Its a Great Day to be a UW Alum Welcome Jack Tennant

June 6, 2022
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UWAA Executive Director Jack Tennant

This year began with an exciting transition in the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA). The association welcomed Jack Tennant as the newest member of the team.

“The national search for this critical position provided a highly qualified candidate pool,” Vice President for Student Affairs Kim Chestnut says. “The search committee was pleased to engage with such strong leaders and even more pleased that the outcome is Jack Tennant. Jack is an exceptional and committed leader who has been working to serve his alma mater since he graduated.”

Tennant’s UW career started when he came as a student and as a student-athlete in football and wrestling in 2006. Since graduating in 2010, his professional career has grown within the university. Tennant worked for the Cowboy Joe Club in the Department of Athletics and for the UW Foundation.

“The University of Wyoming alumni immediately welcomed me into the Wyoming family as a student-athlete more than 16 years ago,” Tennant says. “As the new executive director, I’m excited to work with the UWAA team, its board of directors and UW campus partners. The UWAA staff and board have done a great job of driving the association’s mission and values. I look forward to continuing the association’s success through a variety of programs that connect all alumni to their beloved university—and to fellow alumni.”

As the successor of his mentor and friend Keener Fry, Tennant plans to build on the association’s legacy of sustaining relationships with UW alumni. Fry retired after a decade of leading the UWAA.

“From his time as a student intern at the Cowboy Joe Club in 2010, Jack has been laser focused on forging a pathway to a career in higher education external relations and development,” Fry says. “Becoming the executive director at the UWAA is a perfect fit for Jack after a progressive 10-year career in athletics and university development—most recently as the director of annual giving.”

The UWAA’s mission is to bring people together—“to build pride, loyalty and future sustainment among the UW community through communication, involvement, engagement and celebration.” For more information or to become a member of the UWAA, visit



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