Roosevelt welcomes new Director of Alumni Relations and new Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.

Roosevelt alumna Jan Parkin (BM, ’79) is joining Roosevelt University as the new Director of Alumni Relations. She will be taking over for Jenna Plakut. Parkin graduated from Roosevelt with a degree in music and has returned to Chicago after twenty years of living in San Francisco and Iowa City. Living Roosevelt University’s mission of social justice in her professional life, she has worked in the nonprofit sector, most recently serving as the executive director of Episcopal Charities in San Francisco. Passionate and committed about helping alumni reconnect and to foster a community among Roosevelt graduates, Parkin is exciting to help strengthen Roosevelt’s place as a national leader in educating socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and communities. 

The Office of Alumni Relations is also happy to have Yvette Garcia as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. Garcia has been with Roosevelt for years serving the Office of Institutional Advancement as its Director of Research. Garcia is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our wonderful alumni in fostering and creating a supportive community of Roosevelt graduates. Like Parkin, she is very familiar with Roosevelt’s mission of social justice, and is looking forward to supporting the alumni.


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