University of New Orleans alumnus Tony Enterante has been named director of alumni affairs and executive director of the UNO International Alumni Association.
Enterante has worked in University Advancement at UNO since 2015, when he was hired as the annual fund manager. In that position, he helped increase giving and donor participation to the UNO First Fund and the UNO Tomorrow Fund.
Before that, Enterante spent five years at Holy Cross School in New Orleans, where he served as director of development and director of alumni relations. He also worked for the Boy Scouts of America for more than 15 years, where he was engaged in increasing membership and fundraising.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans as well as a bachelor’s degree in history from the Southeastern Louisiana University.
Tony Gregorio, executive director of University Advancement, said that after seeing Enterante's work as interim director for the past few months, he's excited to have Enterante in the permanent position.
"Tony brings a wealth of valuable experience in alumni affairs, development and successful volunteer and alumni engagement to this position," Gregorio said. "His previous work as our interim director of alumni affairs and as our annual fund manager gives him a great head start in his new role.”
Enterante said he first became interested in working for UNO following his experience as a student in the University’s executive MBA program, where he was impressed by the one-on-one attention and support he received from faculty and staff.
Looking ahead, Enterante said he’s excited to expand the University’s network with its tens of thousands of alumni in Louisiana and nationally. Working with new assistant director Amelia Hatheway, a UNO alumna, Enterante said he is focused on increasing the association’s membership and further strengthening many of the already strong alumni events such as Crawfish Mambo in the spring and the Distinguished Alumni Gala in the fall.
“We have so many phenomenal alum,” Enterante said, “and I’m looking forward to working with them.”