Over the next several months, the Converse Annual Fund will spotlight the newest members of the Converse College Board of Trustees. These six individuals support the College with both their time and talent, helping our students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly. This profile of alumna Sandy Hartnett ’75 is the fifth of the series.
What inspired you to become a member of the Converse College Board of Trustees?
Converse has and continues to play a big role in my life. I wanted to be a part of the Converse future.
Thinking through your personal goals, what life accomplishments are you most proud of? What would you like to check off next from your bucket list?
Some of my personal goals have been: a. help Deaf children reach their potential, b. becoming a self-sufficient independent woman c. serving as a Presbyterian elder d. guiding the Spartanburg Converse Chapter for three years. Next on my bucket list would be to reschedule three trips that I had to miss during the pandemic.
What are some of the overall impacts you hope to make during your tenure on the Converse College Board of Trustees?
While on the Board of Trustees, I want to ensure that Converse continues to provide the highest quality of education to students. All funds are expended to serve Converse’s main mission.
I want to ensure that Converse continues to provide the highest quality of education to students.
Why do you think it’s important to give to the Converse Annual Fund? What program/area of Converse will your next philanthropic gift support?
It is important to give to the Annual Fund to fund all aspects of life on campus. I will direct my gift based on the needs expressed by Converse.
During the COVID-19 quarantine, was there a particular activity, project or hobby that you most enjoyed?
During the COVID-19 quarantine I enjoyed sitting on my back porch enjoying nature (birds, chipmunks, flowers) and also reading.
What is one fun need-to-know fact about you?
A fun fact about myself is that I witnessed the male streakers running through back campus in the ’70’s.
Where was your favorite spot on campus to relax when you were a student here? What is your favorite memory of Converse as a student?
My favorite spot on campus to relax was back campus to enjoy nature. My favorite memory was meeting new students on the Field Hockey and Basketball teams and building team spirit!