Advisory Committee on Facilities

Description of Activities: In consultation with the Provost and Vice Presidents, the committee will develop, implement and communicate policies and procedures as necessary to achieve the purposes of Policy 5-5, the Facilities Use Policy. In consultation with the affected parties, the Advisory Committee on Facilities will review all i) uses of new facilities, (ii) changes in uses of existing facilities, (iii) changes to existing facilities, including structural and equipment changes. The committee will make recommendations as requested. The Provost, or his/ her designee, makes all decisions on the use of college facilities. The Advisory Committee on Facilities is chaired by the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Members are appointed by the Vice President of their area. It has one representative from each of the following departments: Conference Services, Information Technology, Physical Plant Services, Records, and Facilities Scheduling.


  • Ken Pepion, Chair (AVPAA)
  • Olivia Burkhart (Records Office)
  • Cathy Gore (Projects Office)
  • Ted Gross (Physical Plant)
  • Roy Horvath (Information Technology)
  • Dorian Owen (Conference Services)
  • Jill Wiegert (Facilities Scheduling)

Athletics Committee

Description of Activities: This Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity to the President, Director of Athletics and other administrative offices as may be appropriate in specific instances. It shall concern itself with the athletic policies which affect the College's intercollegiate athletics or sports. It shall maintain and review policies as are necessary to promote good public relations and aid in the planning, scheduling, and necessary control of the intercollegiate athletic program. The Director of Athletics is responsible for providing the necessary information and data to the Committee for its work. The chair of this Committee is appointed by the President.


  • Steve Stovall, Chair (Marketing)
  • Lynne Andrew (Athletics)
  • David Blake (Biology)
  • Ron Estler (Chemistry)
  • Gary Hunter (Athletics)
  • Susan Foster (Registrar’s Office)
  • Duane Smith (History)
  • Paul Booth (Art)
  • Peggy Sharp (Board of Trustees)
  • Kathy Wellborn (Freshman Math Program)

Campbell Center Advisory Committee

Description of Activities: The Campbell Child and Family Center Advisory Board Committee serves as an advocate group for the center and seeks to ensure that the children are provided with a high quality early care and education program. The Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director and is further responsible for locating funds to support the Center’s program by: exploring fundraising events; identify potential donors such as community agencies and alumni of the Campbell Center; plus finding grant sources and writing grants.

The Campbell Child and Family Center Advisory Board Committee is made up of at least seven affiliates, representing parents, faculty, staff and community members that provide additional assistance in guiding and developing the program.

The Campbell Child and Family Center Advisory board Committee collaborates with the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Director of Budgets, the Vice President of Finance and Administration and the Director of Human Resources on the following: goals and programs, developing and reviewing policies and budgets, supporting and reviewing management of the Center, and providing continuity from year to year in supporting and measuring progress on important Center goals. It functions within appropriate professional expectations and confidentiality.

Center of Southwest Studies Advisory Committee


  • Jay Harrison, Chair (Director, Center of Southwest Studies)
  • Elizabeth Ballantine
  • Rod Barker
  • Maureen Brandon (Dean, Natural & Behavioral Sciences)
  • Margie Deane Gray (Foundation/Development)
  • Beth Green
  • Henry Hooper
  • Joel Jones
  • Beverly Rich
  • Shirena Trujillo-Long (El Centro)
  • Fred Wildfang

Council of Learning Support Programs

Description of Activities: The Council serves as a coordinating committee of all the programs and offices that provide learning support – Academic Success Program, Disability Services, Native American Tutoring Program, PAA, CO-AMP, Math Center, Algebra Alcove, STEM3, El Centro, and the Writing Center. Members coordinate on recruiting, training and retention of tutors.


  • Kathy Wellborn, Chair (Freshman Math Program and Algebra Alcove)
  • James Deaton (STEM3)
  • Susan Decker (STEM3)
  • Kim Hannula (FOCUSS)
  • Matthew Krichman (Academic Success and Tutoring Center)
  • Shirena Long (El Centro)
  • Liz Perrault (Native American Center)
  • Katie Sparks (Program for Academic Advancement-PAA)
  • Stephanie Vie (Writing Center)

Faculty Development Grants Committee - Research and Scholarship

Description of Activities: The Committee is responsible for recommending faculty development grant awards offered through the Provost’s Office, and it reports to the Provost. The Committee’s work includes reviewing applications and making recommendations to the Provost regarding applicants’ projects. These funds are distributed to quality faculty proposals to enhance faculty development as scholars. Activities considered by the Committee include traditional scholarship and the scholarship of teaching, as well as other types of scholarship (see, for example, Boyer’s model of scholarship). In support of this work, the Committee develops and applies guidelines for awarding of these grants and communicates relevant processes and deadlines to the faculty.


  • Eric Huggins, Chair (SOBA-Management)
  • Susan Kraus (Psychology)
  • Anne McCarthy (Mathematics)
  • Rob Milofsky (Chemistry)
  • Dugald Owen (Philosophy)

Faculty Development Grants Committee - Teaching Innovation, Pedagogy, and Assessment

Description of Activities: To develop guidelines for the proposals and request proposals from faculty for review. Funding priorities will be recommended to the Provost.


  • Paul Booth, Chair (Art)
  • Ron Estler (Chemistry)
  • Ken Hunt (Marketing)
  • Michael Martin, (History)
  • Eric Huggins (Management; ex officio)

Fort Lewis College Integrated Care Committee (FLICC)

Description of Activities: Serves in an advisory capacity to integrate campus services related to student health and wellbeing in support of student success.


  • Amie Bryant, Convener (Counseling Center)
  • Michael Anziano (Psychology)
  • Wayne Barger (Athletics)
  • Brian Burke (Psychology)
  • Jeff Dupont (Recreational Services)
  • Deborah Kendall (Biology)
  • Connie Kitchens (Biology)
  • Karen Nakayama (Counseling Center)
  • Virginia Newman (Health Center)
  • Kendra Reichle (Student Wellness)
  • Sharon Sears (Psychology)
  • Denise Espinosa (Student, Public Health)
  • Lewis Wittry (Student, Psychology)

Working Sub-committees:

  • Development
  • Research
  • Training

Health & Safety Group

Description of Activities: The group will align itself with the College’s strategic plan by evaluating and implementing behavioral change theories that will best serve the College, faculty, staff and our students.


  • Terry Richardson, Chair (Environmental Health & Safety)
  • Mitch Davis (Public Relations)
  • Ted Gross (Physical Plant)
  • Connie Kane (Health Center)
  • Darren Mathews (Human Resources)
  • Matt McGlamery (Information Technology)
  • Steve Schwartz (Finance & Administration)
  • Chris Thrash (Student Housing & Conference Services)
  • Arnold Trujillo (Police)
  • John Velasquez (Physical Plant)

Institutional Review Board

Description of Activities: The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established by the College to implement the Code of Federal Regulations established by the Office of Health and Human Services which provides guidance to ensure that human subjects are protected according to federal (Health and Human Services) guidelines. The IRB works with principal investigators from college departments that do human subject research to ensure that they understand, and are in compliance with regulations regarding protections. The IRB reviews applications for human subject research needed to meet federal requirements regarding the use of human subjects in research. The IRB is also responsible for maintaining IRB application records and documentation on all project applications. The IRB notifies applicants of the disposition of their research proposals in a timely manner.

Membership: Law requires that all Institutional Review Boards have at least five members. Law also requires that each IRB must include both males and females, people from varying cultural backgrounds, people from varying professions, at least one member whose primary concerns are scientific, at least one member whose primary concerns are nonscientific, and at least one member who is not affiliated with the institution. The Fort Lewis College IRB has a self-imposed goal of having a representative from each of the departments that conduct human subject research. All members of the Board are required to take a two-hour online tutorial to help them understand the laws governing the Committee.

Faculty Members:

  • Richard Miller, Chair (Institutional Research)
  • Cameron Cooper (Freshman Math Program)
  • Betty Dorr (Psychology)
  • Melissa Knight-Maloney (Exercise Science)
  • Sue Kraus (Psychology)
  • Sarah Roberts-Cady, Vice Chair (Philosophy)

Public Members:

  • Kip Boyd, MD, Hospital Administrator
  • Dick Mason, FLC Professional Associate

Non-Scientific Member:

  • Lloyd Chittenden, John F. Reed Library

Instructional Technology Committee

Description of Activities: The Instructional Technology Committee is advisory to the Provost, the College Technology Planning Committee and the Faculty Senate on matters related to instructional technology. Its charge is to foster innovation and promote appropriate use of technology for and in support of instruction. Members of the campus community are invited to refer to the ITC issues concerning policies and procedures or proposals for specific initiatives related to instructional technology. The Committee evaluates, prioritizes and recommends as to their implementation. The ITC may address specific issues through the use of task forces and may recommend the creation, composition, charges and timetables for such task forces. Choosing of faculty members (other than current ITC members) to participate on Committee task forces must be undertaken in consultation with the Faculty Senate.


  • Kelly McVeigh Stanley, Chair, (Director of E-Learning)
  • Paul Booth (Art)
  • Chiara Canella (Teacher Education)
  • William Collins (Chemistry)
  • Cameron Cooper (Freshman Math Program)
  • Carrie Meyer (Exercise Science)
  • Ross McCauley (Biology)
  • Matt McGlamery (Information Technology)
  • Rick Mull (Law & Finance)
  • Skip Page (SOBA)
  • Cheryl Robertson (Information Technology)
  • Ava Santos (Psychology)
  • Minna Sellers (Library)
  • Gretchen Treadwell (Writing Program)
  • Stephanie Vie (Writing Program)
  • Scott White (Geosciences)
  • Kenneth Pepion, ex-officio (AVPAA)

Off-Campus Experience Committee

Description of Activities: This Committee is advisory to the Provost. It is charged with formulating and continually reviewing policies governing off-campus education experiences and encouraging, reviewing and making recommendations regarding specific programs either proposed or pending. The chair is appointed by the Provost.


  • Bill Dodds, Convener (Marketing)
  • Catalina Aguilar (Modern Language)
  • Jane Cobb (Health Center)
  • Gigi Duthie (Continuing Education)
  • Jennifer Gay (International Programs)
  • Julie Korb (Biology)
  • David Kozak (Anthropology)
  • Michael Martin (History)
  • Tom Skurky (Psychology)
  • Suzanne Wilhelm (Law & Finance)

Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee

Description of Activities: The Health Professions Advisory Committee provides course advising for prerequisites leading to post-baccalaureate degrees in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, dentistry, physician's assistant, naturopathy, and more. In addition to advising, the committee can also provide information on professional entrance exams such as the MCAT and MDAT. The committee provides feedback on application materials, and if requested will provide a prospective professional school candidate with a "mock" interview prior to their interview at the professional school.


  • Shere Byrd, Chair (Biology)
  • John Condie (Biology)
  • Cathy Hartney (Biology)
  • Connie Kitchens (Biology)
  • David Kozak (Anthropology)
  • Carrie Meyer (Exercise Science)
  • Kenny Miller (Chemistry)
  • Les Sommerville (Chemistry)

Student Publications Committee

Description of Activities: This Committee operates under the authority of the President and is responsible for advising the Vice President for Student Affairs and the President on matters related to student publications. The Committee shall concern itself with making broad publication policies and is expected to give assurance of quality in student publications. It will operate according to the by-laws adopted 12/9/98, available in the Leadership Center office (CUB 112) . The chair is appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


  • Advisor, The Independent
  • Advisor, Images
  • Advisor, KDUR
  • 1 Student Affairs staff member
  • 1 External Affairs staff member
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Independent


  • Leslie Blood, Chair and Advisor, The Independent (English)
  • Shawn Fullmer, Advisor, Images (English)
  • Bryant Liggett, Advisor (KDUR)
  • Mark Mastalski, Student Affairs staff (Leadership Center)
  • Mitch Davis, External Affairs staff (Public Relations)
  • Ayla Quinn, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent
  • Gordon Cheesewright (English)
  • Kate Prichard (Writing Program)

Tuition Appeals Committee

Description of Activities: The Committee meets as needed to hear student appeals of tuition classification.


  • Wayne Hermes, Chair (Purchasing)
  • Rena Cole (Purchasing)
  • Beth Emrich (Controller’s Office)
  • Kathy Kendall (Registrar)
  • Barbara Martin (Admission & Advising)

Work-Life Wellness Committee

Description of Activities: The mission of the Wellness Committee is to inspire, motivate, and validate the well-being and morale of the whole self within the Fort Lewis College community. The committee serves as an advocate and advisory group for work-life policies and programs, including those which support a healthy balance between work and family.
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Faculty Members:

  • Marcy Jung, Convener (Exercise Science)
  • Leslie Blood (English)
  • Jane Cobb (Health Center)
  • Jeff Dupont (Recreational Services)
  • Katherine Jeter (Music)
  • Julie Korb (Biology)
  • Lindsay Nyquist (Marketing & Communications)
  • Kendra Reichle (Student Wellness)
  • Sarah Roberts-Cady (Philosophy)
  • Katie Sparks (Program for Academic Advancement-PAA)