All participants of Glenn College undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. degree and non-degree programs automatically become members of the Alumni Society upon completion of their respective program. There are no dues, fees or secret handshakes required for membership.

The governance of the Alumni Society and the direction of its activities are vested in the Board.


If you would like to serve on the Alumni Society Board, please contact current board president Lisa Patt-McDaniel. Board member terms last two years. Click here to find out more about board member expectations.


Interested in serving on the Glenn College Alumni Society Board or committee?

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Mission

The mission of the Alumni Society is to foster interactions between the Glenn College and its alumni, with a focus on furthering the development of students in their education and future career paths. Members of the Board will support and promote the advancement of the Glenn College within and beyond OSU, and will encourage fellow Glenn College alumni to:

  1. connect with other alumni, faculty, staff, and students through meaningful programs, events and communication;
  2. support educational and career opportunities for current and future Glenn College graduates;
  3. assist with recruitment of highly qualified students; and
  4. provide financial and other means of support to the college.

Board Committees

The Communications and Marketing Committee works with Glenn College staff and faculty to:

  • Create a meaningful and inclusive alumni brand
  • Achieve greater visibility for the Glenn College and its programs
  • Produce more effective communications with Glenn College alumni
The committee provides input and advice on the Glenn College print newsletter, website, social media outreach, and event planning and marketing. To join or find out more information about the work of the committee, please contact committee chair, Lisa Frericks .

The Development Committee will work to increase alumni giving and participation in philanthropic efforts for the Glenn College by:

  • Annually soliciting Glenn College Alumni to support the Glenn College Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • Promoting and soliciting sponsorship opportunities for the Glenn College Leadership Forum
To join or find out more about the work of the committee, please contact committee chair, Eric Russell.

The Leadership Forum Planning Committee works with the Glenn College in planning an annual professional education forum for alumni and public service professionals. The committee is responsible for:

  • Identifying conference topics and developing sessions on current or emerging trends in public policy, administration and leadership
  • Identify and secure conference speakers
To join or find out more about the work of the committee, please contact committee chair, Kelly Des Roches.

The Student Affairs Committee works with Glenn College staff and faculty to facilitate meaningful interactions between alumni and prospective and/or current Glenn College students. The committee helps to promote and increase alumni involvement in:

  • Identification and creation of new assistantship, internship and job opportunities
  • Student recruitment
  • Student mentoring
  • Career development for students
To join or find out more information about the work of the committee, please contact committee chair, Angie Crandall.

The Washington, D.C. outreach committee will assist in efforts to strengthen the links between graduates in Washington, D.C. and the Glenn College. The committee will work to promote and increase D.C. area alumni involvement in:

  • Identification and creation of internship and job opportunities
  • Student recruitment
  • Creation of opportunities for policy debate and discussion
  • Student mentoring
  • Career development for students
To join or find out more information about the work of the committee, please contact committee chair, Thomas Phillips.

The Young Alumni Outreach Committee aims to increase engagement with alumni, age thirty-five and younger, as they transition from college into their careers. The committee will develop meaningful and fun opportunities to remain connected to the Glenn College and classmates through:

  • Professional networking and education
  • Community service
  • Social events
To join or find out more about the work of the committee, please contact committee chair, Matt Stephens-Rich.

2017-2018 GLENN COLLEGE ALUMNI SOCIETY BOARD

Officers

President: Lisa Patt-McDaniel, MPA '96
President Elect: Kelly Des Roches, MPA '92
Secretary: Lauren Rummel, MPA '12
Treasurer: Eric Russell, MPA '08
Past President: Kim Ratcliff, MPA '95

Committee Chairs

Communications & Marketing: Open
Development: Eric Russell, MPA '08
Leadership Forum: Kelly Des Roches. MPA '92
Student Affairs: Annie Crandall, PhD '08
D.C. Outreach: Thomas Phillips, BA '15
Young Alumni Outreach: Matt Stephens-Rich, MPA '14

Members-at-large

Paolo DeMaria, MPA '96
Kelsey Gallagher, MPA '15
Stephanie Gilligan, MPA '10
Mark Harris MPA '09
Tracy Najera, MPA '07
Natalie Pantalos, BA'13
Tricia Petras, Ph.D. '07
Beth Trombold, MA '12
Adam White, MPA '17

Ex-Officio

Trevor Brown Dean, Glenn College
Craig Little Director of Alumni Societies, OSU Alumni Association
Lisa Frericks Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations, Glenn College



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