Regan and Weeden Look Back — and Move Forward

For many years, Kathy Killius Regan ’82, P’13 and Jared Weeden ’91 were the faces of Alumni House. Regan was named director of alumnae relations in 1998, while Weeden became director of alumni relations in 2002. In the summer of 2019, they both took new positions — and though they’ve moved on, they haven’t moved far.


Regan, who earned a degree in art history from William Smith and a master’s in the same field from Syracuse University, now serves as chief of staff to President Joyce P. Jacobsen. “I loved being able to share the impressive work and accomplishments of our students and faculty with alumnae from all generations,” Regan says of her time in Alumni House. “Helping our alums to stay connected and give back as volunteers and donors in support of our alma mater was one of the best parts of the job.”

In her new role as chief of staff, Regan is enjoying working closely with President Jacobsen, as well as interacting with students and faculty on a daily basis. The position provides “the opportunity to use my experience in a way that has a broader reach across the Colleges,” she says.


Weeden, who earned a degree in political science from Hobart and played hockey and baseball as a Statesman, is now the director of leadership gifts in the Office of Advancement. Reflecting on his time in alumni relations, he says: “I very much enjoyed creating ways to enhance the relationship between alumni and the Colleges. A reunion of graduates and their alma mater, whether on campus or somewhere else in the world, was always a win-win moment that was fun to be a part of.”

He’s looking forward to taking his experience in broad-based relations and focusing on one-on-one relationship-building in his new role. “I’m excited to work with constituents who have an interest and the means to make a transformational difference at the Colleges through their philanthropy,” he says. “Matching their interests with opportunities will help make an already great place even better.”


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