All the President's (Wo)Men
I just returned from an inspirational weekend at the Board of Trustees retreat at the fabulous Westin La Cantera in San Antonio. I am the Homecoming/Reunion Chair for the newly formed alumni council (which according to everyone there is a BIG thing with much prestige). I already have tons of ideas and president of the council told me that he reserved the San Gabriel House from 10-2 each day for a sort of hospitality room for homecoming weekend. Hopefully by the time we're done with this alumni will be involved in Southwestern. And it was more than just a fun weekend and a fabulous place with free food and getting drinks with Danielle and the Ellis' who have to be the hippest couple with grandkids that I've ever met. They're also on the Board of Trustees which I thought until today was actually about 10 men that were 100 years old that looked like Abe Lincoln with white hair. I have to say that they aren't. At this meeting there was a Congresswoman, CEO's, CFO's, and the man that started the National Hispanic Institute to name a few impressive ones.
The thing though that was really touching happened at our meeting this morning. It was the first time most of us had met. We were asked to tell why Southwestern and how we felt about what we were about to do. I think about half the people there starting crying when they told why Southwestern. Including the men, and the older men, who I would never picture crying. It was nice to see people be so open and honest with their feelings, and that gave me even more dedication. I'm really excited about doing this and working with these new people. Thanks Ebony for backing me on my nomination - you're inspirational!!!