Meet the Alumni Relations staff

Brian Patterson, associate vice president for advancement and alumni relations, earned a BA in Graphic Design, Visual Arts, with an emphasis in Communication, in 1995 from Grand View. Brian brings solid experience to the Alumni Office, from ownership of a graphic design firm to chief advancement officer for a private school. He has developed unparalleled dedication to building strong, long-lasting relationships and deepening his passion for success. Brian’s off-the-job interests include spending time with his wife and four children, church ministry, travel, sports and photography.

Katie Royer, Director of Alumni Relations, earned a BA in Business Administration and Mass Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, in 2006 from Grand View. Katie brings years of event management skills to the Alumni Office, from her previous position as a meeting and design consultant for a third-party meeting planning company.   Katie’s efficiency and creativity make every event a seamless experience, allowing guests to effectively build lasting relationships. In her free time, Katie enjoys golfing, playing volleyball and spending times with her friends and family.

Brian and Katie look forward to supporting alumni events, exploring opportunities for new alumni activities and programs, and supporting the National Alumni Council & Parent’s Council.

To contact the alumni office, email or call 515-263-2957.