Spotlight SAC Alumni: Gail Corvette

Name: Gail Corvette

Undergraduate Graduation Year:1981

Undergraduate Major/Minor:Journalism

Did you hold any positions in SAC? What were they?One of seven Founders and its first President

Where are you living now? Charleston SC

What are you doing now?I am loving my post-working-career life! I enjoyed a rewarding 25-year career in human resources consulting that took me to Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, New York and Hong Kong. I was fortunate to be able to quit working at age 49 and move to my husband’s hometown of Charleston. Now I am pursuing many passions: teaching yoga, singing with the Charleston Symphony Chorus, traveling and volunteering. I have been nominated to be National President-Elect for Mortar Board, the college senior honor society, and slated to serve as its National President as it enters its second Century. I will be only the third National President from OSU (Anne Cornell Christiansen and Mabel Freeman are the other two).

Favorite SAC tradition and why:I don’t know what traditions we started have stuck!

Favorite SAC memory:The thrill of our successful first recruitment of members. We were able to create a compelling vision for the organization and attract some of the best student leaders across the campus.

How has SAC helped you get to where you are today?My experiences with SAC gave me confidence that I could lead. They helped me lead teams at my firm and at client organizations throughout my career and continue to help me as I assume many volunteer roles. Recently, I was asked to lead the Nominating Committee for the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga as it transitioned from an S Corp. to a 501(c)(3) non-profit. It was fun to assemble and facilitate a global team to reach consensus on the selection of the first Board of Directors.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with SAC members, past, present and future? Get involved! You will enjoy making a difference at OSU, get the opportunity to work with talented student leaders who can become lifelong friends, and learn skills that will serve you well throughout your lifetime.