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

President     

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.

 

Vice-President

Dung Q. Tran  Inducted: Gonzaga University, 2011

Dung Q. Tran, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development in the School of Business, Arts, and Media at Cabrini University.  Prior to relocating to Pennsylvania, Dr. Tran taught courses in Organizational Leadership, Public Speaking, and Christian Ethics at multiple Catholic universities in Washington and California.  Working at the intersection of Leadership, Communication, and Jesuit Higher Education, his scholarship has appeared in the International Journal of Servant-Leadership; Communication Research Trends; the Journal of Catholic Education; and (with M. R. Carey) in the following anthologies: Evolving Leadership for Collective Wellbeing: Lessons for Implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; Breaking the Zero-Sum Game: Transforming Societies Through Inclusive Leadership; and The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment.  Dr. Tran earned his doctorate in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and completed his master’s degree in Theological Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.  He also holds a master’s degree in Secondary Education as well as two bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and Theology from Loyola Marymount University.

 

Secretary

Eva Marie Carney  Inducted: University of San Francisco, 1979

Eva Marie Carney is the founder and president of the nonprofit organization, The Kwek Society, which provides menstrual supplies to Native American girls and young women living on rural reservations in the United States. She also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration relief for women, girls, and gay and transgender community members facing violence, and 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 earlier was a partner in a Washington, D.C. law advising investment funds, banks, and accounting and broker-dealer firms. Previously, Ms. Carney served 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, magna cum laude, and received her JD from Stanford Law School. Ms. Carney serves as a mentor and career coach to Posse D.C. Scholars. She is a member of the Washington, D.C. Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni Club and actively supports the  work of the Posse Foundation, Just Neighbors, Whitman Walker Legal Services and Tahirih Justice Center.

 

Treasurer

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 Faculty Adviser

Michael Williams, SJ Inducted: Spring Hill College, 2001

Michael Williams, SJ, is Emeritus Associate Professor of English and Faculty 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

Position currently open

 

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Meet the AΣN Staff