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2019 VLSAA Board of Directors Nominees

At large Director Nominee

Alicia Seyler Nevaquaya MSEL'08

Alicia Seyler Nevaquaya MSEL'08 What is your vision for VLS in the next five years?
VLS should become financially independent so that it can accomplish its mission and goals without having to worry too much about fundraising or financial stability.

What skills do you bring to the VLSAA to accomplish these priorities?
As the Chair of American Indian Studies at Bacone College, a small liberal arts college in Oklahoma, I will bring academic administrative skills, fundraising, and a larger vision for additional partners in this very important law school community.

How would you galvanize the energy and enthusiasm of alumni to increase participation in VLS events and giving?
I would harness the fighting swan spirit by engaging alumni in events and social media platforms that harness momentum for our school and our mission; provide opportunities for real listening to our alumni and their concerns; ask our alumni to join the conversation that we endeavor to create a better VLS and a better world; tell their story - our alumni have stories - we want to know them; and by real-time connecting with alumni at events on campus and abroad.

List and describe your alumni service.
Student Member, California Alumni Association, U.C. Berkeley: I served as an alumni recruiter for the university

List your activities as a VLS student.
Native American Law Students, Energizers, Summer session participant, First Nations Fellowship Recipient,at I and any and all campus events that I was able to manage.

List any appropriate professional and community activity and please describe how that experience would serve you as a Board member. I serve as a lawyer and advocate for the environment, in general; Chair, American Indian Studies, Bacone College; Board Member, Okies for Monarchs, Tribal citizen and active citizen in American Indian art, social, and ceremonial events. The experience in a diverse community setting will help me broaden partnerships with tribal and indigenous communities.

Having reviewed the standing committees on the VLSAA Board, which committee(s) would you choose to serve on and why? Development Committee: I believe that my organizational skills, fundraising and development experience, and vision for new partnerships with VLS will help build bridges into the future for Vermont Law School.

Discuss whether you have the resources and ability to make the Board a priority over the next three years. Board responsibilities include quarterly in-person Board meetings, regular committee meetings and projects, alumni outreach and community initiatives, and providing thoughtful consultation to alumni and the law school. For more information please review the bylaws here.
Yes, education and especially environmental education is a priority for me. My values align with the values and mission statement of Vermont Law School: "To educate students in a diverse community that fosters personal growth and that enables them to attain outstanding professional skills and high ethical values with which to serve as lawyers and environmental and other professionals in an increasingly technological and interdependent global society."

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The 2019 VLSAA Election is now closed. Results will be announced in August.

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