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ASU Leadership Institute announces third class of Sun Devil alumni

Members of the ASU Leadership Class 3 pose on the steps of Old main at the Tempe campus

The Alumni Association held a hybrid orientation for the ASU Leadership Institute Class 3.

September 16, 2020

The Arizona State University Alumni Association is delighted to welcome 20 ASU alumni to Class 3 of the ASU Leadership Institute. The third class is comprised of up-and-coming and current leaders representing industries including finance, education, nonprofit, technology and commercial contracting.

“I’m thrilled that within only three years, we have increased the number of alums who want to devote their time to learn how ASU continues to transform as the contemporary New American University,” said Christine Wilkinson, ASU Alumni Association president and CEO. “During these times, Class 3 will have an unprecedented opportunity to see how their alma mater is meeting the challenge of a global pandemic and still advancing the university. Each class has included a Sun Devil who lives outside the Valley, and this year we have alums from three different states outside Arizona.”

Members of the ASU Leadership Institute Class 3

Ryan Berns, Merrill Lynch
Marlon Booth, Arizona Department of Corrections
Sherry Brooks, Sherry Brooks Photography
Danica Cullins, Informa
Joseph Denoncourt, Denver Public Schools
Casey Francis, Arizona State University – EdPlus
Nika Gueci, Arizona State University Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience
Carmen Holback, Pearson Online Learning Services
Russ Myers, Kitchell Contractors
Andrea Nelson, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Athavan Rajasundaram, DWL Architects and Planners
Mindy Rich, Arizona Autism
Curtis Smith, Sundt Construction
Linda Snider, Grossmont College
Mario Solorzano, Insight Technology
Justin Travillion, Lauren's Institute for Education
Steve Trussell, Arizona Rock Products Association
Leticia Vidaña, Arizona State University – Pat Tillman Veteran Center
Denise Waters, Northshore School District
Kari Workman, Arizona State University

Each year, the ASU Leadership Institute, sponsored by ASU Alumni, accepts a cohort of up-and-coming and current leaders for a professional and personal leadership development program. This structured nine-month program takes an in-depth look at the university and its institutional objectives to demonstrate excellence, access and impact, and the importance of higher education.

Learn more about the ASU Leadership Institute.