The Board of IHS Alumni International
Meet the Board members
President: Julia Skinner, Peru (living in the Netherlands), Alumnus, UMD7 2011
Tasks: Main coordinator of all activities
I am a proud IHS alumna and I'm ready to invest my time and work hard to make the alumni network stronger and far reaching. My goal is to promote career growth and enhance our capabilities as urban managers through activities that will promote exchange of knowledge and experiences. It is my intention as well to strengthen the link between IHS and IHS Alumni International so that we can both benefit from it, with the possibility to generating work together, carrying out research or writing articles together. I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your ideas on how to make IHS AI stronger in the coming years so please let's join hands and work together.
Bio of Julia Skinner
Vice President: Pamela Ogonya, Kenya, Alumnus, UMTCC1 2010
Tasks: Budgeting and formal/structural organization
While I enthusiastically look forward to bring my skills and experience at IHS AI as the vice president, I am more motivated as this is a platform that not only enhances strategic resource mobilization for urban development by linking urban professionals but also enhances continuous growth of these professionals and the sector in a sustainable way. My hard and soft skills shall enable me to carry my responsibilities efficiently and effectively, hence, achieve IHS AI objectives.
Bio of Pamela Ongonya
Events and Communication: Patricia Susanna, Indonesia, UEM7 2003
Tasks: Publicity and communications
I always feel that my efforts as urban planner or urban environment is not enough and I want to do more. I still need to learn explore and share urban problem with other experts at least with my fellow IHS alumni I believe that as alumni, we need to be connected to each other, not only to keep in touch as a big family but also to share knowledge and experiences. I am proud to be an IHS alumna, so I'm very motivated to contribute in strengthening the network, collect alumni database and disseminate news about IHS activities and news among alumni. Eventually, I hope our connection as IHS alumni will enhance our capabilities in urban management.
Advisor /Representative of the current participants: Randolf Wilson, UMD9 2012-2013
Tasks: linking alumni & current participants & prospective students
During my stay at IHS, I served as a Board Members of IHS Alumni International representing the UMD-9 group and the main link to the UMD-10 batch. This has given me more insights into how such institutions work and how students and prospective ones could be assisted. My goal as a board member was to create an avenue for proper dissemination of information between the Alumni network and the Current students as well as how best students could be helped in their academic and social lives before, during and after graduation.As a self motivated person who wants to impact your city or country through proper urban management, you can't go wrong with a study at IHS and i am available to assist you take that step. I tried studying at IHS and i can testify, its result oriented.d after their study at IHS.
Bio of Randy Wilson
Representatives of the IHS Alumni Relations Office
Sarah Steendam, Teamleader, Marketing and Communications Office
Many of the professional and personal choices I have made have been influenced by my fascination with people and the international communication and cooperation between them. IHS Alumni International is also about building bridges between ideals of social improvement, connecting people from all over the world and building on professional knowledge. For this initial phase of IHS AI I wish to support these ideals and gently feed the initiative. I believe that as soon as we have shown the added value of IHS AI we can achieve great exchanges. The challenge lies in committing, connecting and servicing IHS Alumni so they will take the second step, and the third. I am glad to be part of this exciting start.
Charmae Pyl Nercua,UMD5 2008-2009, Marketing and Communications Officer
A proud alumna myself, I am deeply privileged to join the IHS alumni relations office and get to significantly contribute in the strengthening and expansion of the IHS AI network. Creating synergies and productive partnerships between our alumni, IHS and the world of urban professionals globally is one of the many goals I want to pursue and hopefully achieve during my stay in IHS