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Advisory Board

Advisory Board = Advice-ory Board

These are some of our biggest advocates. They give us advice on how to carry out our mission, vision, values, and strategic goals. And we listen! Because they have a wealth of experience and wisdom. We are better because of them.

Meet our board

Joan Berry

Betsy Charles

Bob Clark

Bob Clark

Mike Dunn
Sarah English

Kathy Frandle

George Frasier

George Frasier

Walt Gmelch

Tricia Hukee

Mary Kauffman-Cranney

Mary Kauffman-Cranney

Joan Kingery

Joan Kingery

Diana Kirkbride

Rhonda Kromm

Rhonda Kromm

Jaki Lake

Bob Maxwell

Bob Maxwell

Jack McKay

Damien Pattenaude
Steve Rasmussen

Steve Rasmussen

Shelley Redinger


Judy Rogers


Sandy Safell

Sandy Saffell

Advisory Board mission

The WSU College of Education Advisory Board is an active body of volunteers charged with:

  • Interacting on a personal and professional level with the dean, faculty and students;
  • Responding to information sessions about college programs, initiatives, and strategic plans;
  • Providing perspective in areas of specified expertise;
  • Creating strategies that will position the college for greater recognition and leadership opportunities within the state and nation;
  • Advocating for the college with associates, friends and others;
  • Supporting with time and financial resources the strategic initiatives of the college;
  • Offering guidance and leadership during the Campaign for Washington State University.
Advisory Board commitment

The board meets twice annually, once in Pullman and once in either Seattle or one of the urban campuses, with occasional smaller groups convening at other times around particular areas of interest.

Members are asked to support the College of Education at the President’s Associates level of commitment ($1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000) per year. The funds support the College of Education Advocacy Board Fund, established to provide funding for unrestricted college operational support, scholarships, faculty research, or special initiatives.

In addition to establishing a closer relationship with faculty, members of the Advisory Board may be called upon to cultivate relationships with other alumni, friends and supporters of the College.  When appropriate, the development team may invite Advisory Board members to be part of a planned solicitation of financial resources from individuals and/or corporations.

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