Cailin Kelly ’08, the former corresponding secretary for the Alumni Association Board of Directors, was elected this spring as the board’s new president.
MY FELLOW SEAHAWKS,
I’m excited to serve as the new president of your Alumni Association Board of Directors! I will work to be an advocate for the board, the more than 28,000 members of our association, and our future alumni: today’s students.
I am extremely fortunate to be following in the footsteps of our former president Carolina Silva ’16. She spent several years building a solid foundation for me and our other new officers, Vice President Darren Greco ’98 and Corresponding Secretary Kenneth Nilsen ’88. Because of that foundation, we will be able to push the board to really think outside the box as we plan our upcoming initiatives.
Among our priorities this year will be our continuing collaborations between alumni and students, including deepening the partnership between our alumni and student affinity groups and organizations. We’re reaching out to the president of the Student Government Association to discover where new initiatives could be helpful. We’re also considering the possibility of using part of our Saturday board meetings that student leaders can attend, making it easier for us to communicate and collaborate.
Throughout all of this, our number one job will be listening: to fellow alumni, to students, to trustees, and to the college’s current staff and leadership.
I credit my own career success to my Wagner College education, and I want to make sure that the Alumni Association mobilizes the resources to support all of our alumni, present and future, to support the success of each of them. If you have any thoughts on how to do that, we’d love to hear about them! Just write us at email@example.com.
Cailin Kelly ’08
Alumni Association Board of Directors