Volunteer Spotlight: Roxann Goertz, Minnesota Greek Alumni Council

Volunteer Spotlight: Roxann Goertz, Minnesota Greek Alumni Council

RoxannGoertz_Inline300 Q. What is your favorite experience as an Alumni Association leader/volunteer?

A. Attending programs such as the Fall Networking event where I am meeting and interacting with today’s students at the University. I respect their passion to get things done and the thoughtful leadership they provide.

Q. Why do you volunteer?

A. I volunteer to help ensure that students get to experience the Greek system at the U of M at its best as I did while at the U. Also, the amazing opportunities for leadership, a chance to create lasting friendships, and the chance to have wonderful living & learning opportunities.

Q. Why would you encourage others to volunteer?

A. As an alumna supporting a great student experience it is gratifying to help create the leaders of tomorrow, so I would encourage volunteers to give your time to support University efforts, especially those in Student Affairs.

Q. Share some alumni words of wisdom.

A. Being an involved student leader at the University brought me great experience and a lifetime of friendships with a diverse, interesting group of people. The value of my U of M years continues in my life today and that makes me want to ‘give back’.

From 2013 to the present, Roxann Goertz has served as a founder and officer of the Minnesota Greek Alumni Council, a non-profit organization created in 2013 to strengthen and grow the Greek community at the University of Minnesota. With support from MGAC and many others at the University, the Greek student community has doubled in size in the last five years. Working with the Alumni Association, the Office of Student Affairs and Greek alumni volunteers, her leadership has helped in creating and driving initiatives ranging from Greek alumni and student events and communication programs, expanded Greek housing options, safety and zoning improvements for non-profit student housing and a Greek chapter renovation loan program.

Ms. Goertz received her BA from the University in 1977 from University College Inter-College program, majoring in Journalism and Design. She has a Masters in Advertising from Northwestern University. In her professional career, she is marketing strategy and research consultant specializing in brand development. Her other volunteer work includes Pi Beta Phi House Corporation Board, the MN Council of Economic Education and she is a former UMAA Board member.

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