Carol Knauff Elected to Lead University’s Alumni Board of Governors

TEANECK, N.J. (October 14, 2009) – Carol Knauff has been elected president of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Alumni Board of Governors. This organization represents more than 115,000 FDU alumni worldwide. During her two-year term, which began on July 1, 2009, Knauff will officially represent the Alumni Board as a member of FDU’s Board of Trustees.

Knauff holds an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a member of the FDU NOW Campaign Steering Committee and has served on the President’s Advisory Council.  Knauff is a member of the board of the Friends of Florham, a community group that is dedicated to preserving the historic elements of the College at Florham.

FDU’s Director of Alumni Relations, Okang McBride, said, “Carol will have my unwavering support during her tenure as president. Our FDU alumni will benefit from her direction and leadership.”

In 2008, Knauff and her husband established the Knauff Family Endowed Scholarship in honor of the Alumni Board of Governors.  

Knauff has received a number of awards recognizing her service to the university, including the Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award in 2007 and the Pinnacle Award in 2002. The Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award is the highest award given by the Alumni Association. The acronym CASTLE represents Commitment, Allegiance, Support, Teamwork, Leadership and Enthusiasm, all qualities Knauff demonstrated during her years at FDU, both as an MBA student and as an alumna. The Pinnacle Award acknowledges the contributions and achievements of its most distinguished alumni.

In addition to her M.B.A. from FDU, Knauffalso holds an M.S. in engineering management from the University of Missouri at Rolla and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

She worked for AT&T for 28 years, retiring as President of AT&T International, where she was responsible for all operations outside the U.S. Knauff is married to Jeffrey Knauff and has two children.

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