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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: Ericka Ellis-Stewart ’96, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Atrium Health 

President-Elect: 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 

2022-2023 Membership

Chessa Beebe 18, Jenny Boone '87, Courtenay Brack '93, Dan Brown '05, Betsy Clawson ‘74, Margaret Cobb '73, Lindsey Collins ‘11, Nancy Cornwell '71,  Wini Curley '74, Jawnza Dunbar '96,  Ericka Ellis-Stewart '96, Vanessa Faura '06 MA '10, Linda Gerdes '89, Rosie Graham ‘67, Olivia Jones ‘09, Kelly King '92 MBA '09, Lisa LaBorde '69, Vange Lear '73, Amanda Leggett '08, Shannan Lentz ‘93, Ginni Lineberry '70, Michael Lum '11, Susan Manning '72, Flo Markland '84, Katie McCallum '00, Kathy McCollum '71, David Patterson ’94, Susan Pedro ’87, Taylor Pinckney ’17, Wes Pitts '07, Claire Purdy '88, 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, Lindsay Tice '05, Zach Trammel ’16, Ashleigh Triplett ’07, Julie Walton '91, Anne Ward '92, Suzanne Wiliams ’69, and Susan Wilson '72 

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.

Family Council 

The Queens Family Council consists of family members of current Queens students both near and far 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. 

Student Alumni Council  

2022-2023 Membership

Taylor Andorfer, Ryan Byrd, Simone Feast, Mike Fowler, Abby Gregg, Larissa Oliver Guevara, Josh Johnson, Ninah Dickson Kiraya, Sydney Lash, Katie Pittman, and Evely Reyes

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