New Staff Member Aims to Meet Alumni
The SBS Dean’s Office welcomes Daniel R. Cole ’06 (economics) into the new position of Constituent Relations Associate. Fulfilling one of the Chancellor’s imperatives, Cole is charged with building personal connections with alumni. As he reaches out to them, he’ll share news about exciting developments at UMass Amherst and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the areas of teaching, research, student excellence and expansion of the campus. At the same time, he is interested to learn more about alumni experiences since they left campus.
Cole grew up in California and attended secondary school in Ghana. “That experience,” he says, “allowed me to meet many people from diverse backgrounds. And at UMass Amherst, I was able to interact with an even broader range of students.” Cole came to UMass Amherst because of its reputation and affordability when compared to other similarly ranked public and private institutions. “I wasn’t disappointed,” he says. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time here both academically and socially.”
Besides being president and vice president of the African Student Association and vice-president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Cole was a supervisor of calling sessions at the Annual Fund for two years and executive chair of the Senior Campaign Committee that raised more than $26,000. In addition, he worked in the Student Advising Office, assisting with pre-major advising and helping the associate dean with reports and presentations. “Experiences like these,” Cole says, “allowed me to collaborate with some of the brightest college students in the country. Now, as Constituent Relations Associate, I aim to help UMass Amherst fortify its position as one of the premier research institutions in the nation. I’m proud to be part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences—and since it brings more students through its departments than any other college on campus, I have lots of friends to make!”
Cole can be reached at email@example.com or at 413.545.4177.
October 30, 2006