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UCSB’s Computer Security Group Addresses Internet Vulnerabilities
Greening the Chumash Nation With Bren Alum Josh Simmons
Athletics to Create a Walk of Champions
A Family of Gauchos: Duongs Can Boast About Six Alums
UCSB Alumni Association Annual Report 2009-2010
UCSB Alumni Association Annual Meeting Agenda
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UCSB Alumni Association Annual Report 2009-2010

Fiscal Situation -- The large cuts in the UC Santa Barbara state allocation led to deep cuts in University support to Association and Alumni Affairs operations, furloughs for some staff, and program reductions. The continued softness in the travel market also saw a reduction in the Family Vacation Center’s net revenues. We will end the 2009-10 fiscal year with a slight deficit that will be covered by our operating reserves.

Mosher Alumni House -- Over the past fiscal year the House has hosted celebrities, from former presidential advisor Karl Rove to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steve Chu, a growing number of student groups and events, and academic events from all areas of the campus. There are no current plans for converting the first floor into usable space.

Membership for All Model -- A preliminary budget has been developed to launch the all-inclusive membership model that would make all 160,000 alumni members of the Association. The deep budget cuts in the coming fiscal year may delay our communication efforts. We continue to plan implementation of this membership initiative for at a time when the Association can financially accomplish its ambitious goals.

Scholarship Initiative -- The 2009 Senior Class Gift was earmarked for the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and produced one of the largest fundraising efforts ever for a senior gift. Fundraising events occurred during the year, including a race series at UCSB, a gift campaign on the part of several Greek organizations, and continued enthusiastic support and donations from our Board of Directors.

Technology -- The iModules online community platform is now being used by several academic departments and the Development office for event planning. This fiscal year we will also launch the first online-only version of Coastlines magazine. Cost savings have been realized with new methods of teleconferencing, email forwarding, web hosting and event promotions.

Advocacy -- At a critical time for the future of the University of California, the Association is increasing its advocacy efforts. All alumni who have provided email addresses are now receiving regular advocacy updates from the Office of the President. The Association is also partnering with faculty groups to improve advocacy efforts.

Reunion -- This year’s All Gaucho Reunion had a goal of attracting 5,000 alumni back to UC Santa Barbara. An extensive program of reunions, lectures, athletic events and entertainment was presented.