(July 11, 2012)

New leadership announced for Alumni Council

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Alumni and Family Relations Office has announced Angie White '93 as the new President of the Alumni Council. White, Vice-President of Workforce Marketing for the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, previously served as Washington DC Chapter President, Shreveport-Bossier Chapter President, and Secretary of the Alumni Board.

Angie White and David Henington
Angie White '93 (R) with Senior Director of Stewardship David Henington '82

"Being a part of the Alumni Council allows me to get to know Centenary in a completely different way than I ever did as a student, or an alumna who simply read my alumni newsletter," said White. "It gives me an appreciation for the vast issues the school faces in meeting its mission and provides me opportunities to interact with current students, which I absolutely love!"

This past year, outgoing Alumni Association President Scott Green '84 with the help of an ad hoc committee revised the Alumni Council's existing charter and bylaws. The group clarified terms, committee structures, and duties for Council members. The official name change from Alumni Board to Alumni Council also stemmed from the group's proposed changes. Many of the revisions to the Council's bylaws and charters streamlined processes and eliminated unnecessary changeover.

"The Alumni Association President can now appoint specific committees or working groups based on the needs of the College and the Office of Alumni Relations each year," said Saige Wilhite Solomon, Director of Family and Alumni Relations. "The ad hoc committee also instituted a new two-year term for the President, with a Vice-President being appointed as president-elect in the second year of that term."

Alumna Kim Meeder '95, Assistant Principal at Elm Grove Elementary, will also begin a two-year term as Secretary. She previously served as the Shreveport-Bossier Chapter President.

In the coming year, White invites any interested alumni to join a committee and become involved:

"We will be continuing to refine the new committee structure introduced to the Council last year because we are seeing some positive developments coming from it that allows for better engagement among alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Our committees include Admissions, Homecoming, and Career Networking."

Centenary's Alumni Association is a non-dues-paying organization. All graduates and former students having attended at least one full year are automatically members.