Director, Alumni Chapters
Nick Pierson, director of alumni chapters, began working as an intern for the Alumni Association in 2004. Upon completion of his BS in Business Administration in 2005, and was hired as the Association’s director of advertising and corporate partnerships. In 2006, he was promoted to assistant director of alumni chapters and in 2009, he was promoted to director of alumni chapters. He identifies/recruits, trains, and coordinates activities of a nationwide network of alumni and assists in the strategic planning and management of the Association's network of alumni chapters in key geographic regions in the areas of: event programming; communications; volunteer training; management and stewardship; student recruitment and scholarship development. In December 2012, he earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Eller College of Management at the UA.
Phoenix Regional Office
714 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Maria G. Plank
A native of El Paso, Maria G. Plank moved to Tucson with her family when she was 2 years old. Plank has worked as an information services specialist in information services (formerly records) at the Alumni Association since April 2001. Prior to joining the Association, she worked for Pima County Medical Assistance for seven years.
Vine Avenue Annex, 1125 N. Vine Ave., Room 210
Director of Membership and Marketing
Kelley Prust, director of membership and marketing, moved to Tucson three years ago, and joined the Alumni Association in May 2008. At the Association, she directs membership programming including member acquisition, retention, and cultivation. Before joining the Association, Prust was involved with the University of Southern California Alumni Association, both as a student and as an alumna, and was employed by Wild Oats Markets.
Marvin D. “Swede” Johnson Building, 1111 N. Cherry Ave., Room 202M