Our History

Now situated at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House, a dedicated home on campus for alumni, NUS Office of Alumni Relations has gone through various expansions to serve alumni better. We continue to engage our wide spectrum of alumni across cohorts, cultures and continents in a diverse variety of initiatives and activities.


The Singapore Medical College Graduates' Association was inaugurated. It is now known as The Medical Alumni Association.


To cater to more disciplines, the University of Malaya Society was established; now known as National University of Singapore Society.


NUS established a department that catered specifically to the strengthening of strong relations between alumni and alma mater – the Alumni Affairs Office (AAO).


AAO's role was expanded to include fundraising or development and was renamed as the Alumni Affairs and Development Office (AADO).


AADO was once again expanded to include the role of community relations and was renamed as the Office of Alumni and Community Relations (ACR).


ACR was restructured into two different departments, the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) and the Development Office (DVO).

Chief Alumni Officer

July 2023 - Present
Ms Ovidia Lim-Rajaram (Arts and Social Sciences '89)


2016 - 2023
Mr Bernard Toh (Architecture '84)

2013 - 2016
A/Prof Victor R Savage (Arts and Social Sciences '72)

2010 - 2013
A/Prof Lim Meng Kin (Medicine '74)

2002 - 2010
A/Prof Teo Choo Soo (Dentistry '73)

1996 - 2002
A/Prof Lawrence Chia (Science '69)

1991 - 1996
Mr Peter Lim (Arts '53)

1989 - 1991
Mr Bernard Fong