The editors of The
University Magazine sat down with Ken Reed 71, chairman
of the Alumni Network Board of Directors. to get the inside story
on this dynamic group.
Weve been hearing
about them for awhile now, but wanted to know who they are and
what they are up to. Heres what we learned:
|Ken Reed ’71
Magazine: What is the Alumni Network Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors serves as the advisory body of the RIT
Alumni Network. Our primary responsibility is to provide volunteer
leadership for the Office of Alumni Relations. Were the
ones who help think up the fun, exciting and educational alumni
programs and activities – everything from Finger Lakes wine
tours to how to create your own Web page.
Sounds great, Ken. How many of you are there?
There are about 30 of us and were growing – fast!
We come from a wide spectrum of graduation years, geographic areas
and interests, and we represent the voices of 90,000 RIT alumni.
Imagine that, 90,000 people – its an entire city,
You do what, exactly?
Board members commit talent, time and resources to RIT. These
can come in the form of professional expertise – for instance,
we have members from the communications and marketing fields.
We provide advice from the perspective of the group of alumni
were representing – I personally can provide feedback
from the science field and from the 70s era – long
live disco! (I didnt really say that, did I?)
We also provide financial
support. We can donate to anything we would like to and sometimes
we provide some hands-on assistance with fundraising for special
projects or student scholarships. Whatever wed like!
And that helps the Alumni Network how?
We help the Alumni Relations Office identify programming or benefits
and services that we think the alumni will appreciate. Sometimes
its social chapter programming and sometimes its
home insurance coverage and sometimes its involvement in
RITs admission, co-op and career service, community service,
and fundraising programs.
Bottom line? Alumni
Board membership means commitment to RIT – our alma mater
– and that takes many ways, shapes and forms.
What if our readers are interested in joining the board?
Wed love to have them! They can nominate themselves or
a fellow classmate by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by checking
out the Web pages online at www.rit.edu/alumni
and clicking on volunteers. There is a ton of information
on the board there – including past meeting minutes and
Im sure the alumni population would be interested in who
their representatives are, right?
Lucky for you I know them all off the top of my head and in alphabetical
order! Current members are:
Paul Brown 82, 84 (GAP)
George Crompton Jr. 58 (GAP)
Victor Del Rosso 51 (ME)
Danyelle Dockstader ‘98, 01 (CAST)
Thomas Dougherty 70 (COB)
Nancy Fein 76 (COS)
Tracy Gamble 98 (COLA)
Cynthia Gray 88, 90, 91 (CCE)
William Hard 74 (COE)
James Janicki 93 (CAST)
Amy Johnson Hall 92 (FAA)
David Lincoln 84 (COS)
Tara Lo Castro 96 (CCE), 98 (COB)
Douglas Matchett 83 (NTID), 89 (CAST)
Gary Meyer 78 (NTID)
Donald Naylor 61 (COB)
Brian OShaughnessy 81, 84 (COS)
Kenneth Reed 71 (COS)
Mary Jo Savino 90 (CAST)
Jacqueline Schertz 83 (COLA), 97 (CAST)
Robert Schott 81 (CIAS)
Keith Shugerts 95 (CAST)
Lynn Siverd 88 (COB)
Robert Snyder 56 (COS)
John Sturge 61 (GAP)
John ‘Jack Whitney 68 (COB)
Thomas Williams 68 (CIAS)
Michael Woods 92 (COB)
Andrew Zach 03 (COE)
Wow! So how do we keep up with what you alums are up to?
Might be helpful if you provided some space in RIT The University
Magazine, dont you think?
Great idea! Well make sure to save some space in every
issue. Well call it the Board Bulletin column!