This week’s Wildcat of the Week spotlight features Carlos Terrazas ’98, a graduate of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Carlos became involved with the Northwestern Alumni Association in 2000 as a co-founder of the Latino Alumni Club of Northwestern University, or LANU. Additionally, he helped lead his five-, 10- and 15-year reunions. A loyal annual donor to several areas of NU, Carlos and his wife Katie Ruch Terrazas ’01 are gold level members of NU Loyal giving society and members of the NU Leadership Circle.
“Northwestern helped shape my life,” he says. “Many of my fondest memories and life experiences and my closest friends, mentors and my wife, all tie back to Northwestern.”
In addition to being an active alumnus, Carlos is also a Northwestern staff member, currently serving as the senior director of Reunion Programs within Alumni Relations and Development. Carlos joined ARD in 2008 as an associate director on the Leadership Giving team. In 2012, he became the director of development for Libraries, Press, and University Archives, and in May he transitioned to his current role leading NU’s Reunion Programs. Connect with your Reunion class in Our Northwestern. >>
“It is a privilege to be able to give back to my alma mater,” Carlos says. “To be able to leverage my skills and passion into supporting something that supported me and impacted my life so greatly. I wake up every day feeling lucky to be at NU.”
The office of Alumni Relations and Development has a strong focus on strengthening partnerships across the University community. As a professional employer, the office has a collaborative culture, emphasizes excellence, and nurtures staff members through a variety of professional development and employee engagement opportunities. Carlos’ own career within ARD—seven years and counting—is a testament that you can have a full and varied career within the department. As a Northwestern alumnus and staff member, Carlos truly “bleeds purple” both personally and professionally.
For more information on considering a career within Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern, view our open positions or sign up to attend an ARD Information Session for prospective candidates.