VOTE TODAY for the Westfield State Alumni Trustee
The Alumni Trustee on the Westfield State Board of Trustees represents 37,000 alumni worldwide. Names of the top two candidates will be forwarded to the governor, who will appoint one Trustee for a five year term on the Board. Those who sit on the Board of Trustees hold the highest-level volunteer position on our campus and are responsible for campus oversight.
Jose Delgado, ’08, Communications
It is with great pleasure that I have enthusiastically decided to run for Westfield State University Alumni Trustee. As an Alumni Trustee, I would be sensitive to the needs of this educational institution and especially, its students and alumni. As a recent graduate, I know the challenges facing our students and alums; many are struggling to get employment in a challenging and competitive job market. As trustees, it is important that we ensure our students are well-rounded and prepared to meet personal and professional challenges to help them succeed. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.
Terrell M. Hill, ’92, Education
“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” — Shirley Chisholm I believe leaders are fortunate to be in positions that allow them to serve so many. As a principal, I serve students, staff and the community daily. My life has been blessed by so many at Westfield State. Since graduation in 1992, I have looked for opportunities to give back to my “Westfield family.” This was done through teaching for urban education, and serving on the Foundation. Serving as the Alumni Trustee would enable me to serve Westfield State University on a greater level.
Mary Ann Saunders Marin, ’77, Psychology
“Welcome to Westfield.” I remember being told exactly that when I arrived at orientation in 1973. The Class of 1977 was invited to participate in all the College had to offer….. And so I did. The ’70s at Westfield State taught me about social change, national student unrest, questioning the status quo, women’s rights and our responsibility to make the world a better place. As an alumna, I have followed that path. Those years at Westfield State allowed me to become a successful advocate, an individual committed to public service and someone ready, willing and able to represent my fellow alumni well.
Tracey Innella Pinto, ’85, Communications
I believe Westfield State University’s commitment to excellence, core values and strong sense of community helped shape the person that I am today, and I am committed to giving back to Westfield. We have much to be proud of concerning advances made by Westfield State University. However, I believe Westfield State’s best years are still ahead. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to bring positive and worthwhile ideas to the Board of Trustees and to help provide strong leadership to move Westfield State University forward with even greater prestige and glory. I ask for your support and pledge my full energies on your behalf.
The deadline to vote is May 18, 2012. Cast your vote ONLINE today!