Among the commitments of Chief of Philanthropy Brent Assink and his team in Development and Fuller Foundation are renewed alumni relationships. Last summer, they crafted a survey to which 1,200 alumni responded. Two particularly important data points, says Assink, were “very strong loyalty and positive feelings towards Fuller, and a correspondingly deep desire to feel better connected.” He affirms, “We were intentional in asking the questions, and are equally intentional in our response.” The Alumni Relations team will be bolstered by a new Executive Director of Alumni Relations who will soon join “the incomparable and deeply appreciated Bert Jacklitch” and her dedicated support staff—along with the gifted and tireless volunteers of the Alumni Council. Together, this expanded team will develop and coordinate opportunities for those deeper connections that our alumni seek. With the Fuller Leadership Platform, FULLER studio, and countless other resources, we intend to generate opportunities for deeper spiritual formation for our alumni in all walks of life. “The investment in the alumni relations team is only one tangible expression of our desire to serve, to listen deeply, and to provide information about the school that has meant so much to so many around the world,” Assink says.