Cavender is responsible for building a centralized alumni services function for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. In this role, she is responsible for leading and managing alumni engagement and relationship management for the Institute’s program alumni. Cavender collaborates with the post-program support advisor and program managers across the Institute to ensure resources and engagement opportunities are provided for all program alumni.
Prior to joining IVMF, Cavender worked at Syracuse University’s Office of Alumni Engagement on the Outreach Programs team. In this role, she worked with countless alumni volunteers as well as on-campus and external partners to coordinate programs and streamline processes.
Cavender holds a bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College and is currently pursuing an MBA at Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.