OSU Alumni Association names head of operations, board relations


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Christi Kasten of Corvallis has been promoted to associate director for operations and board relations for the Oregon State University Alumni Association.

She will lead efforts to implement the association’s strategic plan and to ensure customer-oriented and efficient day-to-day operation of the association, which works to keep OSU’s 150,000 alumni connected to one another and to the university.

She will also oversee human resources and will work closely with OSUAA Executive Director Jeff Todd to make sure the association’s volunteer board is well informed and effective in its role, and that board members have a great experience as they serve.

Kasten earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from OSU in 1986 and a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University in 1993. She has been with the association since March 2005, most recently serving as director for board relations and executive office manager. She lives in Corvallis with her husband, Jim Kasten.