July ’23 DAR Star: Mason Black

by Lindsay Tuck Morris

We work with absolutely incredible people—and we all have varied interests and experiences, which adds to the unique makeup of the University of Georgia. We’ll be regularly spotlighting a few rock stars from around the division so that even if you don’t cross paths with them in the break room or Zoom with them on a weekly basis, you can get to know colleagues who can enhance your work life and productivity.

Without further ado, please enjoy our Q&A with Mason Black …

Name: Mason Black

Title: Associate Director of Alumni Chapters

  • I recruit, train and coach volunteers to serve as Alumni Chapter Leaders. I help them plan and execute events for their local communities to keep former and future bulldogs connected to UGA.

Where can we find you?

  • Online: ude.agu@kcalb.nosam
  • On Campus: Wray-Nicholson House
  • At Home: Winterville, Georgia

Time in DAR: 1.5 years, but have been with UGA for 6

Where did you grow up: Summerville, Georgia

What is your favorite reason for working for UGA/DAR? I enjoy interacting and engaging with others who are just as passionate about UGA as I am!

Work project you’ve been most proud participating in: UGA-themed float in the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

What is your favorite spot in Athens to grab lunch? Tamez Barbecue: the brisket plat with slaw and extra bread, banana pudding for dessert

Outside of work, I’m passionate about … Golf, the outdoors (particularly the mountains)

Favorite podcast: The Glass Cannon Podcast!

Lately, I’ve been watching … Peaky Blinders, for no less than the 4th time

A song that really pumps me up is … “Come on Eileen”

Something you might not know about me is … I am an only child.

My dream vacation (cost and time aside) is to visit … Edinburgh, Scotland

We hope you learned something new about Mason. We are lucky to have him on our DAR team! Feel free to reach out to him if you have questions about Alumni Chapters, or if you’d like to talk about Peaky Blinders and the joys of banana pudding.