Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Kozar
I am the proud wife of an Air Force veteran who recently retired after 22 years of service. I have seen firsthand the sacrifices both military members and their loved ones make. As the faculty advisor for the Student Veteran’s Association (SVA), I am grateful to work with Board members who have served in the military or are still currently serving, as they are able to bring important issues to the forefront in the hopes that we can help Walden veterans and dependents.
I have been teaching at the college level for 22 years now. I serve as Core Faculty in Walden’s School of Interdisciplinary and Undergraduate Studies (SIUS). I enjoy teaching Living and Learning in a Technological World, Creative Writing: Contemporary Nonfiction and Poetry, Creative Writing: Fundamentals of Short Fiction, Writing with Confidence and Purpose, Women's Literature and Social Change, and Professional Writing.
I currently serve on Walden’s Inclusive Teaching and Learning Advisory Council as well as the Faculty Administration and Advisory Council. I am also working on several projects, which I hope will benefit both students and faculty. I was also recently recognized with the Winter 2023 Faculty Excellence Award for SIUS. I am very proud of this honor!
Outside of SVA and teaching, I greatly enjoy spending time with my family. I have a 22-year-old stepson and a 12-year-old daughter. They both keep me on my toes. We have a rescue dog, Bella; she is a brindle Mountain Cur. She is about to be 15 years old and the sweetest thing I have ever met. I enjoy going to the beach, cooking, reading, and laughing. Laughter truly is the best medicine!
Staff Advisor: Ulysesses Wilcox
Ulysesses Wilcox, 12’ Master of Leadership
Senior Marketing Specialist
Alumni Ambassador Program Manager
Office of Alumni Engagement
I am a dedicated Alumni Relations professional passionate about fostering alumni engagement and driving brand growth. With a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Winston-Salem State University, a Master of Science in Leadership from Walden University, and over fourteen years of experience in higher education, I have a proven track record of creating and executing successful marketing and engagement strategies for students and alumni.
My work has been instrumental in connecting with 100 of Walden University's alumni leaders who actively promote Walden University and each other, raising awareness of our institution as a leader in social change within their local communities, workplaces, professional associations, and social circles. Through a variety of outreach initiatives, brand advocacy, networking, mentorship, and testimonials, our Walden Alumni Ambassadors play a crucial role in providing insight into the Walden experience and inspiring the broader alumni community to embrace our mission of positive social change.
In 2019, I was honored to receive the Military and Veterans Staff Award in recognition of my contributions and support to providing service to military and veteran students and alumni. In 2019, I was honored to receive the Pinnacle of Excellence Award in recognition of exceptional work that not only produces results but also breaks barriers, surpasses expectations, connects teams, affects change, and solves problems.
Currently, as the Senior Marketing Specialist within the Office of Alumni Engagement for Walden University and Manager for the Walden Alumni Ambassador program, I lead a talented team of alumni and oversee all facets of our marketing efforts, spanning from comprehensive market research to the meticulous execution of campaigns. My ultimate objective is to continue propelling our growth and ensuring that our brand remains at the forefront of our industry.
Furthermore, I am an active Council for Alumni Marketing Membership Professionals member and proudly serve as an official social change partner with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs cemetery program. My dedication is deeply rooted in a commitment to foster positive social change while staying at the forefront of the latest alumni marketing trends and technologies.
Beyond the professional realm, I am deeply involved in volunteer work with local and national Walden Alumni and youth mentoring programs, where I aim to empower the next generation to reach their full potential. I love spending time with family, friends, and colleagues.
I am eagerly looking forward to embracing new challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving student and alumni active duty and civilian landscape.