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CLA Alumni Advisory Board

Contact

Laura W. Plexico

Laura W. Plexico

Professor

Associate Dean of Engagement and Graduate Studies

lwp0002@auburn.edu
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Statement of Purpose

The Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) supports the success of the CLA and advises the CLA’s dean, administration and staff in areas of key importance to strengthen the CLA. Acting under the authority of the Dean, with appropriate support from Auburn University staff, the AAB supports the CLA as it strives for excellence in teaching, research and outreach in the liberal arts.

Some of the primary responsibilities of the AAB include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide recommendations to the CLA leadership on alumni engagement.
  • Identify fundraising opportunities to support the college’s mission, including necessary resources to effectively pursue the vision and strategic goals of the CLA.
  • Recruit students for entrance into the CLA by identifying and developing methods of recognizing and rewarding achievements.
  • Retain students and faculty by developing strategies for recognizing and advancing scholarship as well as mentorship experiences for students.

Alumni Advisory Board Executive Committee Chairs

Alumni Outreach
Dr. Olivia Cook '14

Inclusive Excellence
Courtney Stephens '94, Health and Wellness Manager, Isagenix
Mychal Walker '79, President, TriComm Financial Services

Faculty Support
Darrell Bilbrey '85, VP Corporate Systems and Integration, Encompass Health

Faculty and Student Recognition
Jeremy Arthur '99, Director, Government and Economic Development Institute, Auburn University

Student Mentoring
Scott Mondore '98, Managing Partner, Strategic Management Decisions

Student Outreach and Recruiting
Tripp Haston '90, Attorney, Bradley, Arant, Bolt & Cumming, LLP

 


Membership

The AAB consists of up to 60 members and meets twice annually, once in the spring and once in the fall. AAB members are appointed by the Dean for two-year renewable terms, with AAB member terms effective October 1 of each year. A member may serve no more than four (4) consecutive two-year terms. Nominations for the AAB can be submitted by current AAB members, alumni, administrators, faculty, staff or friends of the CLA to the Dean. Self-nominations are also encouraged.


Contact

To learn more about the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Advisory Board and ways you can get involved, please email Dr. Laura Plexico at lwp0002@auburn.edu

Contact

Laura W. Plexico

Laura W. Plexico

Professor

Associate Dean of Engagement and Graduate Studies

lwp0002@auburn.edu