Meet the Team

The staff of the Office of Alumni Engagement is here to support our alumni wherever they may be. Feel free to contact us with your ideas and suggestions!

Sue Ballard photoSue Ballard
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Sue oversees the Office of Alumni Engagement and leads the staff in creating a forward-thinking, premier alumni program with the overarching goal of improving engagement, stewardship and support of Syracuse University’s 250,000 alumni around the world.

In her role, Sue works closely with the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board. She also creates and implements strategies that show SU alumni that the value of a Syracuse University degree is everlasting.

Email: sjballar@syr.edu 
Phone: 315.443.3258


 

David Bartell photoDavid Bartell
Executive Director of Outreach Programs

David oversees all outreach areas and provides strategies to streamline regional alumni engagement, alumni clubs, international outreach, and student-centric programming.

In his role, he works to develop new volunteer leaders and stewards existing alumni relationships. David is also responsible for creating strategic business partnerships for the Syracuse University Alumni Association.

Email: dwbartel@syr.edu
Phone: 315.443.9202


 

Kim Brown photoKim Brown ’06, G’16
Director, Strategic Communications and Digital Engagement

Kim oversees all areas of communications for the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Syracuse University Alumni Association. She works with campus partners and alumni volunteers to share alumni events and news via email and social media channels. Kim develops new ways of using technology to promote the Orange Network and keep alumni connected.

Email: kmbrow04@syr.edu 
Phone: 315.443.3516


 

Megan DiDomenico photoMegan DiDomenico
Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning

Megan leads the office’s efforts to engage Generation Orange alumni (graduates of the past 10 years) and manages our current student initiatives. She also works closely with Career Services to provide professional development and educational offerings to all alumni.

Email: mandolin@syr.edu
Phone: 315.744.6566


 

Adrienne Graves photoAdrienne Graves
Assistant Director of Events

Adrienne is responsible for all events coordinated through the Office of Alumni Engagement. She manages all on-campus programs, such as Orange Central, and major off-campus programming.

Email: algraves@syr.edu
Phone: 315.443.5304


 

Kate Ludwig photoKate Ludwig
Assistant Director of Affinity Programs

Kate is responsible for engaging current alumni affinity groups and developing new ones. She also coodinates the New Student Send-Offs and works with our reunion classes.

Email: kludwig@syr.edu
Phone: 315.443.3249


 

Pauline Saraceni photoPauline Saraceni
Assistant Director for Alumni Clubs

Pauline is directly responsible for our alumni clubs. She supports the club presidents as they continue to keep our alumni connected to each other, as well as to Syracuse University.

Email: psaracen@syr.edu
Phone: 315.443.3685


 

John Boccacino photoJohn Boccacino ’03
Communications Coordinator

John assists with all Syracuse University Alumni Association communications efforts, including those on behalf of alumni clubs, affinity groups, and regional offices. He is responsible for co-managing several Syracuse University Alumni Association and regional social media channels.

Email: jmboccac@syr.edu 
Phone: 315.443.6157


 

Monique Frost photoMonique Frost
Administrative Specialist

Monique is the administrative assistant to the associate vice president and assists the executive director. Additionally, she works on special events and projects and is the liaison to the National Alumni Board of Directors. She also manages the budget and oversees temporary and work-study staff.

Email: mvfrost@syr.edu 
Phone: 315.443.3408


Ashley SquairsAshley Squairs
Administrative Specialist

Ashley is the administrative assistant to the executive director of outreach programs. She supports the work of the outreach programs team, including the Generation Orange Leadership Council, professional development programming, and alumni clubs.

Email: amsquair@syr.edu
Phone: 315.443.2112