“We have accomplished much, but it is the qualities of who we are that defines and distinguishes us as Wes alumni: caring, generous, open-minded, thoughtful, creative…and most of all, confident. This is what makes Wes exceptional. Wesleyan saw our potential. Wes pushed us outside our comfort zone to engage and embrace diverse ideas and diverse people, to experiment, take risks, and find our voice, all while contributing to a harmony on campus and in Middletown.
“Like many of us, I was a young person who found my voice and confidence at Wesleyan. I have striven to maintain these values in my work, believing in those who have struggled, seeing their potential, creating opportunities for them to achieve, inspiring them to do so and celebrating their success.
“Now I’d like to come back to where it all started, where we found our identity, and help ensure that the opportunity we had continues and is preserved for the future. I not only understand and appreciate this responsibility; I know what it takes to make it a reality. I’ve created, turned-around and led large nonprofit and governmental organizations, improving mission-driven outcomes, while maintaining fiscal stability. I would be honored to be elected by my fellow alumni to serve as a Wesleyan trustee.”