2021 CWRU Alumni Association Board of Directors Committees & Goals

photo of current board members at the 2021 Homecoming celebration

 

2021-2022 CWRU Alumni Association Board of Directors Committees & Goals

Communications & Development
Chairs: David Jargiello (WRC '82), Chris Partis (WRC '83)
Current Board Member: Chuck Brandman (CIT '73), Masayo Matsumura (MGT '93)
Emeriti Board Members: John Massie (CIT '66), Larry Rudawsky (LAW '82), Rob Stalder (CWR '94) 
Alumni Members: Anna Akkus (GRS '96, chemistry; GRS '01, macromolecular science; MGT '20), Colleen Babrowski, Sarah Parr (CWR '20)
Executive Committee Liaison: Lloyd Weema (CWR '02)
Staff Liaison: Chamois Williams, Senior Director, Alumni Engagement 
Goals:
1. Connect with alumni volunteer groups throughout the university
2. Brainstorm ideas to welcome Class of 2022 to the alumni community

Engagement
Chairs: Adam Rupe
Current Board Members: Jennifer Mendelson (CWR '98), Chuck Brandman (CIT '73), Srinivas Rao (MGT '99), Michael Smith (CWR '99, MED '03) 
Emeriti Board Members: Nikki DiFilippo (MGT '94), Mickey Hammad (NUR '73), James Treleaven (CIT '69; GRS '90, management), Rob Stalder, Takeshi Tottori (GRS '82, metallurgy & material science), Steve Simmons (CIT '79; GRS '82, electrical engineering & applied physics; MGT '86)
Alumni Members: Michael Lalich (CWR '10)
Executive Committee Liaison: Nancy Carlson (MGT '93)
Staff Liaison: Chamois Williams, Senior Director, Alumni Relations 
Goals:
1. Increase outreach and engagement with students and bridge silos (chapters, schools)
2. Increase engagement and leadership among board members and staff

Governance
Chairs: Dean Fazekas (SAS '91), Roger Wei (CWR '96)
Current Board Members: Liz McFarlin-Marciak (CWR '10)
Emeriti Board Members: Nancy Fink (WRC ‘73), Larry Rudawsky (LAW '82), Paul Marcela (LAW '81), Joy Shefter (FSM '66)
Executive Committee Liaison: Aishwarya Arjunan (CWR '10)
Staff Liaison: Bradford Crews (MNO '20), Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations
Goals:
1. Complete Articles of Governance update and finalize Code of Conduct
2. Evaluate and revamp board pipeline nomination process from 2021

Oral History
Chairs: David AG Johnson Jr. (WRC '73)
Emeriti Board Members: Joy Shefter (FSM '66), James Treleaven (CIT '69; GRS '90, management)
Staff Liaison: Kris Reiber, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement and Chamois Williams, Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Goals:
1. Continue to capture and share the stories of alumni

Recognition  
Chairs: Alex Kranz (CWR '88), Carmina Mares (LAW '01, MGT '20)
Current Board Members: Dean Fazekas (SAS '91)
Emeriti Board Members: Jane Daroff (SAS '85), Chris Hook (CWR '03; GRS '04, political science), David AG Johnson Jr. (WRC '73), Jessica Malone (CWR '10), Mario Pavicic (DEN '92), Judy Strauss-Schwartz (WRC '74)  
Alumni Members: Gary Broadbent (LAW '08, MGT '10), Vera Perkin-Hughes (WRC '76), Nick Zalany (CWR '02)
Executive Committee Liaison: n/a
Staff Liaison: Jill Anderson, Director of Events & Programs, Eric Embacher, Senior Director of Events and Programs
Goals:
1. Focus on more widespread and intentional recruitment of nominees
2. Highlight the importance/significance of Alumni Association Awards
 

RISE (Race, Injustice & Social Equality)
Chairs: Donte Gibbs (CWR '10, SAS '12), Arnold Huffman (CWR '93)
Current Board Members: Lloyd Weema (CWR '02), David Jargiello (WRC '82)
Emeriti Board Members: Ka-Pi Hoh (CIT '84; GRS '87, '89, macromolecular science), David AG Johnson Jr. (WRC '73), Steve Simmons (CIT '79; GRS '82, electrical engineering & applied physics; MGT '86)
Alumni Members: 14 members of the CWRU community  
Executive Committee Liaison: Arnold Huffman (CWR '93)
Staff Liaison: Tobili Hatcher (CWR '20), Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Katie Kimble, Associate Director of Affinity Programs 
Goals:
1. Increase visibility and awareness of the University’s actions addressing justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion.
2. Create pathways for alumni engagement and support of University actions and driving these efforts into our local alumni chapters
3. Foster alumni action in the form of community involvement, student and alumni support (via resources, information, fellowship), and employment opportunities.

If you are interested in joining a committee, please let us know at alumnirelations@case.edu.