Mara Roberts

In August, ACT welcomed Mara Roberts to the ACT Board of Directors. Roberts brings a high energy level and a “get it done” attitude the Board.

“Empowering people motivates me. And that is what ACT is all about,” Roberts says.

Roberts has worked at Columbia College for the last nine years in various positions. Currently, she is Special Assistant to the Provost, Academic Affairs.

If you want to catch Roberts, good luck. She is very busy.

Girls on the Run, Women’s Network (a division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce), Changing the Odds Committee, Emerging Professionals In Columbia (EPIC, a division of Columbia Chamber of Commerce), Kiva, and Hospice volunteering keep Roberts active and involved in the community.

Even her leisure time is active. Roberts enjoys running, volleyball, power yoga, and Pilates.

She has two daughters, 16 and 9. She enjoys every minute of watching them grow. One of her favorite things is including her girls in charitable endeavors they are passionate about.

If that’s not enough, Roberts is working toward her Doctorate degree in Education Leadership and Policy at Vanderbilt University. She travels back and forth to the Nashville campus every other week.

And now she adds the ACT Board of Directors to her resume!

“I look forward to learning more about ACT,” Roberts says.