January 11, 2008

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Announces New Alumni Director

VALDOSTA - L. John Trombetta II will join Valdosta State University as the Director of Alumni Relations on Friday, February 1, 2008.

A 2001 graduate of VSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Trombetta also acquired an MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2004. As a student, he was very active in the Campus Activities Board, the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Regents, the Student Government Association and as an orientation leader. He was also one of the key supporters that made the Student Recreation Center a reality.

As he returns to his alma mater, Trombetta has high expectations for enhancing the Alumni Relations department. He plans to establish chapters, increase opportunities for alumni participation and foster in young alumni a sense of pride and desire to belong.

“Valdosta State University means a lot to me. The opportunity to come back and engage other alumni is one I could not pass up,” he said. “I very much look forward to growing our Alumni community.”

Trombetta has spent the past several years at Walter Mortgage Company, Tampa, Fla., with various responsibilities including management, marketing, company representation and more. He is also very active with his local YMCA Youth in Government, serving as the Alumni Foundation Director from 2006 to the present and previously as the program advisor, college advisor and a general volunteer. He has also participated in the Walter Industries Six Sigma Continuous Process Improvement Plan and earned a Green Belt distinction.

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