University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association President Scott Barr ’86, of Appleton, kicked off the 2016-2017 term last week by leading the Board of Directors in a summer retreat.
Barr plans to align the board’s goals to support the University’s new strategic plan.
“The alumni board will work hard to support the achievement of the goals stated in the strategic plan in any way we can,” Barr said.
In particular, the board will focus its efforts on advocacy, engagement, fundraising and recruiting.
The board will continue to support and maintain alumni chapters and affiliate groups, seek additional opportunities for alumni engagement and build resources for growth. The board will work to foster a stronger culture of giving among alumni.
Barr, who started his two-year term as president on July 1, is grateful for the opportunity to serve as president of the board.
“My experiences and education at UW Oshkosh were important foundations for my future life and career,” Barr said.
Barr is a business practice attorney at McCarty Law LLP. He writes and reviews contracts and helps people negotiate and document complicated transactions and relationships.
In his free time, Barr enjoys working out, biking, running and playing tennis. He spends the summer at the track racing his Spec Racer Ford.
The board has 24 members who work to create connections between the alumni, students and the University. Board members are elected through a nomination process. Membership is open to all members of the Alumni Association.