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...

Master's in journalism graduate Ricardo Torres
Alumni, Arts and Sciences, Real World Experience

Ricardo Torres (MS Journalism, ’11) finished his undergraduate degree in 2009, during an economic recession that devastated newsrooms nationwide. Hoping to buy some time before entering the job market, he applied to graduate programs in journalism and landed at Roosevelt University.

Roosevelt University celebrates Pride Month
An Inclusive Community, Alumni, Current Students

Each June, Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots and the impact of LGBTQ+ individuals on American society. With a rich legacy of LGBTQ+ activism and community on campus, Roosevelt University looks back at a few of many landmark events and notable alumni from our history.

Natasha Robinson, criminal justice lecturer
Arts and Sciences, Social Justice in Action, Faculty and Staff

The 155th anniversary of Juneteenth arrives during a national conversation about the future of social justice in the United States. To commemorate Juneteenth, Natasha L. Robinson, Esq., writes about the history of the holiday and its resonance today.