| by Carol Best email@example.com
"One of the most significant ways to acknowledge and show appreciation is through helping MNU continue its influence in shaping the lives of young people who are facing a very complex future," - Ervin Cash
An accomplished leader in the business and technology industries, Ervin Cash, 1981 MNU alumnus, firmly believes in paying it forward.
The power of a solid, well-rounded education played a key role in Ervin's ability to successfully guide a diverse group of large, international companies. A role he has not forgotten. As the current CEO for SloanLED, a company which designs and develops high-reliability LED lighting products, he encourages students, especially those pursuing technology-related degrees, to recognize the need for both technical and people skills.
Ervin used his time at MNU to hone his career ambitions and gain the liberal arts education needed to effectively work with people and learn how to motivate them as a leader. "During my time at MNU, I gained a clear sense of commitment about my career pursuit and became more dedicated to achieving success, with a balance of people, technical, business and strategy skills."
Ervin is committed to life-long learning. After gaining his undergraduate degree from MNU, he went on to pursue a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Kansas, an MBA at Xavier University and post-graduate study at Harvard Business School Executive Education.
Ervin currently serves on the Bright Futures Campaign Executive Committee and finds value in remaining connected to MNU.
"I am personally interested in making sure MNU remains viable and increases its relevance with students that are interested in a Christian education, but also want to pursue technology-based careers. MNU holds a legacy and I want to help build and expand on this."
Ervin utilizes and shares his breadth and depth of career expertise to help the university reach more people and share the mission of MNU. He also encourages other alumni to get involved in helping MNU find continued success.
"It's important for alumni to remember how the invisible influence of MNU - what it stands for, teaches and inspires - has encouraged and helped foster success throughout their lives."
"One of the most significant ways to acknowledge and show appreciation is through helping MNU continue its influence in shaping the lives of young people who are facing a very complex future," he says.
To Ervin, the future of MNU is bright, and he commends the university for taking the bold steps to becomes more viable, relevant and necessary in the lives of students.