2012-2013 Board Members

Tamara Minley

Tamara Minley, Chair

I am a Webster University Graduate holding a Masters in Marketing and Advertising and Bachelors in Management.   I work in Academic Affairs assisting extended campus Directors and AVP's with State licensure and military programs.  I also hold a Certificate in Commercial Art and Sign Design. I volunteer my time and artistic abilities to creating murals and room décor at various Epworth Children and Family Services locations. In 2010, I became co-owner of a Special Events & Party Planning company called Attention to Details where I host political, private and public parties for any occasion.    

Tamara also takes part in arranging social, networking and team-building events for women of bolor to come together to network and support each other.

John Watts

John Watts, Secretary

I  hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Webster University and a master's in Library Science from Indiana University. I am an  Instruction and Liaison Librarian at Emerson Library where I assist faculty and students with research and develop the Library's education collection. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, theatre, and running.

Anne Elwell

Ann Elwell, Extended Campus Chair

I have been community relations coordinator and academic advisor at the Ozarks Regional Campus in Springfield, Mo., for seven years. As chair of the CRC Network last year, I helped restructure that group and its conference calls. I was a presenter on student recruitment at the 2012 Director's Summit/CRC Conference. I hold Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Mass Communications from the University of Central Missouri. Last year I was president of the Southwest Missouri Higher Education Alliance.

Sanela Bejdic

Sanela Bejdic, Compensation Chair

Born and raised in Dubrovnik Croatia, I came to US as a war refugee with my family in September of 1995 and we settled in St. Louis. I received my undergraduate degree in Journalism from Webster in 2004 and my Masters in Media Communications from Webster in 2005. After graduation I worked at Washington University and then St. Louis Community College, and in August 2010 I came back to work at Webster as the Academic Resources Coordinator. I am married, with a 16 month old son Omar, and another one on the way due in Sept! I enjoy reading, cooking, travel, spending time with friends and family and playing with our two beagle rescues Charlie and Lucy.

 Rachel Johnes

Rachel Johnes, Membership Chair

I have been employed at Webster University for seven years. I provide administrative support to the Development Office, am liaison to the Annual Fund/George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology Development Officers & Donor Relations Coordinator and provide assistance to the Prospect Research Development Officer. I earned a BA in Sociology in 1994 from Western Illinois University and an AS in 1992 from Lewis and Clark Community College.

Patricia Baygents

Patricia Baygents, Special Events Chair

have worked for Webster University for almost 6 years. I have been the Admission Events Coordinator for the past four years in the Office of Admission. I organize and coordinate over 90 different recruitment events each year, including Open Houses, over 400 Fine Arts Auditions, and other conferences held on campus. I graduated in 2012 with a BA in Social Science. I have an AA in Deaf Communication Studies. My son and daughter both attend Webster and they will be graduating in 2014 and 2015 respectively. I have two stepdaughters; one lives in Australia and the other is getting married in September 2013. I have three dogs! I enjoy gardening, reading, and boating.

Elizabeth Condon-Oakberg

Elizabeth Condon-Oakberg, Associate Compensation Chair

In my role as Student Employment Coordinator, I manage the Federal Work-Study program, including a 1.2 million dollar budget from the Department of Higher Education. For the past fifteen months, I have worked on the Automatic Data Processing Payroll Conversion Implementation Team. In doing so, I learned more about the increasing needs of our unique human resources.


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