Advisory Council


The Woodring Advisory Council serves as a broad-based advisory group that provides feedback to the Dean on important items that influence faculty, staff, and students within the college. This visioning group addresses potential future directions and their implications at regularly scheduled meetings and reporting back to their constituent groups on the topics discussed.


The Woodring Advisory Council discusses wide-ranging issues that may include: 

  • Implications of adding or eliminating programs within the college.
  • Discuss implications of proposed bylaws revisions
  • Impact of budget cuts and/or budget growth on college programs and staff.
  • Innovative curricular additions.
  • Creative partnerships with community groups.
  • Discussions of college climate and its impact on students, staff, and faculty.
  • Roles of professional development/research/service centers.
  • College-level evaluations.
  • Initiatives advanced either from within or outside the College.
  • Strategic planning.
  • International directions.
  • Propose and review professional development proposals for the College.
  • Other visioning topics brought to the group by the Dean and others. 


Horacio Walker Dean
Bruce Larson Interim Associate Dean & Interim Director, Outreach Programs (faculty)
Sarah Bear Director, Nursing Program
Don Burgess Technology Committee Representative (faculty)
Susan Cahill Staff Advisory Council
Sara Chiabai Development Director
Tracy Coskie Chair, Dept. of Elementary Education (faculty)
Raine Dozier Chair, Dept. of Health and Community Studies (faculty)
Kristen French Director, Center for Education, Equity, and Diversity (faculty)
Hudson Fox AS Woodring Senator
Greg Hoffenbacker Director, Technology Services
Peter Johnson Director, Educator Certification
Charles Lambert Chair, Dept. of Special Education (faculty)
Bill Lonneman Diversity Committee Representative (faculty)
Trula Nicholas Faculty Affairs Council Representative (faculty)
Nat Reilly Diversity Recruitment & Retention Specialist
Kevin Roxas Chair, Dept. of Secondary Education (faculty)
Christina Van Wingerden Service Learning Specialist
Laura Wellington Director, Teacher Education Admissions & Field Experiences
Carola Williams Staff Advisory Council
Nicole Wood AS Woodring Senator 
Ivy Yap Assessment & Evaluation
Staff Support: Karen Olstad, Operations Manager



Minutes Academic Term Academic Year
2/26/19 Winter 2018-2019
11/06/18 Fall 2018-2019
5/08/18 Spring 2017-2018
1/09/18 Winter 2017-2018
11/14/17 Fall 2017-2018
10/03/17 Fall 2017-2018
5/09/17 Spring 2016-2017
4/11/17 Spring 2016-2017
10/11/16 Fall 2016-2017
4/14/15 Spring 2014-2015