Division: Advancement
Campus Location: 1268 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 413-782-1327 or 800-962-6592
Fax: 413-796-2163 or 413-796-2219

Staff of the Office of Alumni Relations


Kathy Pappas G'98

Director of Alumni Relations


In addition to strategic planning, Kathy works closely with the Executive Committee and the Alumni Association Board of Directors to develop initiatives that will benefit alumni. She often travels to meet with alumni, attend events, and generate fundraising. She also oversees the staff in the Office of Alumni Relations.


 Brian Fitzgerald

Associate Director of Advancement Communications

Brian’s responsibilities include managing alumni publications such as The Communicator magazine, Alumni Outlook, and the monthly Alumni E-News, as well as creating and maintaining content on the alumni website, and on social media. Brian also develops communication strategies for the Alumni Association, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Advancement Division. Additionally, he contributes to a small portfolio of program initiatives, such as alumni surveys.


Kristina Oleksak

Associate Director of Advancement Events

Kristina organizes and manages events for the Advancement Division, including Homecoming, golf tournaments, alumni and student networking events, recognition and stewardship events, and planned giving and major gift receptions. In addition, she creates event strategies to enhance the University’s relationship with alumni, students, and friends, works with the division to develop a young alumni program, and manages Alumni Association Member-at-Large projects, and coordinates the volunteer management program.


Kim Roeder

Associate Director of Alumni Relations,
Professional Programs

Kim works with two key constituent groups: the School of Law, with over 7,900 alumni, and the College Pharmacy, which is graduating its first class of alumni this year. With an active School of Law Alumni Society Board, Kim plans such networking functions as the Law School’s First Tuesday gatherings, along with continuing education events with the various Bar Associations throughout the state. She will also assist the College of Pharmacy in developing its own alumni society and new traditions among its future alumni.


Linda Rogers

Staff Assistant

Linda supports the work of the Director of Alumni Relations and the daily operations of the Office of Alumni Relations. She also maintains the master files and program manuals, serves as a recorder for the Alumni Association Board of Directors meetings, and handles the correspondence for alumni life occasions. Please contact Linda for submission of Class Notes and other interesting alumni updates.