The Longwood University Alumni Association was organized by seven alumnae in 1887 under the name Association of Alumnae of State Female Normal School.

The name of the association has changed as the name of the institution changed. The purpose of the Association is to promote the interest of Longwood University and to maintain among its graduates and former students a spirit of FELLOWSHIP, SERVICE and LOYALTY.


“I love being actively engaged with the happenings at Longwood and with the Alumni network as a whole—it is truly a rewarding experience.”

~Chris Davis ‘09



Longwood’s Alumni Association is a non-dues-based association and all graduates are automatically members.

Non-degree alumni who earn 24 or more credit hours from Longwood can request to be members of the Alumni Association. The Association is funded by a partnership with Meyers & Associates, an insurance company; Liberty Mutual, a mutual fund program; and Balfour, the official Longwood University ring distributor.

Regional Facebook Groups

Regional Facebook Groups

Championed and managed by Alumni Association Board members these groups allow alumni to come together, connect and network throughout the state.

These groups get together at a local hot spot once a month, host fundraisers for local charities and give tips to Lancers new to the area. Currently, there are four active groups throughout the state: DC, Hampton Roads, Richmond and Charlottesville. 


Governance (A)

The Association is governed by an Alumni Board composed of three officers and between fifteen and twenty-one members-at-large.

Official business meetings are held in the fall and in the spring of each year and a planning meeting is held in the summer. Board members assist throughout the year with program development and events sponsored by the Association.

“The Alumni Board allows me to engage with other alums that love Longwood, help current students, and give back to the school that has provided much of the foundation for my personal and professional life.”

~Chris Tunstall ‘88

One representative from both the Board of Visitors and the Longwood University Foundation Board of Directors attends Alumni Board Meetings. The President of the Alumni Board attends Board of Visitors meetings and the Vice-President attends Foundation Board meetings.

View the current board members

“I joined the board because I wanted to give back to the place that gave me so much. I was excited to visit campus for meetings and learn about all the great things Longwood is doing. But what I didn’t anticipate has become my favorite part—making friends with alumni across all decades!”

~Erica Howell ‘07

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