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Alumni Board of Directors gather around a plaque outdoors.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Central Michigan University Alumni Association Board of Directors represents the interests of all CMU alumni by providing meaningful opportunities and connections for maintaining involvement with and commitment to Central Michigan University.​

The Alumni Association Board of Directors fills board vacancies by appointment. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis. To be eligible for membership, alumni must have a degree from Central Michigan University and must also be or become a Gold Member of the Alumni Association. Members serve a three-year term and may be eligible to serve up to three additional, consecutive terms. The number of vacant seats each year varies based on returning board members and expiring terms.

Meet the CMU Alumni Association Board of Directors 

Chris Gautz '04

Alumni Board Member

Adrian, MI
Chris Gautz is an Alumni Board member and he is wearing a navy suit with an orange tie and he has short hair.
Adrian, MI

B.S. Journalism


Professional Title:
Spokesman, Michigan Department of Corrections

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The basement of Anspach Hall

Favorite CMU Memory:
Every day and long night I served as editor of CM Life in the basement of Anspach Hall alongside the best and brightest journalists I’ve ever known. And our evening meetings at The Bird once the paper was put to bed.

Why do you serve as an ambassador of the University? :
I wanted to find another way to give back to the university that did so much for me and to encourage others to find their way to CMU.

What makes you most excited to give back to CMU? :
I love helping students and finding ways to use the skills I learned at CMU to help not only current students, but those deciding where to attend college.