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Celebrating 25 Years

Leaders of the Pack

The Student Alumni Board is celebrating 25 years of building leaders to serve both students and alumni.

Story by Kristen McConnaughey

Creating leaders on campus who turn into leaders after graduation is what the Student Alumni Board is all about. And after a quarter of a century, the board can certainly boast a number of success stories.

Sponsored by the OSU Alumni Association, SAB was founded at Oklahoma State in 1988. In the mid-’80s, then-OSU Alumni Association President Jerry Gill spoke with colleagues at major universities about the need for a student program. 

“We found out many schools were having success with student programs like this,” Gill says. “We wanted to make students more aware of the Alumni Association while they were still here as students. We made SAB unique in our own way.”

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