The longtime executive director of the Arkansas Alumni Association has announced he will retire from his position in June 2012.
Myron D. “Mike” Macechko said he intends to retire at the end of the current fiscal year following a 24-year career as the association’s chief executive officer.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Macechko received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he later served as an alumni affairs officer for 15 years. His total of 39 years in alumni work makes him the nation’s second longest-serving alumni executive.
Macechko joined the Arkansas Alumni Association in April 1988 as the leader of the not-for-profit membership organization, which at the time had approximately 10,500 dues-paying members. The organization’s membership has grown to more than 27,000 members today.
The organization’s endowment also grew during Macechko’s tenure from $350,000 when he first joined the association to more than $7 million this year.