Advisory Committee on Accessibility of Information Technology and Digital Content

Description of Activities: In consultation with the Provost, Vice Presidents, and Disability Services, the committee will ensure that information technology and digital content created or distributed is accessible to individuals with disabilities. According to the Accessibility of Information Technology and Digital Content policy, the committee will make available training and resources for faculty and staff. The training and resources will include how to make technology/digital content accessible, how to check for accessibility, and how to request assistance. The Information Technology and Digital Accessibility Review Committee shall be responsible for:

  1. developing, maintaining and updating the Standards for the Accessibility of Information Technology and Digital Content,
  2. developing a plan for implementation of these standards,
  3. identifying and distributing best practices and resource information regarding accessible information technology and digital content,
  4. reviewing and making recommendations to the Vice Presidents to grant exceptions to the policy,
  5. determining the content and frequency of trainings and assessing the quality and effectiveness of these trainings, and
  6. reviewing and updating the policy.

The Information Technology and Digital Accessibility Review Committee members include faculty, staff, students and administrators. The Vice Presidents and the Faculty Senate Executive Board, Associated Students of Fort Lewis College, or their designees, shall appoint committee members.


  • Allison Riggs, Student Affairs - Committee Chair
  • Erin Beezley, Human Resources
  • James Bodine, Information Technology
  • Robert Dennett, Student Representative 
  • Steve Fenster, Biology
  • Isley Frazier, Teaching & Learning Services
  • Jeff Hughes, Informational Technology
  • Clint Jacobsen, Teaching & Learning Services
  • Scott Kadera, Marketing & Communications
  • Doug Lyon, SOBA
  • Mark Mastalski, Leadership Center
  • Matt McGlamery, Informational Technology
  • Jeff Miller, Physical Plant
  • Kristin Polens, Disability Services
  • Jennifer Rider, Teaching & Learning Services

View the Digital Accessibility website.

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, and common areas, including displays. The committee will make recommendations as requested. The Provost 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.


  • Steve Elias, SOBA - Chair
  • Olivia Burkhart, Registrar's Office
  • Brian Foster, Information Technology
  • Amber Grenhart, Student Union & Event Services
  • Marc Huber, Physical Plant
  • Jeff Miller, Physical Plant
  • Greg Weiss, Student Housing & Conference Services

View the Facilities Master Plan website.

Affordable Educational Resources Committee

Description of activities: The charge to this Committee will be to investigate methods of and make recommendations to the Provost for implementing a sustainable Educational Resources Affordability program at FLC. This program seeks to decrease the textbook cost burden for students through the use of open educational resources (OER), online resources that fall under fair use consideration, and library resources. The task force will focus on three components of a sustainability framework: Infrastructure, Resources, and Culture. The goals for each of these areas are*: 1) Infrastructure – In accordance with existing state and campus policies, building the campus guidelines, processes, and capabilities necessary to support affordable educational resources 2) Resources – Identifying the dollars or faculty/staff time required to support the work, as well as opportunities to conserve resources through efficiency improvements, and 3) Culture – Using affordable educational resources to support broad institutional visions and goals, including measuring and communicating successes.

*From the RPK Group OER Field Guide for Sustainability Planning


  • Chair: Tyler Dunn, Open Education Librarian
  • Astrid Oliver, Reed Library Director
  • Ayla Moore, Instructional Designer, Teaching & Learning Services
  • Candace Nadon, Assistant Professor of English
  • Erich McAlister, Chair & Professor of Mathematics
  • Braxton Bruce, student
  • Jacob Bollinger, student

More about Affordable Educational Resources at FLC

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.


  • Ryan Smith, Chair (Physics & Engineering)
  • Lynne Andrew (Athletics)
  • David Blake (Biology)
  • Aimee Morris (Chemistry)
  • Megan Paciaroni (Physics and Engineering)
  • Paul Booth (Arts and Sciences)

Committee on FLC History

Fort Lewis College has a distinct commitment to provide educational opportunities and pathways for Native American students, and to support each student’s determination and the choices they want to make for their education and career. Recognition of our history and steps towards reconciliation of the past are part of FLC’s commitment to student success.

Charge: The Committee is working with Faculty, Staff, Students, Tribal Leaders, and Community Members to develop recommendations for changes to the public displays of FLC history, particularly with regards to the Boarding School.

The Committee is working with a Core Advisory Group and seeks input on the following:

  • Articulations of FLC History and the Tuition Waiver
  • Understanding the Boarding School History
  • Ideas for Public Displays and Ways to Increase Inclusivity for All Students

Learn more about the Committee on FLC History

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council

Description of Activities: The Faculty/Staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council is advisory to the Provost. The charge to this Council will be to advise the Provost on topics of substance with emphasis on campus diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in curricular and co-curricular areas. The expectation is that the Council will propose two projects/initiatives to improve the campus climate around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Implementation steps will be determined based on what the projects are. The committee also serves as a resource for faculty and staff who have questions or concerns with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion at FLC.

The Council will consist of 6-8 faculty (selected by the Provost) and 5 exempt staff. There will be one exempt staff from each area (President, Academic Affairs, Finance & Administration, Advancement, Student Affairs).

  • Isley Frazier, Teaching & Learning Services - Co-chair
  • Heidi Steltzer, Biology - Co-chair
  • Carolina Alonso, Sociology
  • Nancy Cardona, English
  • Lorien Chambers Schuldt, Teacher Education
  • Jason Flores, Athletics
  • Jeff Jantz, Advancement
  • Michael Martin, History
  • Elizabeth Quinn, Center of Southwest Studies
  • Sarah Roberts-Cady, Philosophy (currently on sabbatical)

Faculty Development Grants Committee
Research & Scholarship

Description of Activities: Develop guidelines for faculty grant proposals; review proposals and vote as a committee to support qualified scholarly/pedagogical activities. Funding priorities will be recommended to the Provost.


  • Chiara Cannella, Teacher Education - Interim Co-chair-Fall 2019
  • Ruth Alminas, Political Science - Co-chair
  • Ryan Smith, Physics/Engineering - Co-chair-Spring 2020
  • Carolina Alonso, Sociology
  • Chad Colby, Art and Design
  • Michael Grubb, Chemistry
  • Tom Miaskiewicz, SOBA
  • Candace Nadon, English

Faculty Development Grants Committee
Teaching Innovation, Pedagogy, & Assessment

Description of Activities: Develop guidelines for faculty grant proposals; review proposals and vote as a committee to award worthy activities. Funding priorities will be recommended to the Provost.


  • Chiara Cannella, Chair (Teacher Education)
  • Paul Booth (Art and Design)
  • Rick Mull (SOBA-Finance)
  • David Vasquez Hurtado (Sociology)
  • Ryan Smith, ex officio (Physics/Engineering)
  • Michael Dichio (Political Science)
  • Jonathan Harvey (Geosciences)
  • Lorraine Taylor (SOBA)

Health & Safety Group

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


  • Terry Richardson, Chair (Environmental Health & Safety)
  • Mitch Davis (Public Relations)
  • Bill Donelan (Environmental Health & Safety)
  • Roy Garcia (Physical Plant)
  • Doug Ewing (Student Life Center)
  • Kevin Griffith (Faculty, Public Health)
  • Andrea Kirkpatrick (Geosciences)
  • Joel Kirkpatrick (Music)
  • Greg McClurg (Human Resources)
  • Matt McGlamery (Information Technology)
  • Steve Schwartz (Finance & Administration)
  • James Estelle (Housing & Conference Services)
  • Brett Deming (Police)

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.


  • Jennifer Lowell, Health Sciences - Co-chair
  • Missy Thompson, Health Sciences - Co-chair
  • Brian Burke, Psychology
  • Shere Byrd, Biology
  • Lorien Chambers-Schuldt, Teacher Education
  • Paul DeBell, Political Science
  • David Kozak, Anthropology
  • Sara Newman, Health Services
  • Di Ryter, Teacher Education
  • Janice Templeton, Psychology

Go to the IRB website.

Media Center Advisory Board


  • Candace Nadon, Advisor for Images, the campus literary magazine - Chair
  • Ben Brashear, Marketing/Communications
  • Bryant Liggett, KDUR station manager
  • Mark Mastalski, Student Affairs
  • Coya Pair, Editor-in-chief for the Independent Student News Organization
  • Maddee Ryan, Editor of Images
  • Faron Scott, Content advisor for the Independent Student News Organization

Professional Development Council

The Council provides professional development workshops for all employees and mentoring for new employees. It is coordinated by the Office of Human Resources and volunteer staff members. The Council's membership represents approximately 36 departments across campus.

Liaison: Greg McClurg

  • Marya Corrigan, Program Director - TRiO Upward Bound
  • Jill Kolodzne, Career Services Coordinator
  • Lindsay Noisom, Administrative Assistant – First Year Programs

For more information please visit the PDC website.

Staff Council

The Staff Council was started in January of 2019. The members represent staff from five areas: President, Academic Affairs, Advancement, Finance & Administration, and Student Affairs.

2019-2020 Staff Council

  • Scott Kadera (Marketing and Communications), Chair & Rotating BOT Rep.
  • Brent Wallace (Physical Plant), Co-Chair & Faculty Senate Rep.
  • Shirena T. Long (El Centro), Secretary & Rotating BOT Rep.
  • Charlene Swansen (Reed Library), President’s Cabinet Meeting Rep.
  • Erin Beezley (Human Resources)
  • Lohgan Bryant (Athletics)
  • Marya Corrigan (TRIO)
  • Rosalinda Linares (Reed Library)
  • Greg Weiss (Student Housing and Conference Services)

Visit the Staff Council website.

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


  • Faron Scott, Chair and Advisor-The Independent (English)
  • Mitch Davis, External Affairs staff (Public Relations)
  • Bryant Liggett, Advisor (KDUR)
  • Mark Mastalski, Student Affairs staff (Leadership Center)
  • Alex Semadeni , Editor-in-Chief, The Independent
  • Candance Nadon (English)

Teaching & Learning Team

Description of Activities: The goals of the Teaching and Learning Team are (1) to collaborate with the Teaching and Learning Services team to design and implement professional development opportunities and support services based on research-based teaching practices; (2) prioritize opportunities to increase recruitment and retention through the analysis of current offerings as related to the potential expansion of undergraduate and graduate face-to-face, hybrid and online courses and programs; and (3) to offer guidance around distance education program delivery, assessment, quality, and policies.

This committee will meet twice per month during the academic year, unless otherwise determined by the members.


  • Jennifer Rider, Teaching & Learning Services - Co-chair
  • Sarah Roberts-Cady, Philosophy - Co-chair
  • Brian Burke, Psychology
  • Lee Frazier, Adventure Education
  • Tom Miaskiewicz, SOBA
  • Ayla Moore, Teaching & Learning Services
  • Di Ryter, Teacher Education
  • Missy Thompson, Health Sciences
  • Ben Waddell, Sociology

Teaching Innovation, Pedagogy & Assessment (TIPA)

  • Chiara Cannella, Teacher Education - Co-chair
  • Lorraine Taylor, SOBA - Co-chair
  • David Cahoon, Art and Design
  • Jonathan Harvey, Geosciences
  • Rick Mull, SOBA
  • Natasha Tidwell, Psychology
  • David Vasquez Hurtado, Sociology
  • Ryan Smith, Physics/Engineering, ex officio

Tuition Appeals Committee

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


  • Wayne Hermes, Chair (Purchasing)
  • Holly Estelle (Controller’s Office)
  • Theresa Rodriguez (Interim Registrar)
  • TBD (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.


  • Jeff Dupont, Co-chair (Student Affairs)
  • Katie Sparks, Co-chair (TRIO Student Success Center)
  • Elizabeth Calagias (Leadership Center)
  • Jane Cobb (Health Center)
  • Marya Corrigan (TRIO Upward Bound)
  • Doug Ewing (Recreational Services)
  • Katherine Jetter (Music)
  • Larissa Lopez (Human Resources)
  • Amber Neumann (Student Union Facilities Scheduling)
  • Kendra Reichle (Student Wellness)
  • Melissa Stordeur (Teacher Education)
  • Theresa Hilliard (SOBA)
  • Charissa Chiaravalloti (Music)
  • Joshua Coon (XC/Track)

Go to the Work-Life Wellness website.