Three Lakers Join OAA Board of Directors
The Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors elected three new members, effective July 1, 2022.
Joining the board are Paul Austin ’89, Justin Brantley ’15 M’16 and Victoria Kammer ’20. All will serve a three-year term that expires in 2025.
Paul Austin ’89, senior manager of WebSphere Development at IBM, was an English and writing arts major, and has frequently returned to campus to speak with students through the Alumni-In-Residence and Alumni Sharing Knowledge programs. A recipient of the English Department’s Creative Writing Alumni Award, he has also partnered with faculty to give students real-world projects and to help inform new curricula from an industry perspective. As a student, he was involved in WOCR and received accolades for his writing, including the Georgia Barnes Scholarship and an Honorable Mention in the Academy of American Poets Poetry Contest. He resides in Beacon, N.Y.
Justin Brantley ’15 M’16, an associate at Alpine Grove Partners, is a graduate of the accounting and MBA programs. As an alumnus, he delivered the keynote at the Black Student Association’s 50th Anniversary Reunion dinner, served on an alumni panel during the Imagine 2021 program and joined the Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Leadership Council. As a student, he was very involved in campus organizations, including as a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, executive director of the Black Student Union and director of multicultural affairs for the Student Association. He lives in Chester, N.Y.
Victoria Kammer ’20, development and communication manager at Urban Upbound, was a public relations major and the student speaker at her Virtual Torchlight Ceremony. She was also the president of Del Sarte Dance Club, president of the Future Alumni Network, event director of the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit, Admissions campus tour guide, student representative for the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors, member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and Senior Class Planning Committee member. She serves as an Alumni Sharing Knowledge mentor. She lives in Lindenhurst, N.Y.
Additionally, the following members have stepped down from their positions with the board, effective June 30, 2022: at-large member Paul Brennan ’93, Emmanuel “Manny” Cruz ’09, Trudy Perkins ’93, Jeff Sorensen ’92, at-large member Mark Salmon ’93 and Benita Zahn ’76.
Cathleen Richards ’09 has completed her term, but will remain on the board as an at-large member.
Dana Segall Murphy ’99 completed her term as president on June 30, 2022, and Phil Grome ’89 was elected to the role, beginning July 1, 2022. He is supported in his role by Kathy Smits Evans ’84, first vice president; Shoy Colbourne ’09, second vice president; and Immediate Past President Murphy, who remains on the board.
See a complete list of the OAA board members or to learn more online.
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