Alumni Leadership Speaker Series

Whether you are graduating soon or just starting out at Mason, it is never too early to start thinking about what comes next. Come learn from Mason Alum about their experiences securing internships, preparing for the job search, and how leadership skills apply in their fields. Alum will also share personal stories and experiences about how their campus involvement and engagement has made an impact. The Alumni Leadership Speaker Series is facilitated by our very own Student Leadership Consultants and is open to the entire campus community.








Spring 2021 Dates: 

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
    • In partnership with Black/African Heritage Month, we invite you to join an amazing panel of Black Mason Alumni who will be sharing their personal stories and experiences around leadership. Participants will also have a chance to engage in an open Q/A and small group experience with the panelists. This event will take place on February 22 from 5:30pm-7:15pm via Zoom.
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  • Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Alumni Leadership Speaker Series: Featured Mason Alumni for February 22, 2021


Deleon Barnett

bio coming soon...


Krystal Dorsey, Career Counselor, Social Justice Advocate, Writer, and Change Agent

Krystle Dorsey is a career counselor, social justice advocate, writer, and change agent. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (’07) and a Master of Education in Counseling and Development (’12) from George Mason University. She currently works for Virginia Commonwealth University as an Assistant Director for Education and Human Service. Krystle has 10 years of experience in the higher education industry, which inspired her to make a difference in the lives of bright, diverse students and professionals. She is the CEO and Founding Editor of Uplift Opportunity Career Services, LLC, a career service and media platform specializing in the needs of first generation, low-income and underrepresented minorities. Krystle uses her personal and professional insights to inform and prepare diverse students and professionals about how to overcome barriers they experience in higher education and the workplace. She has been featured on “Two Therapists and a Mic” radio show and “InTheChat podcast”. Her guest episode “Relation” on InTheChat is ranked one of the Top 5 in streaming for the show. She is a member and Secretary of the Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals and a graduate of the National Urban League Congressional Advocacy Program.


Nicholas Hamilton-Archer, Executive Director of Executive Education within the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University
Master’s of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University

Nicholas Hamilton-Archer serves as the Executive Director of Executive Education within the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Nicholas is tasked with driving innovation and growth within the unit’s non-degree open enrollment and custom programs, in addition to delivering programming for partner schools and faculty within the University. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Nicholas served at the Executive Director for Executive Programs at the University of Colorado. Executive Programs included the Executive MBA program delivered jointly by each of the University of Colorado’s Business Schools (Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs) and the Executive MBA in Health Administration delivered through the University of Colorado Denver Business School. Nicholas previously served as the Director of Recruitment & Business Development for the Executive MBA Worldwide and the Center for Executive Education within the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and as the Director of Executive Programs within the School of Management at George Mason University. Nicholas has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates and has extensive experience within the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Asia-Pacific, and South Africa where he managed strategic initiatives and partnerships, including the creation of Advisory Boards within the region at various academic institutions. He has worked collaboratively with various government agencies, private businesses, as well as with senior level government officials. Nicholas has a Master’s of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University.

Featured Alumni from previous Alumni Leadership Speaker Series