Advisory Board & Staff

Your 2014-15 Alumni Advisory Board

The Alumni Association is represented by its Advisory Board, which is made up of members elected by alumni. There are 12 advisory board members, who are guided by an Executive Committee consisting of a president, vice president, and secretary. Advisory board members serve a term of three years and represent the diverse background of the Excelsior College alumni population.

2014-2015 Alumni Association Advisory Board Members

Alumni Association Officers

William Senn
, BCI '07
Nolensville, TN
Serving 2011-2015

Vice President
LCDR Shannon McMillan
, AS '07, BA '09
Virginia Beach, VA
Serving 2010-2016

Ronald Tosto
, BPT '12
Walnut Creek, CA
Serving 2012-2015  

Advisory Board Members

Sandra Butterfield, BS in Nursing '86
Spring Valley, CA
Serving 2014-2017

Daniel L. Coberly, AS '77, BS '84
Hazel Green, AL
Serving 2013-2016

Kadidia Doumbia, BS '85
Washington, DC
Serving 2010-2016

Jennifer Gentry, AS in Nursing '04, BS in Nursing '11
Portland, TX
Serving 2014-2017

Dwayn Hanford, BS '05
Springfield, VA
Serving 2012-2014

Wayne A. Oppel, BS '91
Winston-Salem, NC
Serving 2009-2015 

Shelia A. Scott, BS '02
Hickory, NC
Serving 2013-2016


Marcy Stryker, Director of Development

Renee Kelly, Alumni Affairs and Annual Campaign Manager

Makiko Okada-Cichy, Database Specialist

Connect. Engage. Volunteer.

"I've learned up close how deeply personal and meaningful each person's journey toward an Excelsior degree can be. We are constantly inspired by our fellow graduates. They positively represent Excelsior in action!"
- Dan Coberly, AS '77, BS '84, Alumni Advisory Board Member 2013-2016

Excelsior alumni are doing great things to make a difference in communities all over the world. If you're looking for an opportunity to engage in meaningful service and you would like to help advance the mission of Excelsior College, then you might be a good fit for the leadership team that serves your Alumni Association: the Alumni Advisory Board.

View this slideshow to learn about the board and decide if it's the right opportunity for you.

Ready to apply? Submit the following by January 15, 2015:

Applicants must also meet the following conditions:

  • Must be available to attend Commencement
  • Cannot be a current member of the faculty or staff
  • Must be available for publicity events, articles, and similar activities

Submit your application in any of the following ways:
Fax: 518-464-8777 Attention: Office of Alumni Affairs
Office of Alumni Affairs
Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

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Apply for a Seat on the Alumni Board

Read the instructions and complete the Alumni Advisory Board Member Application Form (PDF). Applications are due January 15.