August 17, 2022
Senchur Steps into CEE Alumni Role
Randi Senchur was recently named CEE’s Office and Alumni Relations Administrator. She’s been with the department for four years, most recently as a project coordinator.
Senchur says that working with alumni is an exciting opportunity because “alumni are the foundation of CEE. They are part of the community that helps us to develop a new generation of civil and environmental engineers who are socially conscious problem-solvers.”
She notes that alumni are important for the vitality of the department. “They contribute and engage in many ways, including giving department seminars, participating in panels for student organizations, supporting things such as course projects, and through fellowships and student events.”
In her new position, Senchur hopes to restart in-person alumni events that have been halted due to the pandemic. She’s planning virtual Alumni Town Halls in the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023, and plans to rebrand the CEE Student and Alumni Networking Group on LinkedIn to be a place where members can network, connect, celebrate, and share with each other.
She’s also motivated to continue the successful CEE Undergraduate Mentorship Program, now in its second year. The program matches a CEE alumni mentor with a CEE undergraduate seeking industry and professional experience. “The first year proved to be beneficial and rewarding for both the students and alumni,” she says, adding that she hopes to pair additional student/alumni mentor pairings for this academic year.
Senchur is a graduate of Saint Vincent College and earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Duquesne University. She said that her interest in cultivating relationships between students and alumni started when she was an undergrad working in a career center. “I really enjoyed seeing how students could benefit from those interactions with alumni.”