The Carillon

A Message from Lee Serravillo

Executive Director, UAlbany Alumni Association

The 2017-18 academic year is in full swing, which means new faces, new beginnings and new goals. On behalf of the UAlbany alumni community, I would like to welcome University President Dr. Havidán Rodríguez to the Great Danes family. The Alumni Association looks forward to building an exciting partnership that makes our community even stronger! I would also like to welcome the Class of 2021 to your new home away from home.

This spring, Brian Fessler ’06, ’07 was nominated president of the UAlbany Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is a familiar face among the UAlbany community and an avid supporter of the UAlbany Fund and Great Dane Athletics. He has been an active member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2009. Brian was instrumental in developing the Association’s new strategic plan in recent months and will help lead implementation of our new initiatives that aim to increase admissions, networking and career development opportunities, as well as philanthropic efforts over the course of the next two years. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history and a master of public administration degree from Rockefeller College. He is a senior governmental relations representative at New York State School Boards Association.

Homecoming is right around the corner, which means Alumni Association staff members are hard at work preparing to welcome you back to campus. Wear your purple and gold with pride, and join us for a weekend of exciting events, reunions and UAlbany football Oct. 20-22! For more information, visit

We’ll see you soon, “purple fam!”