Coggins to Lead Alumni Relations Efforts for Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences
September 12, 2016
Briana Coggins has been named associate director of alumni relations for the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy and the College of Allied Health Sciences. The hiring will advance alumni engagement opportunities for two of the four colleges that comprise the University of Cincinnati’s Academic Health Center.
In supporting the deans’ and colleges’ alumni relations priorities, Coggins will lead the development and implementation of programs to foster stronger connections for pharmacy and allied health sciences alumni with their colleges and the university overall. The Winkle College of Pharmacy has about 4,000 alumni and the College of Allied Health Sciences about 11,000 living around the world.
“I hope to facilitate a variety of compelling opportunities for alumni to engage with their colleges,” Coggins said. “Through my own experiences here as an alumna, and through my previous alumni relations work, I understand the power and possibilities that come from having a strong relationship with your alma mater.”
Coggins, a 2010 graduate of UC’s McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, has been a member of the UC Alumni Association staff since 2012, most recently as associate director of campus engagement. In that role, she oversaw UCAA’s student-oriented programming and managed various campus-based programs and services, including Homecoming, the Bearcats Blitz football pre-game festivities, and elements of the Distinguished Alumni Celebration and awards process. In August, Coggins received the top national award from CASE ASAP, the organization for higher education’s student advancement programs, as the Outstanding Adviser to UC’s Student Alumni Council.
“Over the past five years, our alumni and students have benefited from Bri’s expertise and passion for her university,” said Jennifer Heisey, executive director of the UC Alumni Association and the UC Foundation’s vice president of alumni relations. “We’re excited that our pharmacy and allied health sciences alumni will now have the opportunity to work with her to help deepen and broaden their involvement.”