benchmarking perspective, it's also great to hear what everyone else has done or is prioritizing for their alumni.

Really all of the sessions were excellent this year - the best I have experienced yet. The most valuable part of the conference is just connecting and discussing everything with our peers. Such similar problems and experiences, there is always something to take away from every conversation.

Thank you to all involved in planning and managing this conference! The content was very useful and the event itself was well run. It also provided such an invaluable opportunity to meet so many smart and passionate people working in this industry that I can now call colleagues and friends​.