Armstrong Alumni Association
Meet Our Team
Alumni programming at Armstrong is led by the Director of Alumni Development in consultation with the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. The Director also works closely with key departments across campus to offer a variety of programs and services—these include Career Services, Enrollment Services, Athletics, Student Life, and the Academic Colleges. The Director is a member of the Advancement Division, under the leadership of Vice President Bill Kelso.
Members of the Board of Directors are nominated by other alumni, then recommended by the Nominating Committee, and then confirmed by the current Board. Board members may serve two three-year terms. There are at least 18 but no more than 30 Board members, not including ex officio members. Past Board Presidents, the President of the Student Government Association, and the President of the Graduate Student Coordinating Council may serve as nonvoting ex officio members.
Meet the Director of Alumni Development
Cheryl Anderson is the Director of Alumni Development at Armstrong State University, where she oversees a broad-based Alumni Engagement Program, that seeks to enable alumni to connect with students, with the university, and with each other through a variety of programs, events, and outreach efforts. Since her arrival in 2012, Armstrong has seen a dramatic increase in alumni participation rates and alumni volunteerism.
Cheryl previously held a series of positions at Kennesaw State University for 16 years, where she established the professional arts box office, created an alumni magazine, implemented a donor recognition program, and instituted the annual Flourish Awards program. She concluded her KSU career as director of public relations and director of development for the College of the Arts. Prior to her work at KSU, she served as the program coordinator for MidSummer Macon, a nonprofit arts education program, and the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga.
A noted presenter, writer, event planner, and project manager, Cheryl has earned numerous awards for her work including the several Awards of Excellence from the Council for Advancement in Support of Education (CASE) and a From Success to Significance Award from Kennesaw State. She has been a featured presenter at conferences for CASE District III and for the Georgia Education Advancement Council.
Anderson earned a Master of Arts degree in professional writing from Kennesaw State and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Wesleyan College, where she was a presidential scholar. She also enjoyed an incredible study-abroad experience at the International Summer School at the University of Oslo in Norway, thanks to a scholarship from Rotary International. Raised in an Air Force family, she has lived in five states and the Panama Canal Zone. She is a graduate of Savannah High School.
Meet the Alumni Programs Coordinator
Cameron Clements is our Alumni Programs Coordinator. She is works closely with Cheryl Anderson to provide a broad range of engagement activities for Armstrong’s 30,000+ alumni. She will support the planning and execution of various alumni-based events and programs.
Clements previously served as Professional Academic Advisor for the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University (GSU). During her three years in that position she helped over 500 students with college and career planning. She also serves as the Event Coordinator for her family’s wedding and events venue, Quinney Oaks Plantation in Millen, Ga.
Always looking for ways to serve the community, Clements also has a strong commitment to service. She was selected by the GSU Office of Admissions to serve as the State Charitable Volunteer where she assisted in raising money for various Georgia-based charities. In 2007, she was a guest writer for the Statesboro Herald, answering reader’s questions regarding public relations issues. She also served on the GSU Judicial Board for 9 years.
Clements recently graduated from GSU with a Master of Arts in English Literature in May 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from GSU in 2008.
Clements lives on Wilmington Island with her husband Warren and their dog Ellè.