NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (September 3, 2015) – Alison J. Jennings, Oakland ‘02, was recently elected as the Foundation Chairman, effective immediately.
The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is “Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of futures business leaders.” It supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills. It also distributes grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. The foundation is guided by a nine-member volunteer board of directors.
Jennings, who succeeds Mark C. MacGibbon, Portland ’96-Life, is currently the Controller for SoapBox Soaps, a position that allows her to combine a love of numbers, with a company that’s mission is focused on giving back. With a mix of industry and non-profit experience, she has found a company that allows for the best of both worlds. Originally from Michigan, Alison with initiated by the Mu Nu Chapter at Oakland University. Graduating with a degree in Finance, she went on to complete her MBA at the University of Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Foundation Board, Alison served as chapter advisor, regional manager of finance, and has been active in the Motor City, Chicago and Capital Area Alumni Chapters.
In a statement, Jennings expressed her sentiments for the year ahead. “I am excited for the potential and challenge ahead for the foundation board. In taking on this new role, my goal is to increase not only the total foundation endowment, but also increase communication and awareness for the foundation. The current members of the Board bring diverse experiences and skills; I expect to learn something from each of them along the way. In the end, my hope to look back and say I left the foundation in a better overall position then when I started.”