Alisa Driscoll, a familiar face and friendly liaison between the University and the local neighborhood in Chapman’s Office of Community Relations since 2016, was among the University alumni and employees recognized as 2019 Women of the Year in front of an overflow crowd.

Driscoll assists Jack Raubolt, Chapman’s vice president for community relations, as communications and operations manager. She recently earned a master’s in leadership development from Attallah College of Educational Studies, and is co-chair of Chapman’s Advisory Group on the Status of Women, a committee that works to promote diversity and inclusion with such events as International Women’s Day on campus. Driscoll also was selected 2018 Volunteer of the Year by Friendly Center, a local family resource nonprofit.

“Alisa is a hard worker who participates in many ways, from helping with to leading projects and events,” Raubolt said. “She always has a smile and a kind word for everyone.”

Other Chapman women honored included:

  • Alumna Antoinette Balta ’03 (JD ’06, LL.M. ’11), president and co-founder of the Veterans Legal Institute.
  • Employee and alumna Laura Gorospe ’05, business manager of the School of Pharmacy.
  • Alumna and adjunct professor Monica Shukla-Belmontes ’06, ’07 (Ph.D. ’15).
  • Graduate student Beatriz “Betty” Valencia (Ph.D. ’20) who is pursuing a doctorate in leadership studies.