Vannoy Named LSU Alumni Association President

08/27/2014 03:35 PM

BATON ROUGE – Cliff Vannoy, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the LSU Alumni Association, was named president and chief executive officer of the organization on Friday, Aug. 22, by the association’s national board of directors.

“The LSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors is pleased that Cliff has accepted the position of president and CEO,” said board Chair Gil Rew, of Mansfield, La. “His experience and reputation at LSU and with alumni across the country make him uniquely prepared to lead the association forward. The board, the staff, association members and chapter leaders are excited about working with Cliff and with LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander to make our beloved LSU one of the best universities on the globe.”

A veteran alumni relations professional, Vannoy joined the LSU Alumni Federation (now Association) in 1981 as assistant to the director for corporate giving, rising in positions of responsibility to vice president for alumni development and executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was instrumental in overseeing the expansion and progress of today’s high successful association and involved in the establishment of numerous scholarships, professorships and programs that benefit LSU students, faculty, staff and alumni.


“We have a talented team of employees, dedicated board of directors and loyal and generous alumni and friends. There is no doubt that, as we move forward with and for the university, we will accomplish even greater things for LSU,” Vannoy said.


Vannoy earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of West Florida in 1979. Prior to joining LSU, he was a real estate broker in Pensacola, Fla.


He has served on the board of directors of Sunrise Rotary since 1982, is a member of First United Methodist Church and serves on the development committee of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. His professional memberships include Council for the Advancement & Support of Education, or CASE; Alumni Professionals of the Southeastern Conference, or APSEC; and the Self-Governing Alumni Forum, or SGAF, and he is liaison to several university committees.


Vannoy is married to the former Linda Powell, who earned a master’s degree in human nutrition from LSU in 1985. They have two grown children, Riley, a 2012 LSU engineering graduate, currently an engineer with Kiewitt in Aberdeen, Wash., and Allison, a teacher’s aide at Redemptorist High School.


The LSU Alumni Association is a member of the 21-member Self-Governing Alumni Forum, which includes such prestigious institutions as the University of Michigan; University of California, Berkeley; University of North Carolina; University of Texas; Texas A&M University; University of Kansas; and Georgia Institute of Technology, among others.


The mission of the LSU Alumni Association is to protect, promote, and foster the welfare of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College and to create and nurture mutually beneficial relationships between the university and its alumni and friends. The association, using the talents and resources of alumni and friends of Louisiana State University, supports the university in pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service to future and current alumni.

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014