Staff Profile: Patrick Alejaga Bridges the Gap Between Students and Alumni
Patrick Alejaga is the Chapters and Regional Networks Assistant for UNLV Alumni Engagement
Pictured right: Winston Lewis, Patrick Alejaga, Samantha Ruiz, Kelechi Obi, Jasmine Ballar, Bryan Versoza, and Emily Pugh posed for a photo after winning 2nd Place for the Campus Life Olympics on March 4, 2016.
Patrick Alejaga started his career at UNLV in 2013 as a library assistant for the University Libraries. He spent the next few years in student life taking on various positions in campus activities, multicultural programs, student organization development, and student government, lastly serving as the program assistant for the Student Organization and Resource Center in the Student Engagement & Diversity Office.
Patrick is now utilizing his student affairs experience to serve a diverse student population of nearly 30,000 in his position within the Office of Alumni Engagement. His background has led to a desire to engage students in various campus activities and to prepare them to be future alumni.
In 2016, Patrick transferred to Alumni Engagement. He currently serves as the chapters and regional networks assistant. In this role, he coordinates with staff liaisons of college alumni chapters and alumni volunteers of regional networks on events, activities, and initiatives to develop marketing strategies and materials to engage alumni. He is also focusing on rebuilding the Student Alumni Association to implement programs and offer networking opportunities for students and alumni.
In his spare time, Patrick consults with student organizations, including the undergraduate student government, and student leaders about campus activities programming, leadership development, and student body elections. His favorite campus event is the Rebel Variety Show, which showcases students performing in various skits incorporating the theme of homecoming.
Patrick will be graduating in the Spring of 2017 earning a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in leadership and civic engagement from UNLV and will become a full-fledged UNLV alumni.