Board of Directors

OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE NEXT GENERATION

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE “VALUE” OF AN EDUCATION. Growing up, going to college was never a matter of if, but where. My parents were firm believers that a college education was not only a responsibility, but a rite of passage for any chance at success, be it at a local community college or a large university like Auburn. When I began my college search, my criteria didn’t necessarily include “fit” but what was a good and reputable “engineering” school, since that was my chosen major. Auburn quickly rose to the top, and I have zero regrets with my decision. I also had no idea at the time what else that decision would afford me.

As I matriculated through school, I knew I was in a good program, but the value of not only my coursework but my experiences was not top of mind. Rather, I was more focused on my day-to-day, like what my next steps would be, what career would I choose and would I go to graduate school. Ultimately, I remained at Auburn for my graduate degree in engineering, and then went on to a more nontraditional career path in management consulting.

Now, reflecting on that time more than 20 years ago, I realize that “value” more than ever. Whether it’s from looking back on my college lessons and how they shaped me, my gratitude for the lifelong friendships I forged while I was there or proudly

recognizing those more “prominent” and “celebrity” alumni, I truly see the value in both my education and the experience I had, and continue to have, at Auburn in the roles I play. This includes serving as president of the Auburn Alumni Board of Directors. I see it, too, in the “everyday” Auburn alumni that I happen to meet on a business trip or on campus. That value somehow makes its presence known.

Just what is it about the Auburn experience and that “spirit that is not afraid”? I meet friends and colleagues all the time that have a certain nostalgia about their alma maters, yet there is something unique about having experienced Auburn University that not only resonates, but ties us together. It’s much like a fraternity or sorority. It is “valuable.” I am thankful for that experience, and more importantly, the role it has played and continues to play in my life, along with how it enables us all to positively impact our world and ultimately multiply the value we have received.

War Eagle!

Regenia Sanders - Auburn Alumni Board of Directors

Regenia Sanders ’95
President, Auburn Alumni Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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TIMOTHY A. BARTON '78

TIMOTHY A. BARTON '78

Member

MARIA BAUGH '87

MARIA BAUGH '87

Director & Member

FRED BLATCHFORD '85

FRED BLATCHFORD '85

Director & Member

CHRISTOPHER M. CILLUFFO '95

CHRISTOPHER M. CILLUFFO '95

Member

JOE DALTON '82

JOE DALTON '82

Member

TIMOTHY MARK ELLEN '81

TIMOTHY MARK ELLEN '81

Member

MICHELLE M. GRANBERRY '92

MICHELLE M. GRANBERRY '92

Treasurer, Chair & Member

LUANNE HART '80

LUANNE HART '80

Vice President & Member

METRICK HOUSER '93

METRICK HOUSER '93

Director & Member

JOSH JARRELL '05

JOSH JARRELL '05

Director & Member

ANGELA SMITH JENKINS '94

ANGELA SMITH JENKINS '94

Member

DOUGLAS E. KILTON '82

DOUGLAS E. KILTON '82

MemberChair & Member

JENNA C. MAYO '06

JENNA C. MAYO '06

Member

JENNIFER G. MOORE '85

JENNIFER G. MOORE '85

Member

ASHLEY ROBINETT '01

ASHLEY ROBINETT '01

Member

MICHAEL C. ROGERS, JR. '87

MICHAEL C. ROGERS, JR. '87

Member

REGENIA R. SANDERS '95

REGENIA R. SANDERS '95

President & Member

DENISE N SLUPE '86

DENISE N SLUPE '86

Director & Member

CHASTITY STEVENSON WESTRY '97

CHASTITY STEVENSON WESTRY '97

Member

M. VAN HENLEY '80

M. VAN HENLEY '80

Past President, Chair, & Member

GRETCHEN VANVALKENBURG '86

GRETCHEN VANVALKENBURG '86

Executive Director

 Auburn Alumni Association
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