Building a college from scratch and flipping the higher education system frontwards is no easy feat. It takes passionate teams of people dedicating time, money, energy, and a willingness to learn, stretch, and endure through challenges and setbacks. In our world, one of those teams is the Wayfinding Academy Board of Directors.

We are proud to have an active and engaged Board with members who participate in many aspects of the Wayfinding experience including educating our community as Lab faculty members, welcoming students during orientation, donating to our movement as Luminaries, hosting our strategic planning retreats at their homes, and more.

Earlier this month, the Board held its first election for a Board Chairperson and we are pleased to share that Charlie Gilkey, a best-selling author, speaker, and business growth consultant at Productive Flourishing, will be serving in this role for the next 2 years. We are grateful for his wisdom and guidance and the wealth of life experience and compassion he brings to the role. 

Charlie Gilkey, Wayfinding Board Chair

Charlie Gilkey, Wayfinding Board Chair

In addition, we are excited to welcome two newly elected Board members: Carol Gunn, a lifelong learner and Occupational Medicine physician, and Dr Judith A Ramaley, President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University. We are honored that these two dedicated and talented women were drawn to our mission to turn higher education frontwards and join us in our endeavor. 

Carol Gunn

Carol Gunn

Dr Judith A Ramaley

Dr Judith A Ramaley

Carol and Judith are joining a Board comprised of people who have been a critical part of Wayfinding's growth, vision, and success since inception, and are passionately committed to our movement. If you're curious about our Board and want to know more about these amazing people, you can find all that info by clicking here.

Nearly two years ago, outgoing Board member and current Wayfinding faculty member, Sean Aiken, sat down with us to share his view on why the current model of higher education isn't working. Click the video below to see this throwback, short clip of our conversation with him. 

Our Board members could spend hours talking about why Wayfinding Academy and its mission is important to them and why they're part of our movement, but we'd like to hear from you. 

Why are you connected to the Wayfinding Academy? 
What does supporting Wayfinding mean to you?
How do you see Wayfinding changing the landscape of higher education in the future?

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Send us an email or share your reason(s) on social media (be sure to tag us!) and encourage a wider conversation.

Thank you for being part of building this new kind of college at the heart of a movement to revolutionize higher education.

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