By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Crystal Wymer-Lucero, a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, has been appointed director of her alma mater’s Alumni Affairs.
“I’m delighted to have one of our alumni leading Alumni Relations,” said Ron Fremont, vice president of University Advancement. “Crystal brings enthusiasm and dedication to her role in leading the department, and her knowledge of CSUSB as a student, an alumna and as a staff member give her a unique insight of the university that will ultimately benefit our alumni and engage new generations of alumni.”
Crystal Wymer-Lucero has worked on the CSUSB campus for more than 12 years, rising through the ranks at the university, most recently serving as the Alumni Engagement director. She previously served as the Development and Special Events Coordinator in Intercollegiate Athletics as well as the Information Security Awareness Coordinator in the Division of Information Technology Services.
During her time in Alumni Relations, Wymer-Lucero was part of the team that increased the number of unique alumni volunteers by nearly 400 percent since 2015. She also helped create the CSUSB Alumni Workshop Series, which has reached more than 400 unique alumni since its inception.
Over the past two years, Wymer-Lucero and her colleagues have grown the Alumni Mentor Program by nearly 200 percent and established a new Alumni Association Board of Directors. During that same span, the Alumni Association has welcomed thousands of alumni back to their alma mater through homecoming celebrations and special events, and contributed to doubling the growth of alumni association memberships.
In September 2017, Alumni Relations celebrated CSUSB’s inaugural graduating class with a special reunion of Golden Grads, who were honored at Convocation.
“I am excited and honored to have been selected to serve as the director of Alumni Relations at my alma mater,” said Wymer-Lucero. “CSUSB has a vibrant, talented, and diverse alumni community in all 50 states and 43 counties, and working to strengthen ties to CSUSB no matter where our alumni reside will truly be fulfilling and rewarding.”
Wymer-Lucero will oversee the operations of the Office of Alumni Relations, including the CSUSB Alumni Association and its chapters, and the Student Ambassadors Society. In addition, she will serve as a key member of the University Advancement leadership team, collaborating with our alumni, our division and the campus community.
Wymer-Lucero was awarded a bachelor’s degree in communication studies with an emphasis in mass media and working toward a master’s degree in communication studies integrated marketing track.
Wymer-Lucero’s appointment will begin on Jan. 1, 2018.