It is indeed an honor and pleasure to serve as your 2020-2022 President of the Winston-Salem State University National Alumni Association, Inc. (WSSUNAA). I am grateful to the legacy and leadership of this organization and look forward to continuing to build on the core values that we have grown to rely on. I am inspired by the dedicated alumni that continue to utilize their time, talent, and treasures to serve our students, university, and the Association. This is a new decade that brings us not only challenges but renewed opportunities to tap into our source of strength which allows us to better serve humanity. The strength and growth of the Association depends on solid leadership and the alumni’s commitment to serve within this organization. I solicit your continued support and innovative ideas as we strive to move the NAA forward and address the needs of the organization. Our administration will demonstrate and operate on the core values of L.O.V.E.
Value Added Membership
Engagement of all Alumni
An overview of my vision entails to further grow the Association in the following areas:
Branding/ Marketing – To establish a premier brand for WSSUNAA that is recognized locally, nationally, and globally. We want to tell our story of the impact we collectively have as an organization to support student scholarship funding, efforts to assist the university’s programs, and assist to develop partnerships with corporations and government agencies to foster student internships.
Support the Community – To continue to support our communities and assist with college and recruiting fairs, local NAA chapter programs, and partner with other charities to serve in areas of need.
Communication, Inclusion, and Collaboration – To develop a centralized platform that alumni can share their ideas and support, bridge the gap between alumni, and the university, and collaborate with the university to focus on strategic ways to gain alumni involvement and engagement, while increasing the membership of the Association. We have to establish talks/forums with our Young Alumni Council (YAC) and those that they serve to understand their needs and work to include this alumni segment to help promote our mission. We look to bridge the gap between students and alumni and focus on understanding the needs of those students while capturing the innovative skills, mindsets, and resources to establish our brand within the UNC System and beyond.
Operational Center of Excellence – To review and evaluate the programs within the Association so that technology is assessed in areas that will improve efficiencies, strategize fundraising efforts to raise scholarship funds, and keep operational expenses within guidelines. In addition, we support transparency to cultivate more alumni to join and support the Association.
I am humbled and grateful for your trust in me to lead this Association. I will maintain the dignity of the position of President and will uphold the office with integrity and respect. I look forward to working collaboratively to further promote the mission of the Association while adhering to the needs of our alumni, students, community, and university.
C. Regina Cason,
1990 WSSU Alumna