Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education


Educational Services and Leadership


College of Education

First Advisor

Tinnin, Andrew

Second Advisor

McCombs, Tyrone

Third Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth


Alumni, Co-Curricular, Engagement, Involvement


Rowan University--Alumni and alumnae


Higher Education


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%).