Bradley Menard (BGS ’14, BAAE ’21) is a longtime and proud supporter of the University of the Fraser Valley, and one of two of the newest members of the UFV Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. He was welcomed at the November 23 regular meeting of the board. The UFV Alumni Association’s volunteer board is dedicated to the Association’s purpose of “fostering lifelong relationships between alumni and the University and the Fraser Valley through advocacy, support, service and communication”.
Having completed 6 programs at UFV, Bradley has been an alumnus since 2008. His career since has been focused on governance for academic and non-profit institutions, spending a combined 15 years working at BCIT and now at UBC.
“Being a governance professional was never the career path that I had envisioned for myself,” says Menard, “but I am very happy with where I am and what I’m doing.”
From the outset, Menard has been excited to share his experience and expertise with the board.
“I was inspired by our alumni community’s volunteers, change-leaders, philanthropists, innovators, and many others,” says Menard. “I decided to narrow-down ways to give back to UFV, which led me to establish an Annual Leadership Award in Adult Education, but I also wanted to offer my skills and knowledge. That desire eventually prompted me to volunteer with the Board.”
And through his work with the Alumni Association, Menard hopes to give voice to “those who are not at the table or in the room”. “I hope to advise on strategic opportunities for the Association to more fully engage with all members of the alumni community,” says Menard.
As part of this work, he hopes to be a strong voice of advocacy for inclusion, diversity, and equity.
The board continues its work of representing, supporting, and empowering UFV’s alumni. With Bradley Menard’s support, the board is now stronger than ever at reaching those goals.
We look forward to working with him in the future.