BU graduate, long-time staff member to lead Alumni Affairs

For Immediate Release

Date:  May 30, 2006


BLOOMSBURG—Lynda Fedor-Michaels has been selected as Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s new director of Alumni Affairs. Previously BU’s assistant director of admissions and coordinator of new student orientation, Fedor-Michaels became the institution’s third alumni director, effective May 29.

A long-time resident of Bloomsburg, Fedor-Michaels earned a bachelor’s degree from BU in 1987 and a master’s degree the following year. Over the past 18 years, she’s held positions within BU’s student life office, including residence hall director and assistant director of residence life, becoming orientation coordinator in 1996.

Fedor-Michaels is active on campus and in the community and currently is involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Columbia County and BU’s American Democracy Project, Presidential Leadership Scholarship Review Committee and Academic First-Year Experience Committee, among others. She was recognized three times as one of BU’s Outstanding Women and, in 2005, received the university’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Service Award. A member of state and local associations devoted to admissions, personnel and student life, she has made presentations on topics such as affirmative action and students’ first-year experience.

As director of Alumni Affairs, Fedor-Michaels follows Doug Hippenstiel, who retired in March with 26 years of service, and BU’s first alumni affairs director Donald Watts.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.