Alumni Board of Directors

The Board of Directors acts as an advisory board between the University and the Alumni Association to promote activities that foster alumni participation and raise money for scholarships (including the Sr. Dorothy Browne Endowed Scholarship and the Barry University Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship). Each member of the newly elected Board of Directors must serve on at least one committee a year during their three year term of office. The committees include:

  • Awards Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Engagement & Mentorship Committee
  • Recruitment and Retention Committee

Alumni Board of Directors

Officers

Noreen Bevilacqua Virgin

Noreen Bevilacqua Virgin '68
Network Marketing Professional, Max International LLC
Tall Thom's Swim School/iSwim Academy



Stephanie Rakofsky

Stephanie Rakofsky, MSW '81
Vice President
Retired Medical Social Work Leader and Change Agent



Directors

La Vora Bussey

La Vora Bussey '96
Community Planning and Development Representative,
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development



Kitty Childress '78

Kitty Childress '78
Test Coordinator, Turner Tech High School



Alexander Hannett '07, MS '09

Alexander Hannett '07, MS '09
President, Dade Marketing Solutions



Thaddeus Harrell '09

Thaddeus Harrell '09
Attorney, Hinshaw & Colbertson, LLP



Jeffrey LaLiberte '09

Jeffrey LaLiberte '09
Director of Campus Relations, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale



Dr. Carmen Blanco Marinelli '76

Dr. Carmen Blanco Marinelli '76
Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University



Maria Mas Blet '01

Maria Mas Blet '01
Wealth Advisory Managing Director, Wealth Advisors LLC



Smilka Melgoza '03

Smilka Melgoza '03
Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network



Nora Conroy Pardave '03, MBA '10

Nora Conroy Pardave '03, MBA '10
Senior Development Officer, Miami Country Day School



Jean Ross '96, '97, PhD '05

Jean Ross '96, '97, PhD '05
Retired



Travis Ruane MS, MBA '11

Travis Ruane MS, MBA '11
Financial Services Representative, The Principal Financial Group



Raimundo Socorro '12, PhD

Raimundo Socorro '12, PhD
Director, School of Justice at Miami Dade College



Patricia Stockton '00

Patricia Stockton '00
Clinical Social Worker and Chaplain, OpusCare of South Florida