Monday, July 7, 2014

Alumni Association Adds New Faces

If there is one thing in life that is constant, it’s change, a condition to which your USU Alumni Association is not immune.

Over the last few months, we’ve had some significant changes in our leadership and staff. Nothing life changing… but close. As an alum and/or supporter of Utah State, here is what you need to know about each of our new staff members.


Associate VP, Alumni and Corporate Relations

Dave Clark is the new Associate VP, Alumni and Corporate Relations at Utah State University. He comes to the alumni staff from the university’s Commercial Enterprise department where he was both a Director of Business Development and the Executive Director of the USTAR Applied Nutrition Research team at USU. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Programs in the Huntsman School of Business.

In his pre-USU days, Dave had experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prolexys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to Prolexys he was Vice President, Corporate Affairs at NPS Pharmaceuticals (Salt Lake City) from 1996 till 2005 and was involved in business development, funding transactions, investor relations and corporate communications. Earlier career experiences included senior management positions at AgriDyne Technologies, Clark Financial Corporation and UI Group.

Dave holds a B.S. degree in botany from Brigham Young University (1976), an M.S. degree in agronomy from the University of Illinois (1978), and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Utah (1980). He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife, Christine, their six children and 13 grandchildren.


Director of Student Alumni Engagement

Sheldon Browning recently became our new Director of Student Alumni Engagement after working as the Community Service Coordinator in the Val R. Christensen Service Center at USU.

Sheldon has multiple years of experience managing student organizations and coordinating student-run projects and events. With the Service Center, he oversaw the processes and infrastructure for volunteer engagement and service-based learning at Utah State.

Prior to his work with USU, he served as an Independent Living Program Manager at San Joaquin Delta College and an Education Outreach Coordinator at University of the Pacific, both in Stockton, California.

Sheldon earned a B.A. degree in international studies from Utah State University (2005) and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from University of the Pacific (2009). He enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and being an Aggie.


Alumni House Manager

Karen Roundy is the new cheerful face you’ll see when you visit the David B. Haight Alumni Center. She is the Alumni House Manager, and came to us from her role as a Gift Processor in the USU Advancement Services office.

Prior to working for Utah State University, Karen worked at Canyon Elementary School teaching early reading skills and techniques to children. Now she manages all of the events (i.e. receptions, weddings, banquets, parties and more) that happen year round at the Alumni Center. Karen also works with the Emeriti Executive Council and enjoys the interaction she gets to have with our loyal alumni. She is a fantastic contribution to our team and can always brighten a customer’s day with her smile.

On the rare occasion that she has free time, Karen loves to read, ride horses and go boating with her husband, Mike, and their two kids.

Now that you know a little more about our Alumni Relations staff, feel free to stop by and visit next time you make a trip to campus. We’re in the David B. Haight Alumni Center; the historical house just two buildings north of Old Main, at the top of the hill.

Our doors are open and we’re ready and willing to help make your Aggie experience the best it can be.

You can also reach us toll free at 1-800-291-2586, locally at (435) 797-2055 or

Stand Up. Get Involved. You’re an Aggie.    

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