Scott Travis has joined the Hope College staff as assistant director of alumni and parent relations.

He started in the position on Tuesday, Sept. 5. He is responsible for a number of the events, activities and services at the college for alumni, and parents and families of students, and works with the program's director on a variety of other aspects of the program.

As assistant director, Travis will assist with the college's regional events and annual on-campus events for alumni, parents and students hosted by the office. He holds additional responsibility for involving alumni and parent volunteers in the college's programs, and for communicating with alumni, parents and friends of the college. He will also assist the program's director, Mary Remenschneider, with strategic planning and program development, and in promoting financial support of the college to alumni, parents, friends and families of Hope.

Travis, who graduated from Hope this May with a major in management, previously worked at Hope as assistant event manager at the college's DeVos Fieldhouse, initially part-time as a student during the 2005-06 school year and full-time this summer. His prior employment at Hope also included serving as a student conference coordinator during the summer of 2005.

While studying off-campus in Philadelphia, Pa., during the spring of 2005, he served as a communications intern with the Philadelphia 76ers. From June 2002 through February 2005, he served as founding president of T.E.A.M. Youth Sports Inc., a summer camp corporation in his hometown of Unionville.