John Wagner was instrumental in the growth and development of what is now known as Alumni Affairs. In the early 1940s, under the progressive vision of President Levering Tyson to “make a greater Muhlenberg” for students, faculty, staff and alumnae, the post Wagner assumed began as part of the administrative expansion and professionalization that included a business manager, a bursar, a director of public relations and the revitalization of the alumni secretary role.