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Franklin University Alumni Council 

 Sharing their time and talent to generate ideas and provide feedback on alumni engagement and development opportunities, the following alumni represent a diverse array of industry and volunteer experience. Members of the Council commit to serve at least one, two-year term with the option to remain on the Council for two additional terms.

Jessica Hennessy
Advisor, Strategic Partnerships at OhioHealth
Ashley White
VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Big Lots
Leslie Gibbs
Senior Solutions Manager at CoverMyMeds
Robert Coles
Senior Director of Digital and Creative Services at Stanford University
Jeremy Banta
Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator - Supply Chain Management
Matina Zenios
President & Owner at Artina Promotional Product
Leslie Weibush
Site Project Manager at Meta
Oyuama Garrison
President & CEO of Maryhaven
Tamara Hartley
US Public Affairs, Nutrition

Black Alumni Advisory Subcommittee

The Franklin University Black Alumni Advisory Subcommittee aims to support and advance the mutually beneficial goals and objectives of black alumni of Franklin University. The Subcommittee provides guidance and feedback for programming and development opportunities for the University’s black alumni-related initiatives. Through three focus programs–Engagement, Mentorship, and Scholarship, the Franklin University Black Alumni Advisory Subcommittee works to enable the University’s black alumni to channel their positive energies toward broadening opportunities and lay the foundation for talented black students to share the Franklin experience and others to pursue higher education.

The Black Alumni Advisory Subcommittee will function as a committee of the Franklin University Alumni Advisory Council.  The chair of this subcommittee is also a member of the Alumni Advisory Council and serve as the liaison with the Black Alumni Advisory Subcommittee.

Ashley White
VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Big Lots
Marcus Rucker
Assistant Director, Purchasing, Mail & Print Services Franklin University
JoElla Copeland
Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Bryanna Stigger
Program Manager for Inclusive Excellence in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University
Chris Suel
Community Development Regional Manager at Meta