Alumni and Giving

The Office of Alumni Relations is a resource for alumni long after graduation, from career development to events and networking opportunities. Although we each have focused initiatives, we work together to find the best ways to connect, support and serve our alumni throughout their lives.

Kristy Kotek (MA '14)

Title: Director of Alumni Engagement

Alumni programs: Women’s Leadership Council, Parents & Family Association, Lifelong Lakers (our lifelong learning program)

Favorite thing about Roosevelt: “The heart and spirit of the Roosevelt community are one of a kind. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are equally committed to supporting each other and creating an equitable world.”

Kristy Kotek and Jessica Mueller

Jessica Mueller

Title: Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Alumni programs: Young Professionals Association, Professional Mentoring Program

Favorite thing about Roosevelt: “The mission and vision of Roosevelt University are felt throughout the student and alumni bodies. I am proud to contribute to this team and deliver ongoing resources so that our community can continue to act in the name of social justice and provide opportunities for themselves and others to belong and prosper.”

For more information on connecting with fellow alumni, getting involved or sharing your story, please contact us. We welcome suggestions on how we can support alumni locally and nationally.

You can also learn more about special alumni programs and benefits on our website and social media accounts.

Additional Stories...

Chicago College of Performing Arts alum Elider DiPaula
Performing Arts, An Inclusive Community, Alumni

On August 15, at the first concert since the pandemic shut down live performances across the country, Project 88 began its new season with a brass quintet.

Old Joliet Prison
Business, Roosevelt's Chicago, Alumni

The Old Joliet Prison, made famous by cameos in Blues Brothers and Prison Break, is a limestone monolith that sits at the start of Route 66 in Illinois. For almost 150 years, the penitentiary held thousands of prisoners with reports of appalling conditions. Then, in 2002, the building was abandoned.

Amy Likover with her father and Roosevelt professor emeritus, Frank Untermyer
Arts and Sciences, Academic & Artistic Excellence, Faculty and Staff

A place of inspiration and promise is the way recently retired French/Spanish teacher and neighborhood leader Amy Likover describes the Lake County woodland retreat in which she and her siblings were raised. It also served as such for many Roosevelt faculty, students and friends who visited beginning in the 1950s. Her late parents, Frank Untermyer and Ethel I.K Untermyer, were not only happy to welcome Roosevelt students, but also were committed educators, community activists and, later, philanthropists who supported those people and causes that moved and inspired them.