Brian Chism has been selected to serve on the Western Kentucky University Young Alumni Council (YAC). Chism is a native of Brandenburg, KY. YAC members serve for three-year terms working in conjunction with the WKU Alumni Association.
Composed of alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years, YAC members maintain ties with their alma mater and provide important feedback and leadership to the WKU Alumni Association for programming. They work to advance and support the general welfare of WKU through programs and scholarships.
“The WKU Young Alumni Council is a way for Hilltoppers to stay engaged after they’ve left the Hill,” said Allie Sharp, WKU Alumni Association Coordinator of Student and Young Alumni Engagement. “Our Council members hope to help cultivate the relationship between the University and young alumni. We look to these alumni to help advance and support the mission of the WKU Alumni Association through supporting scholarships, intentional programming and meaningful connections with our young constituents.”
“My student experience at WKU was exceptional. WKU is a wonderful place for students to grow and succeed due to the outstanding alumni network. I want to help ensure that future Hilltoppers can have an even better experience than I did,” said Chism. “The Alumni Association and YAC play vital roles in student’ success, especially the endowed scholarships that both offer. I am ecstatic about the next three years and the work we can collectively complete for student advancement!”
“We are delighted to welcome these outstanding Hilltoppers to our Young Alumni Council,” said Dr. Anthony McAdoo, Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association. “They will help us shape engagement strategies to transition all of our new graduates into the alumni network and develop relevant programs and services for our young alumni audience. Additionally, they will build upon the Young Alumni Council’s tradition of generating membership and charitable support for their endowed scholarship for upper-class students at WKU.”
Chism is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and member of the WKU Alumni Association. He resides in his hometown of Brandenburg where he works for an online company, has his own business and farms with his family.