UCSD alumni join board

The Alumni Board of Directors at UCSD has appointed four new members: Megan Bettilyon, ’07, M.S. ’10; Sandi Logan, ’86; Mark Suster, ’91; and Suzanne Valentine, ’89.

Betillyon, a La Jollan, currently works for the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, a consortium of UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers dedicated to finding ways to use algae in products such as biofuels, nutraceuticals, packaging and medicine.

“Over the past 12 months, our UCSD Alumni group has gained tremendous momentum while celebrating UC San Diego’s 50th Anniversary with alumni both locally and across the globe,” says Armin Afsahi, ’90, executive director of UCSD Alumni. “Our new board members bring new energy and talent to UCSD Alumni. Our board is poised to make a powerful leap forward in engaging our alumni in all facets of the university.”

The Board of Directors oversees the strategic development of UCSD Alumni programs and initiatives that advance UC San Diego in communities around the world including 25 regional alumni clubs in locations as far afield as London and South Korea. Nine have been added in the last year including Hawaii, Latin America and Singapore.

The Board is also committed to raising scholarships for UCSD.

The new directors will join the current 32-member board.