September 1, 2017
Dear Fellow Alumni,
It is my honor and privilege to have been elected to serve all of you as President of our Alumni Association. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead and I am confident that this year will be a great one.
It is a common theme of messages such as this one that we alumni should all remember how much we owe to the law school: for our education, for the friendships formed there, and for the opportunities a Texas Law degree afforded us. It is certainly true in my case.
Today, however, my message to you is this: let’s all remember how much we alumni owe to each other. Everyone who carries a Texas Law credential out into the world and does good with it, does good for us all. Our alumni community is filled with giants and trailblazers—not just within the legal profession, but in every field and in every community. Their light shines on every one of us.
It is not only the law school that has added tremendous value to my life, it is the law school community. Above all, my goal is to be sure that every alumnus and alumna can appreciate and take full advantage of all the value this incredible group of people has to offer. Friendship, mentorship, wisdom, and joy.
Of course, like all great things, we only get out of it what we put in. That is why I invite all of you to join me in whatever way you can. Come to an event, join a committee, be a mentor, reach out to a long-lost classmate, or just drop me a line and tell me what you’re doing. Find a way to become involved and use your talent and resources to give back and join the strong community of alumni who are committed to providing tomorrow’s students with the same opportunities we enjoyed.
I can’t wait to get started!
Arleas Upton Kea ‘82