Wright State’s president goes on virtual road tour, visits with alumni
Hundreds of alumni from across the country listened to and interacted with Wright State President David R. Hopkins in the first virtual alumni event for the university, Wright State on the Road 2.0.
The May 30 event used streaming video to connect alumni from eight cities and four states with the president, Student Government Vice President Nick Warrington, alumni, faculty, and staff in attendance in the Student Union Apollo Room.
Watch parties organized by alumni association networks across the country tuned in for the event from restaurants, colleges, and homes in cities like Cleveland, Indianapolis, Tampa, and Washington, D.C. The event was created to capitalize on the success of the first Wright State on the Road event nearly two years ago that helped to create several new alumni networks. This virtual event added cutting-edge engagement opportunities through social media. President Hopkins fielded live questions that were submitted through Twitter. Questions ranged from inquiries about student engagement and campus development to opportunities to give back.
Wright State on the Road, whether virtual or not, has been part of the alumni office’s effort to further its engagement with alumni beyond the Dayton region.