Law school welcomes new alumni director

January 12, 2016

Eric HornikFor Eric Hornik, the opportunity to return to Jesuit education was an offer he couldn't refuse.

Hornik, who joined Seattle University School of Law last month as the new director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations, received his undergraduate and master's degree from University of Detroit Mercy, a Jesuit school like Seattle U.

"I'm most excited to return to that realm of education around creating a just and humane world," he said. "I know the value of a Jesuit education. I lived it and experienced it at UDM."

Prior to Seattle U, Hornik worked for the University of Chicago Alumni Association, where he coordinated alumni affinity groups campus-wide, providing career development and education to all alumni and strengthening communities of alumni based on shared vocational interests and identities.

"We're thrilled to welcome Eric and we can't wait for alumni to meet him," said Patricia McCowan, the law school's chief advancement officer. "His rich experience working with national and international alumni groups is a perfect fit for our vibrant community."

Hornik said he is eager to meet alumni from the law school's diverse community and increase participation in the Annual Fund for Excellence. "Every gift is important to the continued growth of programming available to our students and future leaders," he said.

He has traveled extensively, including as an international exchange student at Warsaw Polytechnic University while earning his Master of Architecture from UDM. He has also served as co-chair of the Chicago Community Trust Young Leaders Fund and chair of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Auxiliary Board.