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​Candidates for Vice Pre​​sident

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National Alumni Association Election


June 2017

Greetings Providence College Alumni:

It is a privilege to present to you the Vice President candidates for election to the 2017-18 Providence College National Alumni Association Council. As the Association’s president-elect and chair of the nominating committee, I am delighted that these accomplished, committed, and enthusiastic alumni have come forward as candidates.​

As part of the election process, we asked each candidate to supply general biographical information about himself or herself, including details about how they have remained connected to Providence College.  The candidates also provided a reflection on the Association’s mission and their thoughts on how they will serve the alumni population if elected. 

The National Alumni Association Council serves in an advisory capacity on a number of important matters for Providence College.  Every vote is important because the Council provides a direct voice on issues that are critical to our future success.

Ballots are distributed to all alumni who have donated any dollar amount to Providence College during the immediate past or current fiscal years.

Please do not wait to vote.  All ballots are due no later than June 26, 2017.  The results will be announced and posted on our alumni web page​ in July.

Thank you for voting in this election.  By doing so, you help ensure an active and effective alumni association at Providence College.


Karen Monti Flynn ’80, ’15P
National Alumni Association Council​ 2017-18

Candidates for Vice P​​resident

I believe that my candidacy would highlight the success of the Greater Boston Area PC Alumni Club, the diversity of our event programming, and serve as an example for the ambitions of other regional clubs. Since becoming President of the Greater Boston Club in 2013, we have successfully programmed events that have satisfied each of the Six Pillars of Engagement. As a result, we have provided activities and events that promoted engagement opportunities for a broad spectrum of PC alums.  As a result of these experiences, and the sharing of best practices, I believe that my candidacy will provide other regional club leaders with the focus and motivation to improve their programming and alumni engagement. 

As Vice President, I would enthusiastically support and participate in the activities of recognized clubs, affinity groups, and chapter that promote the spirit and traditions of PC among current and prospective students. I would welcome the opportunity to attend meetings, events, and recruiting activities that provide engagement of current and potential students, as they are the potential leaders of future alumni activities and regional clubs. 

I welcome the opportunity to continue my assistance to all members of the PC community in advancing the Catholic and Dominican tradition and mission of the College. The opportunity to leverage existing relationships and develop new engagements is appealing to me. I look forward to working with all of the College’s constituencies including alumni, students, faculty and staff, and members of OIA, as we jointly seek to achieve the spiritual, academic, and philanthropic goals of the College. ​

North Attleboro, MA

United Bank, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking/Franchise Lending, December 2014 – Present
Santander Bank, Senior Vice President, Franchise Lending / Commercial Banking, April 2003 – December 2014
Century Bank, Senior Vice President / Team Leader Commercial Lending, 1999 – 2003
Citizens Bank, Vice President / Commercial Banking, 1992 – 99
Old Stone Bank, Vice President, Corporate Banking, 1985 – 92
Fleet Bank, Assistant Manager, Retail Service Operations, 1981 - 85​

Providence College, B.S., Management/Finance, 1981

PC Volunteer Leadership
National Alumni Association Council, At-Large Member, 2015 – 17
Providence College Alumni Club of Greater Boston, President 2013 – Present
Vice President 2011 – 13
National Alumni Association Board of Governors, Secretary, 2000 – 01
Reunion Committee, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016   
Class Agent, 1981 – 89 

Community Involvement
Previous Chairman of the Board, Omni Development Corp. (RI not for profit developer of low to middle income housing)
Previous Chairman of the Board, Diabetes Foundation of Rhode Island
Treasurer, NA United Alumni – Memorial Scholarship, (2013 – Present)

Diane McGwin, wife
Mark, son
Katherine, daughter

Kristen Martin​​eau Meuse ’98​

My four years at Providence College provided me with academic, social and spiritual growth that has impacted my personal and professional decisions.  There is nothing that brings me greater satisfaction and reward than giving back to communities I care about and love.  PC will always feel like home to me because of the focus on giving more than you receive, gathering together as a faith-filled community and most importantly, the life-long friendships that were formed.  

Some of my most cherished memories of my days at PC center around community service projects with classmates and friends.  I strongly believe that this exposure during my college years inspired me to continue to give of my time and resources to places that matter the most to me.  

I have enjoyed my time serving as both a Class Agent and Class Representative on the NAAC.  I believe there are greater opportunities to engage alumni/ae through personal outreach and drawing upon the connection which brought us all together – the PC family.  I would be honored to serve as Vice President of the National Alumni Association Council, as it would give me the chance to continue to give back to Providence College, which means so much to me..   ​

Cranston, RI

Independent Non-Profit Fu​ndraising Professional (Self-Employed), 2008-present 
Rhode Island Justice Commission, Violence Against Women Act Grant Administrator, 1998-2008

Providence College, B.A., English, Minors inPolitical Science and French, 1998

PC Volunteer Leadership
Class of 1998 Class Agent and Reunion Committee, 2013-present
Class Representative – National Alumni Association Council 2014-present

Community Involvement

Co-Chair of the Barbara Tufts Cooperative Preschool’s Annual May Fair, 2014 
Chair of the Barbara Tufts Cooperative Preschool’s Annual May Fair, 2015-16
Fundraising Chair at St. Rose of Lima School, 2012-14
President of the St. Rose of Lima School’s Home/School Association,
May, 2014 - June, 2017   
School Board member – St. Rose of Lima School 2016-present ​


Daniel Meuse ’14G, husband
Abigail, daughter
John, son 

​​Kathy Wa​lsh Wynters ’82 ​

If elected as Vice President of the National Alumni Association, I would be honored to help lead the Association into the next centennial, and represent the national alumni at events during my tenure.  I hope to further expand my lengthy relationship with Providence College.   Professionally, I was fortunate to work in the college’s athletic department for five years following my graduation, before moving full time to the conference in which the Friar hockey teams participate.   As a volunteer, I have served in the alumni association since 2013 first as a Class representative, and most recently as an At-Large representative.  Combined with volunteer efforts on multiple class reunion committees, as well as representing alma mater at college fairs over the years, and hosting current students in the annual “Winter Shadow Program”, I hope to further my promotion of Providence College by encouraging my fellow classmates and other alumni to participate in various alumni activities, as well as help expand the giving and endowment programs of the college.  I look forward to the continued camaraderie among my classmates and other alumni in the promotion of Friar traditions to current and potential students.  ​

Waltham, MA

Hockey East Association, Asst. Commissioner 1983-91;  Assoc Commissioner 2001 – present 
PictureTel Corporation, Marketing Director/Tradeshow Manager, 1998 – 2001 
New Jersey Devils (NHL), Marketing Director, Souvenir Merchandise, 1991-93 
Providence College Athletic Department, 1982-87​

Providence College, B.S., Marketing, 1982

PC Volunteer Leadership
At-Large Representative, PC National Alumni Association Council, 2016-17 
PC Class of 1982 Reunion Committee, 2007, 2012 and 2017
Winter Shadow Host, PC Career Services, 2007 – present
Class Representative, PC National Alumni Council Board of Governors, 2013-16
PC Alumni Admission Ambassador, college fairs 2009-11
National Alumni Association Award Recipient, Service to the Alumni Association Award, 2017​

Community Involvement
School Consultative Board, Arlington (MA) Catholic High School, 2006-11 
School Consultative Board, Our Lady’s Academy, 1995 - 2007 (Chairperson, 2004-07)
Eucharistic Minister and Lector, Our Lady’s (Waltham) and St. Agnes (Arlington), 1995 – 2010 
Volunteer, Reagle Players Community Theater, 1997 – 2010 
Volunteer, Waltham Youth Hockey and North Waltham Little League, 1997 – 2011​


Chuck Wynters, husband
Annie, daughter
Charles, son