Southern Oregon University's new alumni director is an alumnus himself, as well as a graduate of Eagle Point High School.

Southern Oregon University's new alumni director is an alumnus himself, as well as a graduate of Eagle Point High School.

Mike Beagle, 49, was a member of the Southern Oregon State College Raiders football team in the mid-1980s and a three-time all conference defensive back. He graduated in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in history, according to an SOU news release.

Beagle also served in the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis as a field artillery officer and received a master's degree in history and government from the University of Portland in 1993.

Beagle has worked recently with the Raider Booster Club, Raider Red Zone and Trout Unlimited.

Southern Oregon University has 29,275 living alumni, and more than one-third of them live in Southern Oregon.