Drury University Alumni Council welcomes three new members

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 5, 2017 — Drury University has welcomed three new members to its Alumni Council, the governing body of the Drury Alumni Association.

The council serves as the voice for all Drury alumni, and encourages engagement between alumni and current students through various connection programs. This year, the council is committed to strengthening its relationship with regional alumni groups, encouraging alumni to promote Drury within their communities, and continuing to provide opportunities for alumni to mentor current students.

This year’s new members are:

Patti Callaway

Callaway has spent most of her more than 20-year career in the accounting field. In 2007 she returned to school to complete her bachelor’s degree with Drury’s College of Continuing Professional Studies, graduating in 2009. Callaway currently serves as payroll manager for The Payroll Company. She is involved with Springfield Aquatics, as well as several international projects, including serving as board treasurer for Global Community Works.

Ron Carrier

Carrier, a 1986 graduate in political science, is Associate Circuit Judge for Greene County and a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Drury’s L.E. Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship, which seeks to inspire in students’ visions of a more democratic and hopeful world.

Janell Manley

Manley earned degrees in business administration and economics in 1975 and an MBA in 1978. Manley currently serves as the Administrative Director for Police Officer’s and Firefighters Retirement System for the City of Springfield. She is active with organizations involving Springfield Public Schools and animal rescue and care.

The Alumni Council meets six times a year. Alumni can apply for membership to the council in April of each year. Those selected serve four-year terms in various positions of responsibility.

More information about the Alumni Council and its members can be found at


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