President's Advisory Groups

President's Cabinet

Brent Carbajal, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Melynda Huskey, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services

Rich Van Den Hul, Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs

Donna Gibbs, Vice President for University Relations & Marketing

Stephanie Bowers, Vice President for University Advancement

Paul Dunn, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

 

President’s Advisory Group on Strategic Matters

Composed of leaders from various governance bodies and diverse 'at-large' representatives, the Advisory Group serves as  a venue for shared strategic thinking on the institution's long-term direction and matters of university-wide significance.

Membership:

Babafemi Akinrinade, Fairhaven College Faculty

Laural Ballew, Executive Director, American Indian/Alaska Native and First Nations Relations & Tribal Liaison

Anna Blick, Professional Staff Organization President

Brent Carbajal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Paul Dunn, Chief of Staff to the President

Adbul Malik Ford, Associated Students President

Donna Gibbs, Vice President for University Relations and Marketing

Angelo Gomez, Interim Executive Director, Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance

Sargun Handa, Associated Students Senate Pro Tempore

David Holmwood, PSE Classified Staff Union President

Melynda Huskey, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services

Sislena Ledbetter, Executive Director for Counseling, Health and Wellness

Ricardo Lopez-Pedreros, UFWW Faculty Union President

Paqui Paredes-Mendez, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brandon Taylor, WFSE Classified Staff Union President

Richard Van Den Hul, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

Jeff Young, Faculty Senate President

University Policy and Rules Review Group

The Policy and Rules Review Group is a standing committee that provides institutional review of policy impact statements and final drafts of proposed, full policy documents, and makes recommendations to the President.

Membership:

Dolapo Akinrinade, University Policy Manager

Frances Badgett, Professional Staff Organization Representative

Brent Carbajal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Heather Christianson, WFSE/PSE Classified Staff Union Representative

Paul Dunn, Chief of Staff to the President

Angelo Gomez, Interim Executive Director, Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance

Kerena Higgins, Assistant Attorney General

Melynda Huskey, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services

Keenan Kaemingk, Associates Students Representative

Ricardo Lopez-Pedreros, UFWW Faculty Union President

Melissa Nelson, Assistant Attorney General

Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, Internal Audit

Richard Van Den Hul, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

Jeff Young, Faculty Senate President

Legacy Review Task Force

For the 2020-21 academic year the Legacy Review Task Force is charged with a two-fold task.

First, to review a report prepared by Western Libraries Heritage Resources on the history and significance of building names on Western's Bellingham campus, and to decide if names of particular buildings warrant consideration for removal.

Second, to review the names associated with named colleges, particularly Huxley College of the Environment, and determine whether particular names warrant consideration for removal.

The Task Force is not charged with considering new names for buildings or colleges if it ultimately advances a recommendation for renaming.

Read the full charge to the Task Force for the 2020-21 academic year.

Membership: 

Laural Ballew, Executive Director, American Indian/Alaska Native and First Nations Relations & Tribal Liaison

Lisa Beard, Professor of Political Science

Josh Cerretti, Professor of History

Paul Dunn, Chief of Staff to the President

LeAnn Martin, Past Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Melissa Nelson, Assistant Attorney General (Ex-officio)

Kaylan Rocamora, Student Representative

Phil Sharpe, Past WWU Trustee

Collette Taylor, Alumni Representative ('87)

Laura Wagner, Student Representative