After 45 years of making dreams real, Clayton State University is currently in the process of creating its first-ever alumni directory.
“This is an exciting project as we will benefit from free data research services and a quality publication,” says Director of the Office of Alumni Relations Leila Tatum. “Harris Connect, our partner in this project, has begun reaching out to our alums to gain updated contact information. They are receiving yellow postcards in the mail requesting that they call a 1-800 number.”
Why an alumni directory? Tatum explains that staying in contact with our alumni, and helping them stay connected to each other, is among the Alumni Association’s greatest responsibilities.
Publisher Harris Connect, currently in the process of collecting information, is contacting Clayton State alumni by mail and phone, asking alumni to verify their name, address and email, their graduation information, class year, college achievements, their current title and employer, and to provide any career updates.
“We sure hope you are as excited about this project as we are!” says Tatum to the University’s 20,000 alumni, who will be offered the option of purchasing the completed directory. “There are some cool new things with this directory, which will be available in CD, softbound and hardbound formats. You will be able to include a wide range of details like personal photos, messages to friends, detailed biographical profiles – all in an effort to reinforce those important relationships made while you were at Clayton State.”
Tatum also notes that Clayton State’s contract with Harris Connect prohibits them from selling or sharing any of the information on Clayton State alumni.
“Once the alumni directory is published, all data collected by Harris Connect will be sent to Clayton State,” she says. “We will use the information collected to update our own alumni records, enabling us to more reliably communicate the news, information, and programs relevant to our alumni.”
For more information on the Clayton State Alumni Directory, go to the directory’s FAQ web page at https://giving.clayton.edu/alumni/harris-directory-faq.