In April 2014, Ellis was nominated as the second president of the UC Merced Alumni Association. He and the board have big goals for the next two years.
The first push is to increase regional events. “My hope is that we are having at least having one regional per month so our alums still feel engaged and connected,” Ellis said. “They may come back once a year or every other year, but I want them to still feel like they did when they were here as students.”