UA Alumni Association
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Alumni Life

The University of Arizona Alumni Association’s governing board is comprised of 19 directors who are responsible for the management and corporate affairs of the association, including oversight of the budget and financial investments.

The governing board works through a committee structure that oversees the association’s strategic plan and the various programming areas of the Alumni Association, which are designed to establish a lifelong relationship that begins with our current students and continues to ensure a "Wildcat for Life" tradition that keeps alumni connected to the UA and their colleges. This Septemeber we will welcome three new board members.

Here's a little bit about them:

Nicollette Daly '08 is the chief financial officer of the Community Food Bank. Over the past 25 years Nicollette has volunteered in various capacities, from ground level service to board membership. Organizations she has regularly served include Eller College Associates, A Home Away from Homelessness, and Habitat for Humanity. She most enjoys her experiences assisting student-led projects and performing entrance interviews at Eller College.

Nicollette and her husband Michael moved to Tucson in 2005 from San Francisco where she had been a manager in the construction industry. Nicollette took the opportunity to return to school and pursue a degree in a field that runs in her family – her mother was an accountant and now her brother will be attending University of Arizona to become an accountant as well.


Mark Villalpando '80 is the president of Good Oak Management, Inc., an asset and property management company based in Phoenix. Mark was formerly a partner at Gallagher & Kennedy focusing on real estate and corporate matters. He then directed development for the Boston Market and Einstein Brothers Bagels restaurant chains in seven western states including Arizona.

He has been a member of the Wildcat for Life Leadership Council since 2011. While at the UA, Mark was president of Sophos, Chain Gang, and the Bobcats Senior Honorary. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. His daughter is currently a senior at the UA.


Bob Crum is a Phoenix native and principal member of the Phoenix commercial real estate firm of Ross Brown. Prior to that he was with CB Richard Ellis for more than 30 years where he became one of Arizona’s most respected and successful real estate professionals. Bob attended the University of Arizona where he led the Wildcats to much success on football field as a defensive end and eventually drafted in 1973 to play three seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

While at the UA, Bob was a Sigma Chi. Bob’s Wildcat roots run deep as many know Bob as the former master of ceremonies at the annual Kick-off Dinner in Phoenix, King Cat in the former Cat Tracks publication, and founder of the Extra Point Club in Phoenix. Bob comes from a family of Arizona alumni; his father Moose Crum played both varsity football and basketball, son Conan played varsity football, and daughter Cassidy was a volleyball legend.