Houston native Dale Green, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, has been named interim executive director of the SFA Alumni Association, effective today.

Green joined the Alumni Association staff as director of marketing and membership in January 2011. He previously served as vice president/director of training for a private professional development/corporate training firm in the North San Francisco Bay Area. He received a Bachelor of Arts in communication from SFA in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration from California State University-Sonoma in 2011.

"Dale is intimately familiar with the day-to-day operations of the SFA Alumni Association, so he is uniquely qualified to lead that office during this period of transition," said Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA president. "I am grateful that Dale has agreed to serve the Alumni Association and the university in this important role for the near future, and I am confident he will do so effectively and with distinction."

Green's appointment fills the position left vacant by previous Executive Director Jeff Davis, who is leaving SFA to head the Mississippi State University Alumni Association.

"We have a great staff that has put countless hours and boundless energy into connecting with our alumni on a personal level, and I'm pleased to help continue the forward momentum during this interim period," Green said.

Green was in the Leadership Nacogdoches Class of 2012-13 and is an active member of the Nacogdoches Rotary Club where he serves on the Membership Development Committee. He also is a member of the Council of Alumni Association Marketing and Membership Professionals, Alumni Professionals of Texas and the Nacogdoches Jaycees.

A committee co-chaired by Curtis Sparks, president of the SFA Alumni Association Board of Directors, and Dr. Steve Westbrook, vice president for university affairs, has been appointed to direct the search for a permanent executive director.