-- (April 22, 2011) - An alumnus of the University of Oregon with 25
years of experience in advertising, marketing and management has been hired as
the Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the UO Alumni
Clevenger will begin May 31 in the position that is charged with building
lifelong connections between more than 180,000 alumni and friends and the
University of Oregon. He assumes the role from Dan Rodriguez who will retire
from the post on June 30, after 23 years of service to the university.
Most recently, Clevenger was vice president of marketing and brand management
for Eugene-based The Papé Group Inc.
"Tim has a strong connection to the University of Oregon and brings a career of
strategic communication achievements to the UO Alumni Association," said Fred
Poust, president of the UOAA Board of Directors. "He will lead our team at an
exciting time for the institution when alumni involvement is needed more than
The executive director is responsible for planning and conducting all
alumni-related activities and programs designed to enhance the university and the
UOAA. In addition, Clevenger will work closely with senior university
leadership - including the university president, vice presidents, deans,
directors and department heads - to build alumni support for the university.
As the chief alumni relations officer, the position reports to the Vice
President for University Relations and the UOAA Board of Directors.
"Tim started at the UO as a student and has continued to be involved in alumni,
academic and cultural endeavors on campus and in the community," said Dr.
Michael Redding, vice president, University Relations. "He brings a wealth of
perspective and leadership to our alumni engagement efforts."
Clevenger graduated from the UO with a bachelor's degree in journalism and an
emphasis in advertising. As an alumnus, he has held numerous leadership
positions, including: past president of the UO Alumni Association Board of
Directors; a member of the Journalism Advancement Council for the UO School of
Journalism and Communication; and vice president of the Leadership Council at
the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
I received at the University of Oregon shaped my professional path," said
Clevenger. "It's my continued involvement with the University of Oregon which
ignited a passion for this institution and its mission. I am proud to be able
to share this passion with thousands of constituents through the UOAA
organization, and look forward to engaging our alumni in support of the
University of Oregon."
currently serves as first vice-chair of Associated Oregon Industries, deputy
director for the Oregon Business Council, and board member of Association of
Washington Business. He is also past trustee for the Lane Community College
Foundation, past member of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce Economic Development
Council, past member of the National Marketing Committee for John Deere &
Company, and past National Chair of the Hyster National Marketing Subcommittee.
at The Papé Group for 11 years, he led strategic planning, new business
development, customer outreach and unification of Papé brands under a central
umbrella following a period of acquisition and expansion. Prior to The Papé
Group, he was president of SPC Advertising, an advertising agency with clients
in financial, healthcare, fast food and software industries, and vice president
at ClevengerWesting Advertising, a firm he founded.
1995, he was named advertising person of the year by the Mid-Oregon chapter of
the American Association of Advertising Agencies. He also worked for KUGN Radio
and The Springfield News.
earned a master's degree in business administration from Marylhurst University
where he serves as a trustee for the Marylhurst University Foundation.