Julie Cheney

Senior Director of Alumni Relations
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Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens, GA 30602
phone: 706-542-4802


Julie Cheney started her career at the UGA Office of Alumni Relations in 1999 in the membership and marketing department. After serving at the UNC Chapel Hill General Alumni Association and the American Cancer Society, Julie returned to UGA in 2007 as the assistant director of membership - student and young alumni programs. Currently, she is the assistant director of alumni relations where she leads the regional programs and student programs teams in addition to overseeing all that is produced out of the Athens alumni office.  Julie also directs the 40 Under 40 program which is the cornerstone for UGA young alumni cultivation and engagement. Her strategic outreach with student affairs, admissions, athletics and development serves to strengthen the role of, and collaborative opportunities for, alumni relations on campus.


Julie earned her undergraduate degree from UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in Communications Studies, M.Ed. in Organizational Development in Higher Education from the College of Education, and recently started her Ph.D. in Organizational Development in 2013. She is a graduate of L.E.A.D. Athens (2012) and serves on the Board of Directors for Nuci's Space. Previously, she has served on the boards for Hands On Northeast Georgia and the Friends of Southeast Clarke Park. Julie lives in Winterville with her husband, Jim, and two irrevocably spoiled dogs.