2012-2013 Board Members
Tamara Minley, Chair
I am a Webster University Graduate holding a Masters in Marketing and Advertising and Bachelors in Management. I work in Academic Affairs assisting extended campus Directors and AVP's with State licensure and military programs. I also hold a Certificate in Commercial Art and Sign Design. I volunteer my time and artistic abilities to creating murals and room décor at various Epworth Children and Family Services locations. In 2010, I became co-owner of a Special Events & Party Planning company called Attention to Details where I host political, private and public parties for any occasion.
Tamara also takes part in arranging social, networking and team-building events for women of bolor to come together to network and support each other.
John Watts, Secretary
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Webster University and a master's in Library Science from Indiana University. I am an Instruction and Liaison Librarian at Emerson Library where I assist faculty and students with research and develop the Library's education collection. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, theatre, and running.
Ann Elwell, Extended Campus Chair
I have been community relations coordinator and academic advisor at the Ozarks Regional Campus in Springfield, Mo., for seven years. As chair of the CRC Network last year, I helped restructure that group and its conference calls. I was a presenter on student recruitment at the 2012 Director's Summit/CRC Conference. I hold Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Mass Communications from the University of Central Missouri. Last year I was president of the Southwest Missouri Higher Education Alliance.
Sanela Bejdic, Compensation Chair
Born and raised in Dubrovnik Croatia, I came to US as a war refugee with my family in September of 1995 and we settled in St. Louis. I received my undergraduate degree in Journalism from Webster in 2004 and my Masters in Media Communications from Webster in 2005. After graduation I worked at Washington University and then St. Louis Community College, and in August 2010 I came back to work at Webster as the Academic Resources Coordinator. I am married, with a 16 month old son Omar, and another one on the way due in Sept! I enjoy reading, cooking, travel, spending time with friends and family and playing with our two beagle rescues Charlie and Lucy.
Rachel Johnes, Membership Chair
I have been employed at Webster University for seven years. I provide administrative support to the Development Office, am liaison to the Annual Fund/George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology Development Officers & Donor Relations Coordinator and provide assistance to the Prospect Research Development Officer. I earned a BA in Sociology in 1994 from Western Illinois University and an AS in 1992 from Lewis and Clark Community College.
Patricia Baygents, Special Events Chair
have worked for Webster University for almost 6 years. I have been the Admission Events Coordinator for the past four years in the Office of Admission. I organize and coordinate over 90 different recruitment events each year, including Open Houses, over 400 Fine Arts Auditions, and other conferences held on campus. I graduated in 2012 with a BA in Social Science. I have an AA in Deaf Communication Studies. My son and daughter both attend Webster and they will be graduating in 2014 and 2015 respectively. I have two stepdaughters; one lives in Australia and the other is getting married in September 2013. I have three dogs! I enjoy gardening, reading, and boating.
Elizabeth Condon-Oakberg, Associate Compensation Chair
In my role as Student Employment Coordinator, I manage the Federal Work-Study program, including a 1.2 million dollar budget from the Department of Higher Education. For the past fifteen months, I have worked on the Automatic Data Processing Payroll Conversion Implementation Team. In doing so, I learned more about the increasing needs of our unique human resources.