Meet the Alumni Board: Dale Stephens '99 '06

Throughout the month of October, we will be featuring members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Join us on Wednesday, October 29 to learn how you can take advantage and be a part of everything the Alumni Association has to offer! Click here for more information and to register.

Name: Dale Stephens '99 BBA '06 MOLDale Stephens
Executive Human Resource Administrator, NYS Thruway Authority

Role with the Board of Directors: President

Why do you stay connected to Medaille? I believed my college experience did not end at graduation. It was always a belief of mine that staying connected to the Medaille College community provided me with endless benefits, both professional and personal that I still use to this day.

What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors? The teamwork and collaboration of the board members, as well as the ability to be a lead supporter of Medaille’s strategic vision and to connect and involve alumni, students and friends to Medaille College.

What professor or class at Medaille stands out as a favorite, or as one that had a great impact? Mr. Bill Weeks stands out as my favorite instructor, but all the faculty members possess knowledge of learning styles and presented the materials based on our individual styles.  In addition, they were very knowledgeable of the current issues, trends, advances, research and practices impacting the field of leadership.

What advice would you give to a current student? Transition takes time, and there’s simply no way to artificially speed up the process of getting adjusted, but stay focused. It’s important to remember that at this stage of your life, your primary job is being a student. Focus on making class and homework your priorities.

What recent Buffalo development are you most excited about? Solar-City to build the world's largest solar panel plant in Buffalo creating up to 5,000 jobs.

Last book you read: The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders (Vol.2)

Personal motto: “Never forget where you came from and take someone where you’re going.”

My favorite holiday is: Christmas (spend time with grandkids).

Growing up, I wanted to be: a fireman

For the best wings in Buffalo, I go to: La Nova’s

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