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Traversie ’00 to Lead UMM Alumni Association

Larry Traversie
Author: 
Jenna Ray
Publication date: 
February 23, 2018
  • The former speech communication major brings experience from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Positive Coaching Alliance.
  • He succeeds Amy Doll-Wohlers '90, District Court Judge in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District, who will continue to serve the board as immediate past president.

Larry Traversie '00, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is the next University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) Board of Directors president. The former speech communication major brings to the board experience from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Positive Coaching Alliance.

Career

As the Positive Coaching Alliance's partnership manager for Minnesota, Traversie is putting his Morris education to work. There he develops partnership opportunities in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and eastern North Dakota.

Before that Traversie spent 13 years with the Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx—he actually got his start there as an intern. He says his undergrad experience prepared him for working-world challenges and growth.

"UMM prepared me for life after college by giving me the tools and resources to be successful in my professional career," he says. "You will need to learn how to adapt and be open to new ways of thinking critically. That is what going to school at UMM taught me."

Service

Traversie often comes back to campus; he's helped with the Community of Scholars scholarship competition as well as the Alumni and Students Networking Day and other Homecoming events. Service to the alumni association, he says, is one of his top priorities.

"There are so many incredible success stories that our great alumni have achieved," he says. "As UMMAA president, I want to be able to tap into that and let our current students know the many great things that await them once they graduate. The more alumni we can build relationships with, the more stories we are able to share."

Background and Education

Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, he now lives in Saint Paul. Traversie is pursuing a master of arts in sports management at Concordia University-St. Paul.

He also enjoys attending sporting events and concerts as well as spending time with his wife on the North Shore.

UMMAA

Traversie succeeds Amy Doll-Wohlers '90, District Court Judge in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District, who will continue to serve the board as immediate past president.

To learn more about the UMMAA and its board of directors, visit alumni.morris.umn.edu.