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2021 Board Slate

The Nominating and Governance Committee is pleased to present the slate of nominees for open board positions for 2021-2025:

The AAVC also congratulates the following Board members on their new roles as committee chairs, effective July 1, 2021:

AAVC Vice President and AAVC Trustee

Monica Vachher ’77, P’23 (she/her/hers)
Pennsylvania
Term of Service: 2021–2025

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Ad Hoc Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, 2019–present; member, AAVC Alumnae/i Recognition Committee, 2013–present; director, AAVC, 2016-2020; chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, 2016–2020; member, Nominating and Governance Committee, 2014–2016; notewriter, Annual Fund, 2012–2018; trustee, Vassar College (chair of Budget and Finance, Academic Affairs, and Investor Relations Committees; member of Executive Committee and Presidential Search Committee), 1996–2008; interviewer/chair, Alumnae/i Admissions Program Chicago, 1990–1998; Vassar enthusiast, since 1973.

Professional/Community Experience
Co-founder, Higher Education Advisors, 2009–present; financial executive and securities lawyer at UBS Securities, Bear Stearns, Financial Security Assurance (FSA), Kutak Rock & Campbell, and the Astor Group Ltd., 1981-present; board member of institutions focused on education and international development, including CARE, IES Abroad, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania Press, the International House at the University of Chicago, and the Latin School of Chicago; board member of CMG, Washington DC; founding member of the U.S. Committee for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); and appointed by President Clinton to serve on the board of the Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund.

AAVC Trustee

Tyrone Forman ’92 (he/him/his)
Illinois
Term of Service: 2021–2025

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Chair, AAVC Ad Hoc Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, 2020–present; director, AAVC Board of Directors, 2018–present; member, AAVC Board Nominating and Governance Committee, 2018–present; member, AAVC Board Career Networking Committee, 2018–2020; presenter, Alumnae/i College, Reunion 2017; member, African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC), 2005–present; member, Vassar Club of Chicago, 2003–2008; volunteer, Career Advisor Program, 1995–2006; class agent, Class of 1992, 1993-1997.

Professional/Community Experience
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014–present; member, State of Illinois’ Traffic and Pedestrian Stop Data Use and Collection Task Force, 2020-present; member, Anti-racism Taskforce, Board of Trustees of Phillips Academy, 2020-present; board vice chair, Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organizations, 2019-present; board member, Chicago Community Trust Foundation’s African American Legacy Fund, 2018-present; board member, Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, Phillips Andover Academy, 2015–present; editorial board member, Sociological Methodology, 2019–present; editorial board member, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2014–2018; member, Visiting Advisory Board for Diversity & Equity, Vanderbilt University, 2016–2018; associate chancellor and vice provost, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014–2017; chair, Recruitment and Admissions Committee, Urban Serving Universities/Association of Public Land Grant Universities Biomedical Research Workforce Action Group, 2015–2016; associate professor, Emory University, 2008–2014; director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race & Difference, Emory University, 2012–2014; fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 2011–2012; visiting associate professor, Duke University, 2010–2011; book review editor, Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 2009–2014; editorial board member, Social Problems, 2008–2013; associate professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004–2008; fellow, Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, 2003–2004; assistant professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000–2004.

AAVC Ad Hoc Student and Young Alumnae/i Engagement Committee Chair and AAVC Board Director

Ellie Winter ’18 (she/her/hers)
Rhode Island
Term of Service: 2021–2025

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Ad Hoc Student and Young Alumnae/i Engagement Committee, 2018–present; student observer, AAVC Board of Directors, 2017–2018; member, Presidential Search Committee, 2016–2017.

Professional/Community Experience
Communications & Outreach, Brown University Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, 2019–present; media studies educator & grant writer, Making Us Matter, 2020–present; freelance designer, Autipacha Studios, 2019–present; event and administrative coordinator, Ubuntu Pathways, 2018–2019; account coordinator, G&S Business Communications, 2018.

AAVC Board Director

Maybelle Taylor Bennett ’70 (she/her/hers)
Washington, DC
Term of Service: 2021–2025

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Class agent, Class of 1970, 2018–present; member, Club Admission Committee, 1997–2009; notewriter/phoner, Annual Fund, 2005–2006; member, AAVC Nominating Committee, 2002–2005; panelist, 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Africana Studies Program at Vassar, 2001.

Professional/Community Experience
Director, Howard University Community Association, Howard University, 1996–2019; member, Board of Directors, Douglass Community Land Trust, 2020–present; pastor, Covenant Christian Community 2013–present; assistant for community relations and planning, Howard University, 1991–1996; commissioner and chair, Zoning Commission of the District of Columbia, 1982–1998; member, Leadership Washington, 1991–present; member, Lambda Alpha Land Economics Society, 1984–present; member of the Board of Directors of the D.C. Building Industry Association, 2000–2015; director of research, Coalition on Human Needs, 1984–1990; director of research, Working Group for Community Development Reform, 1978–1981.

AAVC Board Director

AC Dumlao ’13 (they/them/theirs)
New York
Term of Service: 2021–2025

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Volunteer consultant, Vassar Alumnae/i Census and Attitudinal Study, 2021; co-chair, LGBTQ+ Alumnae/i of Vassar Affinity Group, 2019–present; guest speaker, Vassar Asian Students’ Alliance “Brown/Round/Queer/Here” workshop, 2018; panelist, LGBTQ+ Alumnae/i “Then and Now” Reunion event, 2018.

Professional/Community Experience
Program manager, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), 2018–present; creator/activist & educator, Call Me They, 2017–present; name change project coordinator, TLDEF, 2017–2018; youth mentor, The Center, 2017–2018; digital advertising manager, M+R Strategic Services, 2016–2017; account manager, Magnetic (acquired by Deloitte Digital), 2015–2016; sales planner, Magnetic, 2014–2015; freelance stage manager and theater director, 2013–2015; production intern, All For One Theater, 2013–2014; stage manager, Powerhouse Theater Training Program, 2013.

AAVC Board Director

James Estrada ’13 (he/him/his)
Michigan
Term of Service: 2021–2025

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, Latino/a Alumnae/i of Vassar College (LAVC), 2016–present; volunteer, Admissions Activities, 2015–present; member, Club Admission Committee, 2013–present; member, Alumnae/i Club Programming Committee, 2016–2018; volunteer, Admission Phoner Program, 2015–present.

Professional/Community Experience
Operations manager–medically tailored meals, Relish Works, 2021–present; innovation project lead–design strategy, Relish Works, 2018–present; founder & artist, Dreaming Collective, 2015–present; marketing specialist–innovation consulting, Gensler, 2017–2018; Latin America marketing specialist, Gensler, 2015–2017; marketing manager, Studio Hillier, 2014–2015; research assistant, Interboro Partners, 2012; marketing and sales, Adirondack Creamery, 2007–2012.

New Committee Chairs as of July 1, 2021

AAVC Communications Advisory Committee Chair

Justin Hergianto ’04 (he/him/his)
New York
Term of Service: 2021–2025

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Director, AAVC Board of Directors, 2019–present, member, AAVC Communications Advisory Committee, 2018–present; volunteer, Admission Activities, 2012–present; volunteer, Admission Phoner Program, 2010–present; volunteer, Club Admission Committee, 2004–present; volunteer, Career Advisor Program, 2019; career panel/event participant, Career Program, 2017; mentor, Sophomore Career Connections, 2017; volunteer, Career Advisory Network, 2006–2012.

Professional/Community Experience
Vice president of growth marketing, PointsBet, 2020–present; vice president of media strategy, Americas, DAZN, January 2019–2020; head of strategy, DAZN, 2018–2019; senior director, Digital & Print Marketing, ESPN, 2014–2018; vice president, Integrated Marketing, MTV, 2011–2014; associate marketing director, Sports Illustrated, 2006–2011; account executive, Carat USA, 2005–2006.