Chief Alumni Officer and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
Office: Alumni Relations
Brian Briettholz, an accomplished higher education leader with a wealth of knowledge in alumni relations, development, student affairs, and communications/marketing, joins FIU after serving seven years as Cleveland State University's (CSU) Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Executive Director of the university's Alumni Association. During his tenure at CSU, Mr. Briettholz dramatically increased the volume and variety of activities to engage the school's 130,000 alumni, ranging from programming/events, chapter activities, and volunteer engagement to alumni awards, member benefits, and communications/outreach. He leveraged his prior capital campaign experience to help launch the $100 million Engage for CSU campaign, the university's first comprehensive campaign, closely aligning engagement programs with campaign priorities. He managed a $1 million-plus annual budget and a team of 11 associates.
Prior to CSU, Mr. Briettholz was Senior Alumni Programs Officer of the Indiana University Alumni Association and served in several roles over 19 years at Miami University.