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Tim Coburn Named
Alumni Board President
MAILED: Nov. 16, 1999|
Tim Coburn has been named president of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association board of directors for 1999-2000.
Coburn graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1971 with a bachelor of business administration degree in management. He returned to complete a major in accounting in 1973-74. He has been an auditor for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for 25 years.
Coburn has been on the Alumni Association board since 1993, serving as president-elect during the past year. His goals as president are to reach out to more alumni and encourage them to get involved with their alma mater. "This could be as simple as a return visit to campus or a time or financial commitment," he said.
The responsibilities of the board president include being the official board spokesperson; attending alumni functions, including Homecoming; presenting Alumni Association awards; and running the board's quarterly meetings.
Coburn said his strong connection to UW-Eau Claire is a direct result of the positive experience he had as a student.
"During my six years as a student here, I met and made so many lifetime friends while receiving such a great education," Coburn said. "It was a very positive experience, and I feel very much that it changed my life."
Coburn also is an avid supporter of the women's basketball program at UW-Eau Claire. "Over the years, my friendship with (Coach) Lisa Stone has grown, and I like the way she treats her players," Coburn said. "Because of my admiration for her and her program, I've become very involved in supporting her program."
Coburn lives in Eau Claire with his wife, Nancy.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 16, 1999