North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will be kicking off a new ini­tia­tive called “The One Cam­paign” to engage alumni, par­ents and friends in con­ver­sa­tions about the future direc­tion of the Uni­ver­sity. The cam­paign will rein­force the con­nec­tions that unite all mem­bers of the North­eastern family.

The goal is to con­nect with nearly 2,000 mem­bers of the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity in one-​​on-​​one, face-​​to-​​face con­ver­sa­tions about North­eastern during an inten­sive one-​​month period this spring. The university-​​wide cam­paign will be led by North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph Aoun and includes deans, devel­op­ment offi­cers and advance­ment staff from all of Northeastern’s schools and col­leges. The cam­paign is expected to reach roughly one in every 100 alumni around the world.

The One Cam­paign is an oppor­tu­nity for the admin­is­tra­tion, fac­ulty and staff to visit with, listen to and learn from mem­bers of the North­eastern family, each of whom have a vested interest in Northeastern’s suc­cess. We are going to see a record number of people, in record time,” said Diane MacGillivray, senior vice pres­i­dent for uni­ver­sity advance­ment. “This out­reach ini­tia­tive will build vis­i­bility and excite­ment about what’s hap­pening at North­eastern, while reaf­firming and cel­e­brating the pride we all feel for our university.”

Insights and feed­back from alumni will help to inform strategic deci­sions about how North­eastern can create a closer-​​knit com­mu­nity of alumni, par­ents and friends who are actively engaged, informed and proud of their affil­i­a­tion with Northeastern.

The One Cam­paign kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Miami Alumni Chapter Wine Tasting and Dinner at Chef Adrianne’s Vine­yard Restau­rant and Wine Bar.

Col­lec­tively we’ve all had a mil­lion dif­ferent expe­ri­ences at North­eastern, but we’re all part of one family. We are redou­bling our efforts to interact with alumni because each person has an impor­tant voice and a unique per­spec­tive that we can all learn from,” said Jack Moynihan, vice pres­i­dent of alumni rela­tions and The North­eastern Fund.

One of the ini­tia­tives that uni­ver­sity offi­cials will be talking about during per­sonal visits is the new “Double Husky” schol­ar­ship pro­gram. Announced last week, the pro­gram fea­tures a 25 per­cent tuition reduc­tion across more than 100 master’s and cer­tifi­cate pro­grams to help cur­rent seniors and recent alumni gain an advan­tage in this economy.

To track the One Campaign’s progress, including the number of people vis­ited, and up-​​to-​​the-​​minute updates from uni­ver­sity staff, visit the One Campaign’s web­site: www​.north​eastern​.edu/​a​l​u​m​n​i​/​one.