This article is part of a series introducing the SIGUCS 2019 Conference Core Committee. Each Committee member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.
How many SIGUCCS conferences have you attended?
Which previous SIGUCCS conference was your favorite, and why?
My first one, in 2014, was my favorite because it was new. I enjoyed meeting folks and experiencing the camaraderie of such a tight knit community. I had heard so much about SIGUCCS through a colleagues so I was happy to finally get to attend.
How did you get involved as a volunteer in SIGUCCS?
I got involved in SIGUCCS initially through the strong encouragement from Cindy Dooling who I worked with at Pima Community College. I was contacted by Bob Haring-Smith to participate on the 2019 Conference Core Committee.
What’s an accomplishment that you are especially proud of?
I am especially proud to see the positive impact I may have had on someone’s life and career. To me this is what life is all about…helping others when and where possible. So if something I spoke about, wrote about, or helped someone directly enhanced or enabled someone to achieve more in their life, this makes me proud.
You could always stop and talk to me about…
Probably just about anything because I love speaking with people especially about topics that interest them. I usually have something I can say about the topic and if I don’t, then it is a learning opportunity for me. These are topics that I am passionate about on a personal level are: (1) my family, (2) diversity, equity, and inclusion or DEI, (3) golf, and (4) movies.
What do you do for fun?
Golf, trivia, and going to the movies. I also love to dance, but I don’t do it as much anymore.
SIGUCCS 2019 New Orleans … what is your favorite French food?
Probably Crepes or perhaps Coq au vin.