Major: Political Science and Spanish
City Council of Philadelphia, Councilwoman Sanchez, Legislative Aide
What activities was the nominee involved with as a student?
Vice President of Pi Sigma Alpha, Vice President of Sigma Delta Pi, Vice President of College Democrats, La Salle Club Baseball, Commuter Connector, Sigma Phi Epsilon Member
How has the nominee remained active as an alumnus?
Andre continues to return to campus as a guest speaker both in the Political Science Department and Spanish Department presenting on the importance of a second language and how to get involved in politics. Andre has also made it a priority to create a pipeline between City Council and La Salle University to bring in students for internships at City Hall. Andre has also been invited to serve on a panel with President Hanycz and other Alumni to discuss future projects at La Salle University to offer recommendations on what can be improved throughout campus.
Andre’s leadership has led him to being elected Committee Person in the 31 Ward 10th Division, President of the Philadelphia Young Democrats, serves on the Board of the Sister’s of Saint Joseph, Member of the 26th Police District Advisory Council and has taken the lead on the opioid epidemic impacting the Kensington Community on behalf of Councilwoman Sanchez finding effective and efficient solutions to assisting those battling addiction and long term community residents.
Why does the nominee want to run for the Alumni Board?
“If given the opportunity to serve on the Board, I look forward to continuing in open dialogue with the University to ensure that current and future Explorers and alumni have access to formative leadership and growth opportunities, by strengthening the internship pipeline that I have developed for students while establishing a Latino alumni group to continue growing alumni engagement.
The experience of flourishing in campus organizations as a La Salle undergraduate has inspired my continued engagement as an alumni, and I am deeply committed to continuing that work as a member of the Board.”
Please list any family members that attended La Salle. John Del Valle, Lucila Paramo (Both Parents)