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Diane Mendenhall

Executive Director of Nebraska Alumni Association


University of Nebraska-Lincoln • Alumni Assn 1520 R Street • Lincoln NE, 68588-0216 • 402.472.2841 • dmendenhall2@unl.edu



Diane Mendenhall

Diane Mendenhall was named Executive Director of the Nebraska Alumni Association in September 2008. As executive director of the 25,000-member Nebraska Alumni Association, Mendenhall works closely with the university administration, athletic department, University of Nebraska Foundation, campus community and alumni chapters to encourage the active participation of alumni and friends with the university.

Mendenhall earned a bachelor of science in education at the University of Kansas in 1981, where she lettered in volleyball, was team captain in 1980 and was collegiate representative to the KU Athletic Council.

From 1981-1990 Mendenhall was associated with The Point Athletic Club in Lakewood, Colo., as athletic director, assistant club manager/marketing and sales director, and personal fitness trainer. She also was head coach of several volleyball teams and presented motivational philosophy, management, marketing and implementation seminars.

In 2000, Mendenhall joined the University of Nebraska Athletic Department as director of operations for Nebraska volleyball. In 2004, Mendenhall was named associate director of development for the athletic department and later was promoted to assistant athletic director, development. Named assistant athletic director for development and ticketing in 2006, she successfully blended the operation of two departments, responsible for nearly 70 percent of the athletic department budget.

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