How would you support the FSAA’s mission to provide opportunities for alumni to connect and further their leadership and service in their communities?
I want to continue building upon current efforts of the Alumni Association. Additionally, providing professional development opportunities to alumni and a way for our alumni to continue to connect is and will remain a priority to me. In doing so, I will continue to work to support the FSAA’s mission.
What skills, expertise, and/or other assets will you bring to the Board of Directors?
Governmental experience, non-profit experience, great networking and relationship building.
What would you like to accomplish while on the Board of Directors?
I’d like to engage more Alumni by connecting with them in a wide variety of opportunities. As a current member of the board, we have worked to make sure our alumni feel engaged and are participating in the process. I want to continue building upon these efforts.
Why are you applying to be an officer? What are your personal and organizational goals for this position?
I am applying to serve as President Elect of the board to further utilize my leadership skills to serve not only our board but all communities throughout Oregon. I want to work to grow and further establish the Ford Scholars Alumni Association into a robust and thriving association where all alumni can turn to for resources, support, and growth. As President Elect — it will be my goal to work in conjunction with the President and the rest of the board to move the FSAA into a thriving future.
What skills, expertise, and/or other assets will you bring to this officer position?
I bring years of leadership experience to this position — I have served in multiple high level roles, providing oversight of budgets, staff, and organizations. Additionally, I work to institute statewide policy and systems changes. These skills are greatly transferrable and I am excited about getting to work to serve all alumni to the best of my ability.