Bridging the past, present, and future.
The Southwest CUNA Management School Alumni Association benefits SCMS graduates, the institution, and future members in tangible and intangible ways, including:
- Support for Southwest CUNA Management School;
- alumni news and information;
- staying connected;
- sharing a common bond of pride in SCMS;
- an immense network of professional contacts;
- engagement opportunities;
- empowered brand ambassadors;
- alumni events and discounts;
- professional resources;
- volunteer opportunities;
- alumni recommendations;
- the power of community; and
- continuing to expand your sphere of influence.
Your membership in the SCMS Alumni Association also increases the prestige of the association and the value of your investment and diploma.
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News & Updates
Women’s leadership alliance debuts mentorship program
The Credit Union Women’s Leadership Alliance, created in December 2020 through the collaborative efforts of 13 female chief executives and CUNA Mutual Group, is launching a CUWLA coaching program to ensure its members can grow their organizations
and avoid the need for consolidation.
The nonprofit organization seeks to distinguish itself from prior groups by serving as a sounding board solely for female member executives whose day-to-day tasks often extend beyond the C-suite, according to Lily Newfarmer, president and CEO of the $122
million-asset Tarrant County’s Credit Union in Fort Worth, Texas, a founding member of the Alliance and a graduate of Southwest CUNA Management School.
The coaching program provides executives with a one-on-one mentor for 12 weeks to address and identify areas of weakness and expand required skill sets for growth. The program is slated to go live on June 1.
With waiting lists for both coaches and mentees currently filling up, the organization will review the results of the inaugural CUWLA coaching session after its conclusion and fine-tune future instances, Newfarmer said.