We have also welcomed a new co-chair, former general council member Michael Rodriguez, to our leadership team. Michael earned his master’s from the Woods College in 2015 and is now director of events and project manager at a nonprofit in Boston called The Trustees, the oldest land conservation in the United States. Michael became involved with the Woods College immediately after graduating because, in his words: “I was working at BC, a place that I grew to love and value, and I thought that being on the council would keep me connected to the BC community.” Michael’s insight has helped tremendously to shape the structure of the council, and we are excited to have him on our leadership team! He is co-chairing the council alongside Lisa Hassan WCAS’97.
During the past year, our goal has been to bring Woods alumni back into the fold of the larger Boston College Alumni Association through engagement opportunities. We began collaborating with the Woods College on football tailgating and Manresa experience events, career panel discussions, service projects, commencement and reunion events, and general networking events such as our signature wine and cheese gatherings at the McMullen as well as basketball and hockey games.