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In addition to the Board of Trustees, the governing body of the university, there are many ways that alumni and friends are able to have an impact at Queens. Volunteer leadership includes the groups detailed below, along with advisory boards in the Blair College of Health and McColl School of Business.

Volunteers are integral to the success of this university community, so we welcome both the time and talent from alumni and friends of all different backgrounds. For alumni, giving back to your alma mater is a great way to enhance educational opportunities for the next general of Royals. For residents of Charlotte, supporting Queens makes both this university and the Queen City better for all, both newcomers and longtime residents alike.

Any questions about these volunteer opportunities can be directed to Robert Koch, Senior Director of Engagement and Giving (kochr@queens.edu, 704-337-2334).

Alumni Association Board 

Comprised of 50 undergraduate and graduate alumni across all six colleges, the Queens University of Charlotte Alumni Association Board represents the diverse 21,000+ alumni community in Charlotte and around the world. Ten new board members joined the association in July 2022.

President: David Patterson ’94, CEO of DP3 Consulting and Certified Business Coach
Secretary: Vernette Rucker ’94 MS ’11, Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Charlotte Latin School 

2023-2024 Membership

Chessa Beebe '18, Jenny Boone '87, Courtenay Brack '93, Dan Brown '05, Betsy Clawson '74, Lindsey Collins '11, Laine Coplin '15, Nancy Cornwell '71,  Wini Curley '74, Jawnza Dunbar '96,  Ericka Ellis-Stewart '96, Vanessa Faura '06 MA '10, Rosie Graham '67, John Hannon '07 MBA '12, Jeremy Harris '18, Olivia Jones '09, Kelly King '92 MBA '09, Lisa LaBorde '69, Vange Lear '73, Amanda Leggett '08, Shannan Lentz '93, Susan Manning '72, Flo Markland '84, Katie McCallum '00, David Patterson '94, Susan Pedro '87, Taylor Pinckney '17, Claire Purdy '88, Cindy Reid '82, Bethany Richards '10, Vernette Rucker '94 MS '11, Martha Runkle '06, Laura Ryan '84, Siánneth Sanchez '08, Jean Schelhorn '75, Emily Sherman '96, Armah Shiancoe '09, Dee Stancil '67, Sally Stapleton '76, DeVin Taylor '16, Zach Trammel '16, Ashleigh Triplett '07, Julie Walton '91, Anne Ward '92, Suzanne Williams '69

Board of Visitors 

A volunteer group comprised of local community members who support and enhance the academic, co-curricular, athletic, and cultural life of Queens.

Robert Maund currently serves as chair.

Family Council

The Queens Family Council consists of family members of current students who support student opportunities and build community with their time, treasure, and talents. Activities include meetings during Family Weekend and Homecoming, hosting local summer send-off gatherings, serving as a contact for prospective families, and supporting the Queens Fund and Royals Club. Kathy and Jonathan Fine P'23 P'24 currently serve as co-chairs.

Student Alumni Council  

2023-2024 Membership

President: Simone Feast '24
Vice President: Josh Johnson '24
Treasurer: Ryan Byrd '24

Taylor Andorfer '24, Ryan Byrd '24, Simone Feast '24, Abby Gregg '25, Larissa Oliver Guevara '25, Josh Johnson '24, Ninah Dickson Kiraya '24, Emily Kopp '24, Sydney Lash '24, Katie Pittman '24, Evely Reyes '24

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