Alumni Association Executive Council
The Westfield State Alumni Association Executive Council is comprised of 19 representatives including the Alumni Trustee to the University. The term of office for a council member is three years and may include terms as committee chair, president, past-president and president-elect.
The 2012- 2013 Executive Council:
Kelli Nielsen '04, President
Paul Nesbit '84, Immediate Past President and Foundation Representative
Tracey Innella Pinto '85, President Elect
Suzanne M. Boniface '92, Past President
Maryann Burke '85
Tristan Butler '94
Steve Dailey '95
Nancy Daly '90
Thomas Galanis '09
Terrell Hill '92, Alumni Trustee
Christopher Kinback '09
Jim McGowan '92
Kate Quigley '09
Eileen Swan Rockwal '91
Britney Sroka '13, Student Representative
Angela Vatter '93
Cheryl Vieira '08
Beverley Zipper '86
Ashely Zolenski '05
There are 5 committees in the association and each has a focus and strategic priorities to work through each year to bring the best programs, events and activities to our alumni constituents. Please see the committee descriptions below and contact Kathi Bradford in Alumni Relations if you are interested in joining one. You do not have to be an elected member to join a committee!
Academics and Life-Long Learning: This committee assists with events related to collaboration with the University’s Office of Academic Affairs, the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education and Community Education. In addition, this committee focuses on the Alumni Travel Program.
Association Events (Homecoming, Reunions, and Special Events): This committee assists with the development of our annual Homecoming and Reunion programs as well as other large scale alumni focused events based on region, affinity group or other related connection. Alumni leaders of these groups serve on this committee, as well.
Awards, Scholarship and Recognition: This committee works to recognize outstanding alumni, awards the annual alumni association scholarships and recognizes the work of the Executive Council and other volunteers to the association.
Development and Marketing: This committee focuses on all aspects of marketing, communications, and development/fundraising. Through work with the offices of Alumni Relations, Development, and Marketing, they create a collaborative effort to reach across our diverse constituent group.
Membership and Diversity: This committee's primary role is the recruitment of alumni to serve on the Executive Council and Committees. They are responsible for the election process from August-October, each year. In addition, they assist the Office of Alumni Relations with programming directly focused on the diversity of our alumni association.