2013 Slate of Nominees
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Each year, the Nomination Committee of the Middlebury College Alumni Association (MCAA) puts forward candidates for the next fiscal year's open positions. For the 2013-14 term, we have two nominees: one for the role of Alumni Trustee and one for a seat on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
On the ballot, we ask that you either approve or disapprove the nominees for the category appearing below their name. Please make your decision based on the information on this page.
The Alumni Association values your input. The more alumni votes we receive, the closer we come to representing the interests of Middlebury College alumni as a whole.
Voting is now open and will end on April 30, 2013. An online ballot will be available here. To request a paper ballot please call 802.443.5183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination for Alumni Trustee
An Alumni Trustee is a Middlebury alumnus or alumna elected to the Board of Trustees and serves a five-year term.
Dennis D. Parker, Class of 1977
Dennis D. Parker is the Director of the ACLU National Office's Racial Justice Program (RJP). Concentrating on issues of ending the school-to-prison pipeline, which funnels children of color from the educational system into the criminal justice system, racial profiling, affirmative action, indigent representation, felon enfranchisement, and predatory lending, the RJP seeks to remove barriers to equal opportunity for communities of color through litigation, public education, community organizing and legislation. Prior to joining the ACLU, he was the chief of the Civil Rights Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney.
Parker also worked for 14 years at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund litigating and supervising the litigation of scores of cases involving elementary and secondary education, affirmative action in higher education and equal educational opportunity. Other positions included work at the employment firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias and Engelhardt and the New York Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division in Brooklyn, New York.
He has published a book and numerous chapters and articles on a range of civil rights issues including housing discrimination, educational equity, affirmative action, and testing. Parker lectures extensively on civil rights issues and is an adjunct professor at New York Law School. After graduation from Middlebury, he attended Harvard Law School. Parker is married to Cecilia Quintero and is the father of Zoe Grace Parker ’13. He has served as an alumni interviewer and, looking for every opportunity to return to campus, has participated in on-campus career counseling and has lectured on race theory and civil rights law.
Nominee for the Board of Directors for the
Middlebury College Alumni Association
A member of the MCAA Board of Directors meets with the other directors twice each year to discuss ways to engage with and advocate for alumni, serving as an advisory group for the Alumni office. In addition, the Board votes on annual Alumni Achievement, Alumni Plaque Award, and Alumni Trustee candidates. Directors serve for a two-year term.
Michelle Cady, Class of 2008
Michelle Cady is a New York City-based associate at First Eagle Investment Management, focusing on institutional sales and consultant relations. Since graduating from Middlebury as an English major and political science minor in 2008, Cady has stayed involved with the Middlebury community, serving as class correspondent and helping with her 5-Year Reunion committee.
A member of the women's cross-country team during her time at Middlebury, Cady continues to run, dance, and practice yoga. She has embraced cross-training for triathlons, completing the Lake Dunmore Olympic Distance Race last August.