With the change of seasons (and time), I often find myself pausing to reflect. I am generally not satisfied when wondering “why” that my answer is “because I’ve always done it this way.” Don’t get me wrong, I don’t change for the sake of change; rather I want to be better and do better.
So, I asked our Alumni Board of Directors to reflect about their involvement in the Board and the work of the Association. Over the next several months I will have conversations with them about the Alumni Association. I have asked them to consider three questions:
1. What is one thing you would like the Board to start doing?
2. What is one thing you would like the Board to stop doing?
3. What is one thing you would like the Board to keep doing?
Now I challenge you to share your thoughts with me! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the answers to the three questions. We represent 24,000 degreed graduates from 1960 to today across more than 200 areas of study in six schools. I want to ensure we are hearing your voices. If you know a Board member, contact them and share your thoughts.
It is also the season to pause and think of who we are thankful for in our lives and how they make an impact. Reach out to your family and friends with a personal, handwritten note to share your happy thoughts of them. Writing these notes gives me personal time to remember how rich my life is with relationships.
And finally, in honor of Veterans Day, I would like to pause to thank our alumni who are serving and have served our country. We appreciate the sacrifice you and your families have made so we can all enjoy the freedoms we experience every day.
President, SU Alumni Association