Greetings all! I am excited to be nominated for the SMCKC Education Chair position. I have been involved with SMCKC for quite a while (I don't remember exactly, but I know I've been attending breakfasts for at least a year if not longer). In my day job I am Director of the Women's Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where I am also Acting Director of the Women's & Gender Studies Program and Affiliated Faculty in German.
I was first exposed to social media through my work with university students. Wary at first (I am a Gen Xer, after all...), I eventually embraced social media wholeheartedly and the Women's Center now leads UMKC in its adoption of social media. I am also passionate about educating others about social media and will be teaching a first year seminar with a social media theme this fall. I have presented on social media both locally (Central Exchange) and nationally (National Women's Studies Association and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) and look forward to designing educational sessions for SMCKC as well as working to enhance the membership experience for both new and continuing members. My university background would also serve SMCKC well here as my work at UMKC entails not just education, but event organizing and working with constituent groups to enhance their experience with UMKC. As someone whose work involves a lot of collaboration, I would also work to bring together the various SMC chapters in the Kansas City area.
I believe that my background and connections would serve SMCKC well should I be chosen as Education Chair. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions. Many, many thanks for the opportunity to run for Chair -- I hope to have the opportunity to serve SMCKC in this capacity.
Well Hello! To tell you a little about myself, I am a self-proclaimed social media nut. I live it and breathe it. I am engaged daily on social media platforms at work (I am the Social Media Coordinator at Two West) and come home and check it again; once more before bed; and first thing every morning. :)
I consider myself a digital native and have been fortunate to see many of these platforms evolve into what they are today (or in some cases fail). I have been involved with social media for more than 10 years and have assisted a variety of businesses and institutions in creating an online presence including universities, hospitals, spas, athletic teams and investment firms. I am a naturally curious individual and spend time daily doing research on new market trends or social media best practices for specific industries to help clients. I have a Bachelors of Science in Interactive Digital Media.
I have been involved with the Social Media Club since about February 2010 and have helped to put on happy hours alongside Steven Chau and Joe Cox and have suggested topics for breakfasts and other events which I feel would assist our social media community. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with #SMCKC and networking on and offline. :)
I already have some education topics in my back pocket such as Facebook Privacy issues, Incorporating social media into traditional marketing, Personal Blogging and Blogger outreach and more! Of course I would love to hear what you're interested in learning or what you feel has worked well in the past! I am excited to work with area Social Media Club chapters to leverage hot topics, speakers and of course to provide ample networking opportunities. Thank you for this opportunity! I would love to represent #SMCKC as Education chair.