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

Contact Us

Alumni Affairs Office


Toll free:

888.647.2388 ext. 145

Fax: 518.464.8777

Alumni Assoc.

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.

Board Member Responsibilities

  • Attend the Commencement ceremony, related Commencement activities, Annual Alumni Association Meeting and Alumni Advisory Board bi-annual meeting held in Albany, NY each year during the month of July.*
  • Attend the bi-annual winter meeting (location varies)*
  • Contribute an average of 10 hours per month for board business and individual outreach
  • Participate in monthly teleconferences
  • Serve on committees
  • Serve as a regional point-of-contact and facilitate networking for alumni in your region
  • Participate in  outreach activities including posting mail, sending email, distributing alumni association literature and participating in online chats
  • Participate in recruiting activities if you are located within a reasonable distance from a scheduled event
  • Make an annual financial contribution to the College (the amount is left to each individual's discretion)
  • Serve for a duration of three years
  • Act in accordance with the best interests of the College and the Alumni Association when engaged in alumni business

*Expenses are covered by the College.