Cameron Burke ’14 continues to serve Bryant as new Trustee
Cameron Burke ’14 (Wrentham, MA) knows the walk from his residence hall room to Salmanson Dining Hall is a three-minute trip. But sometimes the trip took much longer.
“It took me 15 minutes because I stopped and talked with so many people I saw along the way,” he says. “That’s what makes Bryant so great.”
"Improving this community by working with so many different people is really what drove me.”
During his four years on campus, Burke established himself as a leader in the University community. His involvement included:
- Conducting tours and hosting prospective students as a Student Ambassador
- Serving two years on the Student Alumni Association Executive Board
- Co-founding Bryant’s Society of Global Supply Chain Management
- Serving as a Senior Advisory Council member
- Working in Development/Advancement Services as an office assistant
“I’m an outgoing person, so I really liked getting out there, working with different groups, and getting deeply involved" with Bryant, he says. “This is home to me, so improving this community by working with so many different people is really what drove me.”
Throughout his time at Bryant, the Global Supply Chain Management concentrator established bonds with faculty members with whom he will keep in touch.
“They got to know me on a first-name basis,” he says. “They would go out of their way to help me. Without that one-on-one experience, I probably wouldn’t have done as well as I did.”
The strong foundation he built at Bryant serves Burke well as a global logistics program manager for EMC in Franklin, MA. “They hired me because I had a lot of real-world experience in projects from my time at Bryant,” he says.
Having been appointed to a three-year term on the University’s Board of Trustees just before Commencement, Burke is staying connected to Bryant.
“I’m so humbled and honored to be named to the board,” he says. “It’s an excellent opportunity to continue giving back to the Bryant community because without Bryant, I wouldn’t be where I am today – having secured a good job and continuing to benefit from an excellent education.”