The South Florida Network

From the Coral Gables to Cape Coral, you will be welcomed by the nearly 1800 alumni and friends located in the shining sun of South Florida Network! This vast and robust network invites you to be a part of the community that hosts DU Night with the Panthers/Avalanche, DU hockey watch parties, and educational opportunities that will help you get and stay connected whether you are new to the area or no stranger to South Beach. The DU South Florida Network is eager to connect with you and is open to alumni, parents, current students, and friends of DU. Connect with your Network Leaders below or reach out to your staff liaison to learn how to get more connected. We can’t wait to hear from you! 


Featured Volunteer Leaders

Linda Komatsubara

Hi Pioneers! I studied Business concentrated in Marketing at the Daniels College of Business and graduated with a BSBA in 2005. Since then, I have explored a career path in consulting, digital marketing and advertising, and am currently a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Although I consider Denver my home town, I relocated to the South Florida area in 2013 and have since adopted the beach lifestyle. I am excited to connect with DU alumni in upcoming events in the south Florida region including Tampa, Miami, and up to Palm Beach.  Reach out to me via email or LinkedIn to learn more about getting involved locally in South Florida! Go Pioneers!

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Annual Events

Check out some of our annual events below!

  • DU Night with the Panthers/Avs
    • Annual tradition of a pregame networking reception followed by a family-friendly hockey game with the hometown Panthers.
  • Hockey Watch Parties, Florida Style
    • Join with DU fans at a watch party for the defending National Champion DU Hockey Team!
    View all events here
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    Staff Leader

    Meet Brent Thompson

    Director of Regional Engagement

    Brent helps guide strategy and execute engagement efforts of all alumni, families, parents and friends across the country and in select international networks as well as develops a programmatic portfolio for the regions in collaboration with Denver-based advancement team. Brent's goal is to create a culture of lifelong engagement and volunteerism among constituents in the regional markets and networks that builds our pipeline for campaign philanthropy and long-term engagement for the University's Global Network. 

    Brent has served in a number of different roles throughout his 15-year career in higher education for the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas system and now with the University of Denver. He is also adjunct faculty for the Executive Education in Daniels. Brent has worked in several different capacities including employer relations, career development, accreditation, and alumni engagement. Brent is a proud University of Denver and University of Oklahoma graduate and his entire wardrobe is crimson!

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    Meet Craig Baldwin

    Director of Development, East Coast

    Craig joined DU in 2022 as the Regional Director of Development for the East Coast. Originally from Maryland, he works with graduates from the Northeast and Southeast regions. Craig looks forward to engaging with DU alumni, and learning more from their experiences at the University.

    Connect with Craig
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    If you want to share your time and talent in any way outside mentoring and networking, check out VolunteerDU at This portal is a menu of volunteer opportunities and your open door to engage with the DU community. Choose from a variety of one-off and ongoing projects that are meaningful to you.  

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