After a nationwide search, UCF has named Julie C. Stroh associate vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the UCF Alumni Association.

“This is a tremendous opportunity,” Stroh said. “UCF’s huge and vibrant alumni community has vast potential to effect positive change here and around the world. I’m very excited to act as a catalyst by helping members connect and engage with each other and their alma mater.”

Stroh currently serves as associate vice president for regional outreach in the Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement at Ball State University in Indiana. Prior to that, she was Ball State’s associate vice president of alumni programs, and president and CEO of the Ball State University Alumni Association. She begins at UCF in mid-October.

“I am thrilled to welcome Julie to our UCF Advancement team,” said Michael Morsberger, UCF vice president for Alumni Relations and Development. “The search provided us with many worthy candidates, but Julie’s extraordinary breadth and depth of experience in leading large-scale alumni relations programs as both an executive and a volunteer made her the clear choice.”

A committee of diverse stakeholders led by former UCF Alumni Association Board Chair Mike Manglardi, ’84, conducted a national search to fill the position.

Stroh’s key goals will include fostering mutually beneficial relationships between the university and its approximately 250,000 alumni.

In addition to her experience as an alumni relations executive, Stroh has also been a volunteer alumni leader for her alma mater, the University of Michigan. She has served nine years — including two as chair — on the board of directors of Michigan’s Alumni Association, among the world’s largest and most active alumni bodies.

Stroh has strong ties to Florida, having lived in the state for more than 20 years. She earned her master’s degree in liberal studies at the University of Miami and later held several key leadership positions in the university’s Office of Alumni Relations.