Since I joined the George Fox team, my love for the university has continued to grow. I have witnessed the incredible ability of this place to shape and transform lives. It is impossible to articulate the ways that my own life has been impacted by the countless people, programs and experiences that I have encountered here. And it is for exactly that reason that I feel passionate about what I do here.
"So, what are you passionate about at George Fox?"
This is one of my favorite questions to ask as I sit down with alumni, parents, students and friends of the university. It helps me get to know the individual, and it often leads to wonderful stories of how he or she (or someone they love) has been deeply impacted by this place. The answers I hear also create a natural opportunity to discuss how that passion might be used to benefit the university and our students.
Before joining the development team in November of 2011, I served as the director of alumni relations for almost five years. In that role I was responsible for the direction and implementation of alumni relations, including communication, events and programs. Prior to George Fox, I worked in various student life roles at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
I also recently joined the George Fox Alumni Association as a graduate of the Doctor of Education (EdD) program.