AΣN Board & Staff
The Board of Directors:
- Oversees the good governance of Alpha Sigma Nu and the careful shepherding of donors’ gifts and induction fees
- Ensures that all activities of the Society address the Alpha Sigma Nu purpose and mission
- Articulates a vision for ΑΣΝ
The Board consists of 15 members:
- Eight members are elected by delegates at the Triennial Conference for six-year terms
- Two student members are elected by delegates at the Triennial Conference for three year terms
- Two members are appointed by the Board at the midpoint between Triennial Conferences for six year terms to ensure continuity
The Board Faculty Adviser and the Board Alumni Adviser are appointed by the Board of Directors at the Triennial Conference for three year terms and are ex-officio members without a vote.
The Executive Director of Alpha Sigma Nu is an ex-officio member without a vote.
Alpha Sigma Nu Board Officers
Tom Nolan Inducted: Saint Louis University, 2001
Mr. Nolan spent nearly 20 years as the Director of the Human Rights Office for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and was directly responsible for social justice initiatives, including the establishment of Cardinal Ritter College Prep, a Roman Catholic college preparatory high school serving a predominantly African-American student population. He also founded organizations focusing on Saint Louis social justice issues, including the North Area Catholic Educators, Project Respond, and the South-North Academic Program. In 1998, Tom founded Loyola Academy, a Jesuit middle school for boys following the Nativity Miguel model. He then founded Access Academies, a not-for-profit corporation which has begun four Nativity Miguel schools in St. Louis, expanding life-changing education for those children living in poverty. Mr. Nolan also co-founded Operation Toucan, a joint venture between SLU, St. Martin de Porres Parish and School in Belize City, and the St. Louis community, to coordinate resources and assistance for the people of Belize City. Mr. Nolan holds graduate degrees from St. Louis University, Weston School of Theology and Washington University in St. Louis.
Dung Q. Tran, PhD Inducted: Gonzaga University, 2011
Dr. Dung Q. Tran is Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership in the School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Prior to relocating to Spokane, Dr. Tran taught doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate courses in Team Development, Organizational Integrity, and Ignatian Leadership at multiple Catholic and Jesuit universities in Philadelphia, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Working at the nexus of leadership and the Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic educational traditions, he is interested in how spiritual, ethical, and values-based perspectives shape leader identity development and leadership theory and practice. Dr. Tran is the co-editor of Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness: How Leaders Help Heal the Heart of the World (SUNY Press, 2020 – with J. Song, S. R. Ferch, and L. C. Spears). He has also authored or co-authored articles and book chapters on the inclusive and relational leadership of Popes John XXIII and Francis, workplace spirituality, Jesuit higher education leadership, Ignatian discernment, Benedictine spirituality, and the role of forgiveness in the Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandal and cover-up. In addition to Dr. Tran’s teaching and scholarship, he contributes to several initiatives of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. As part of Dr. Tran’s responsibilities as a member of the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education, he currently serves as the Web and Associate Editor of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. The son of Vietnamese refugees, Professor Tran earned his doctorate in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and completed his master’s degree in Theological Studies – with emphases in Spirituality and Catholic Higher Education – at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. Dr. Tran also holds Washington and California Teaching Credentials in History, a master’s degree in Secondary Education, and two bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and Theology from Loyola Marymount University.
Eva Marie Carney, JD Inducted: University of San Francisco, 1979
Eva Marie Carney founded The Kwek Society in 2018 to shine light on and to address menstrual and other inequities in Native and indigenous communities. Through Q1 2021, The Kwek Society has provided over 500,000 period supplies across North America, to students and communities in Maine, Oklahoma, Ontario (CN), Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. Eva, whose Native name is Ojindiswke (Bluebirdwoman), is a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She holds elected office as a Member of the Legislature of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, representing fellow Potawatomi who live in the 13 Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States and the District of Columbia. She also works as a humanitarian immigration lawyer for Just Neighbors, a nonprofit law firm serving low-income immigrants in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. She earlier was a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm advising investment funds, banks, and accounting and broker-dealer firms, after working as Assistant General Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Carney graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA in history, and received her JD from Stanford Law School. Ms. Carney is a mentor and career coach to Posse D.C. Scholars and volunteers with Stanford University's OVAL program. In addition to her service as Secretary to the Board of Directors of Alpha Sigma Nu, she is a member of the Washington, D.C. Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni Club and actively supports the work of the Arlington Food Assistance Center, the Posse Foundation and Whitman Walker Legal Services.
Michael Bizzario Inducted: Fairfield University, 1994
Michael Bizzario is the Director of Operations at East River Energy, a diversified energy supplier to homes, businesses and municipalities throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, licensed to operate in 13 states. Previously, while at UBS from 2007-13,MR. Bizzario served in a variety of roles across one of the largest hedge fund platforms in the industry, ranging from manager due diligence to client portfolio management to transaction specialist, partnering with some of the largest and most well respected institutional investors. He supported a range of relationships, including family offices, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, etc., and was responsible for all aspects and phases associated with customized advisory and discretionary mandates. Prior to UBS, Mr. Bizzario was with Guggenheim Partners as Vice President of Research and Hedge Fund Portfolio Management and with Rocaton Investment Advisors as an Alternative Investments Research Specialist and Manager of Due Diligence. He earned an MBA in Finance at Yale University and a B.S. in Accounting at Fairfield University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at Fairfield, he served as the Alpha Sigma Nu Chapter Treasurer. Mr. Bizzario is married with 3-year old twins, and resides in Guilford, CT.
Board Chapter Adviser
Michael Williams, SJ, PhD Inducted: Spring Hill College, 2001
Michael Williams, SJ, is Emeritus Associate Professor of English and Chapter Adviser at Spring Hill College. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1962. With triple undergraduate majors in Classics, Philosophy, and English, he was awarded a full doctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California to pursue studies in English, with specialization in Medieval Literature. After theological studies at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, he served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University. In 1985, he left academic administration to return to the classroom at Spring Hill College. He has lived in a student residence hall for over 30 years as a Jesuit chaplain, valuing the deeper interaction with students. He is also faculty adviser and member of three student organizations to the Knights of Columbus club, and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He served as chair of the department of English and as chair of the Faculty Assembly.
Board Alumni Adviser
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