“Whatever you bring to Wesleyan, I have found that the University will nurture and challenge intellectual curiosity with surprising and exciting returns. I went to Wesleyan with an interest in writing plays, graduated as a government major and went on to write political speeches for elected officials before transitioning to finance and entrepreneurship.
“During my years on campus, I served on the WSA for 2 years, wrote for the Argus, started a literary magazine, a black men’s discussion group, and served as an officer of a fraternity. Combined with critical reasoning developed through the academic program, these experiences created relationships that have grown into a strong network.
“Over the years, Wesleyan has built on its liberal arts heritage while creating new programs, new schools, and new disciplines. We must continue to innovate in ways that make the Wesleyan experience more vital in the years to come.
“I bring unique career experiences from government, development of school facilities, years of finance, and more recently entrepreneurship to the table and will be honest about what I think is best for the Wesleyan community.
“For example – I worked at a leading credit rating agency in the higher education group during which time I traveled the country evaluating the curricula, management, matriculation, facilities and endowments of colleges and universities and gave them a published letter grade. I have also served on a number of non-profit Boards, appointed positions, and serve as the President of a scholarship fund.
“Today, I manage an energy service company that is working to finance and deliver energy efficiency and renewable energy to many of the largest buildings in New York City. This is an interest that I would represent on the Board. Most importantly, I am proud to be a Wesleyan alum, and willing to work”.