TEMPE, Ariz. – The Sun Devil Club, the fundraising arm of Sun Devil Athletics, has announced a new slate of terms for the Sun Devil Club’s board leadership team, including the appointment of Chris Michaels as chairman. advice. Michaels served on the board for 7 years and is the first woman to be elected chair of the board.
A Valley native, Michaels graduated from Arizona State University in 1987 with a BS in health sciences. His Sun Devil roots run deep as his dad, Doug, played on ASU
The first College World Series baseball team in 1964. As someone who lives and breathes brown and gold and has their whole life, to hold this position is an honor,” Michaels said. “Collegiate Athletics is going through a transformation major and I’m thrilled to be able to do what I can to help impact the student-athletes at Arizona State University.”
Chris and her husband, Chuck, started an undergraduate scholarship program at ASU in 2003. Since then, they have supported more than 100 Sun Devil students and are currently funding college education for 30 students.
Michaels replaces Scott Donaldson, who served four years as the most senior member of the board, guiding the group through significant tax law changes and much of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During Donaldson’s tenure as President, the Sun Devil Club has launched fundraising initiatives around the Multi-Purpose Arena, Title IX 50th Anniversary and more, while building sustainability through increased sport-specific resources and endowment support. With Michaels now at the helm, the charge will be to elevate those campaigns, identify additional areas of needed support, and rally Sun Devil Nation.
“We would like to acknowledge how gracious we are for Scott Donaldson’s four years of service to the Sun Devil Club Board of Directors,” said Sr. Associate Athletic Director. Scott Nelson. “Chairman for two terms, Scott stepped up a lot during a very difficult time and got us through it, for which we will be forever grateful. »