Giving back to the Mount through the Alumni Board

Alumni & Giving, Mount News: alumni magazine

Before I entered the Mount, I had numerous friends and family members tell me that my college years would be some of the best years of my life.  I didn’t know how true that statement would be until I graduated. I made many life-long friends and received an outstanding education while at the Mount. After I received my diploma, I knew I wanted to give something back to the school that gave so much to me. I knew that serving on the alumni board would offer me that opportunity.

When I graduated, the alumni board was a small group of people who met a few times a year. It didn’t seem like they had a strong voice on campus. The only time I had ever heard anything about the board was during reunion weekends or the annual phonathon. Now that has completely changed. The alumni board sponsors numerous events throughout the year to keep our alumni engaged and has established various fundraising programs. The alumni association has truly grown into something special.

I’ve had the privilege to hold various roles within the board. After serving two years as a member-at-large, I was elected into the role of board chair. Having the opportunity to represent all alumni at various college functions was truly an honor. Since my term as chair has ended, I have taken on the responsibility of coordinating the newly formed governance committee. The committee was formed to vet all potential new members, run board elections and make sure the board members adhere to the established by-laws. The committee currently includes Loretto Rawson Armstrong ’77, Robert Huesman ’09, Maria Ledwin ’04, Matthew Murtland ’07, and Sara Utecht ’02.

The alumni board meets four times a year and all alumni are welcome to attend the meetings. If you are interested in becoming a member, or would like additional information, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at (513) 244-4298.

Bill Lisk is a 2004 graduate of the Mount and a Cincinnati resident. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in communication arts. He is currently employed at Fifth Third Bank as a private client services associate. A former Mount SGA president, Bill says, “I have nothing but good things to say about the College. The Mount gave me the opportunity to obtain an excellent education that laid the foundation for success in the workplace. In addition to receiving the best education possible, I was able to form many life-long friendships as a student.”