CONTACT: gary kuhlman
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3275
Release: Jan. 31, 2000
New executive staff members are hired at UI Alumni Association
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Julie Williams, Tina Owen, and Jamie Anderson were hired
recently to fill three executive staff positions at the UI Alumni Association
Williams joined the UIAA in November as the new assistant director of alumni
programs. A graduate of Penn State University in public relations and advertising,
Williams works with the UIAA's Student Alumni Ambassadors, coordinates Career
Information Network activities, plans Parents Weekend, and helps arrange events
for Member Appreciation Day and Homecoming.
"Working with UI students is the best part of my job," Williams
says. "The enthusiasm and love these students have for their school spill
over into everything they do and benefit the UI in countless ways."
Fifteen years after attending the UI as an exchange student from England,
Owen came on board in December as the senior associate editor in the UIAA
communications department. With a first-class honors degree in American Studies
from the University of Hull and postgraduate training at University College
Cardiff (both in Britain), Owen brings an extensive background in journalism,
including recent editorial, writing, and web design positions at the Vegetarian
Society of the U.K. and at the Corporation of London.
"It's great to be back in Iowa," Owen says. "This is an exhilarating
moment in the UIAA's history, full of the hustle and bustle of producing a
lively new magazine and designing a compelling website -- I'm glad to be part
Anderson took over in January as the UIAA's new web editor. A graduate of
the University of Illinois at Springfield, Anderson administered the website
for the Illinois attorney general's office.
"We've only just begun to tap the web's potential for expanding the
magazine and for advertising the UIAA's programs," Anderson says. "I'm
eager to make it happen."