Dr. Robert Michael Gates was the Texas A&M University President from 2002 to 2006. He was nominated as a Distinguished Member there. He went on to serve as the Secretary of Defense for both former President George W. Bush and President Obama, from 2006 to 2011.
Lindwood H. Rose was James Madison University’s fifth president, serving for fourteen years, and growing the university more than any before him. He became a Distinguished Member through the JMU chapter.
Nominated at Robert Morris University, Dr. Robin Sanders was the U.S. Ambassador to Congo from 2002 to 2005 and the Ambassador to Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. She now owns and advises on African business development through her firm FE3DS, LLC.
Lou Anna K. Simon is the 20th president of Michigan State University and serves on the board of directors of Business Leaders for Michigan and the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
A distinguished UCLA Professor, Neil Garg teaches Chemistry and Biochemistry. He has built a reputation as a fun, engaging lecturer and has been featured on Ted Talks. Just recently he won the Gold Shield Faculty Prize.
An award winning professor, Dr. Brian Hogan teaches at University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill. He has won the Tanner Award twice for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and has won the Chapman Family Faculty Fellowship for teaching excellence. He has also won awards from the Chemistry Department at UNC: Chapel Hill and the Center for Global Education course.
A veteran that served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Fletcher served in the California State legislature. He now teaches Political Science at the University of California: San Diego and is the first Professor of Practice at UCSD. He is also the Senior Director of Corporate Development for Qualcomm.
An associate professor and assistant dean at University of Virginia, Sandra Seidel received a Bachelor’s degree from William and Mary before receiving a Ph. D. from University of Virginia. She is a biology professor and has been essential to integrating Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities.