Julie Thomas has been named as Belmont’s director of alumni relations. She began her new role at Belmont on July 15.
For the past 10 years, Thomas has served as the director of alumni programs and associate director of alumni relations. With thirty years of experience encompassing all aspects of higher education, Thomas also offers a breadth of experience including previous roles as director of strategic programs in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, special assistant to the provost in the Provost’s Office and office manager in the School of Music. In addition, she is a double alumna and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Belmont.
In her most recent role, Thomas led innovative and collaborative programs to foster engagement between the University and alumni that support and advance the University’s mission and goals. She managed events such as Belmont’s Homecoming, Ward-Belmont reunions, Belmont Auxiliary luncheons and other functions such as fundraising campaigns and alumni cultivation special events. Thomas built lasting relationships with countless alumni by strategically developing alumni programs, managing volunteer programs and overseeing alumni committees.
Thomas said having the opportunity to serve as the Director of Alumni Relations at Belmont is a life-long dream of hers. “It is a great honor to serve the institution and the association in this capacity, and I look forward to working alongside both current and future alumni for years to come,” she said.
As director, Thomas will provide leadership and management for the University’s Office of Alumni Relations and Alumni Association, implementing all alumni and annual giving activities.
Vice President of Development and External Relations Dr. Perry Moulds said, “Julie’s connections with and care for Belmont alumni, knowledge of Belmont and breadth of experience provide an excellent foundation as she leads the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving programs at Belmont. Julie’s leadership will take our programs to new heights as we work together to build on the important work already happening around alumni engagement and positive results in annual giving.”