Meet Janet Griffin: Associate Director for Alumni Relations

Meet Janet Griffin: Associate Director for Alumni Relations

Associate Director for Alumni Relations Janet Griffin

What did you do before coming to Columbia?

Prior to coming to Columbia, I spent six-and-a-half years working in alumni relations and development at a private high school. I organized reunions and fundraising events and managed the alumni communications. Before that I lived in Nashville, Tenn. and worked in non-profit management.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

I love to build programs! It has been a wonderful experience to create a strong foundation for new and existing programs that serve not only GS alumni, but also graduating senior as they transition into the alumni community. It’s very exciting to see attendance increase at alumni events and to work with vibrant alumni committee that are ready to implement new ideas and programs.

What’s one thing you’ve noticed about GS alumni?

The GS alumni community is extremely diverse, but most alumni agree on one thing—they loved their academic experience at the School of General Studies.