Season One

AT13. Affiliate Groups and Volunteers with Scott Francis

Stay #OnTrend with Scott Francis

What’s Up Trendsetters!

Today, on this episode I talk with East Carolina Pirate, Scott Francis. Scott is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni and President of the ECU Alumni Association board at East Carolina University.
Today’s trend lines include:
– his career,
– affiliate groups – the Florida Gator way,
– fall plans in response to COVID 19,
– and his perspective as an African-American in higher ed advancement.

Quick Listening Guide
at 3:28 Scott’s Career progression
at 4:01 Baseball Career (BA .167)
at 10:40 Affiliate Groups: The Gator Way
at 13:36 Florida’s Association of Black Alumni and Association of Hispanic Alumni
at 15:21 Programming beyond Athletics
at 17:43 Welcome to the GatorHood
at 20:07 Race and Ethnicity based Affiliate Groups
at 34:36 Lessons in Leadership through COVID 19
at 39:48 Experience as an African-American higher education professional
at 45:54 What’s Trending in Advancement


Scott Francis is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni and leads the alumni team. In this role, he works directly with the ECU Alumni Association board, serving as its President.

Scott joined the Pirate Nation in August of 2019, bringing 20 years of Higher Education experience to the role. Scott served his first 12 years in higher education in housing and residence life, followed by 7 years serving as the Director of Gator Clubs and Affiliate Groups for the University of Florida Alumni Association where he was responsible for support and development of the 95 Gator Clubs®, and the 6 affiliate groups, representing over 422,000 alumni.

A graduate of Stockton University, Scott earned a degree in Criminal Justice. He also earned his Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University in College Student Personnel. Scott hails from South Orange, New Jersey and lives in Winterville, NC with his wife Stephanie and their children Steven (8) and Isabelle (6).

Scott is committed to the vision of the ECU Alumni Association developing and executing programs and initiatives that transform the experience of being a Pirate.

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