M.A. Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Rowan University--Alumni and alumnae
The role of this study is to research the role that student involvement plays on alumni engagement. In an attempt to answer the following questions, a case study was conducted looking at the engagement and giving records of 10 randomly selected profiles from the graduating classes of 2016 through 2019 (N = 40) as well as reviewing the involvement patterns of the general qualifying student population within the ProfLink student involvement platform (N = 4237) and the qualifying engaged population (N = 805). What is the relationship between undergraduate co-curricular experiences and a student's engagement as alumni? What types of specific student involvements have the greatest impact on alumni engagement? What role do student demographics such as major, gender, race/ethnicity, and university housing status have in later engagement as alumni? Lastly what is the relationship between undergraduate co-curricular experiences and monetary vs non-monetary engagement as alumni? Comparison between engaged and non-engaged alumni revealed that the engaged population showed higher rates of per person involvement (N = 2.98) vs (N = 3.59). This group also had a higher percentage of white students (N = 83.11% ) than the general population (N = 70.99%) and showed more involvement with Leadership roles (N = 7.91%) vs (N = 7.24%).
Aloi, Ryan J., "Student involvement as a predictor of alumni engagement" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 2824.