College Committees

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: (A) developing, maintaining and updating the Standards for the Accessibility of Information Technology and Digital Content, (B) developing a plan for implementation of these standards, (C) identifying and distributing best practices and resource information regarding accessible information technology and digital content, (D) reviewing and making recommendations to the Vice Presidents to grant exceptions to the policy, (E) determining the content and frequency of trainings and assessing the quality and effectiveness of these trainings, and (F) 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. 


  • Jennifer Rider, Coordinator (Teaching and Learning Services)
  • James Bodine (Information Technology)
  • Betty Dorr (Psychology)
  • Isley Frazier (Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Jeff Hughes (Information Technology)
  • Clint Jacobsen (Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Scott Kadera (Marketing and Communications)
  • Greg McClurg (Human Resources)
  • Mark Mastalski (Leadership Center)
  • Matt McGlamery (Information Technology)
  • Jeff Miller (Physical Plant)
  • Allison Riggs (Student Affairs)
  • Kristin Polens (Disability Services)

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.


  • Hilary Brenneman, Conference Services
  • Olivia Burkhart, Records Office
  • Cathy Gore, Physical Plant
  • Marc Huber, Physical Plant
  • Amber Grenhart, Facilities Scheduling
  • Brian Foster, Information Technology
  • Steve Elias, Dean (SOBA)
  • Laurie Williams, Physics and Engineering

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)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council

Description of ActivitiesThe 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).  


Faculty Members:

  • Heidi Steltzer (Biology)
  • Lorien Chambers Schuldt (Education)
  • Sara Roberts-Cady (Philosophy)
  • Kay Holmes (NAIS)
  • Carolina Alonso (Sociology / Borders & Languages)
  • Michael Martin (History)
  • Nancy Cardona (English)

Staff Members: 

  • Isley Frazier (Academic Affairs)
  • Jeff Jantz (Advancement)
  • Liz Quinn MacMillan (Finance and Administration)
  • Jason Flores (President)
  • Gabby Allan (Student Affairs)

Faculty Development Grants Committee - Research and 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.


  • Ryan N. Smith, Chair (Physics & Engineering)
  • Ruth Alminas (Political Science/Philosophy)
  • Chad Colby (Art and Design)
  • Tomasz Miaskiewicz (SOBA-Marketing)
  • Chiara Cannella, ex officio (Teacher Education)
  • Carolina Alonso (Sociology)
  • Michael Grubb (Chemistry)
  • Candace Nadon (English)

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

Faculty Members

  • Becky Clausen, Co-chair (Sociology)
  • Missy Thompson, Co-chair (Exercise Science)
  • Shere Byrd (Biology)
  • Lorien Chambers Schuldt (Teacher Education)
  • Paul DeBell (Political Science)
  • Kay Holmes (Native American & Indigenous Studies)
  • David Kozak (Anthropology)
  • Di Ryter (Teacher Education)
  • Janice Templeton (Psychology)
  • Jennifer Lowell (Health Sciences)
  • Brian Burke (Psychology)
  • Sara Newman (Health Services)

Public Members

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

Non-Scientific Member

  • Nancy Cardona (English)

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. For more information please visit the PDC website.

Liaison:  Greg McClurg

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

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)

View the Staff Council webpage

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 and 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, Co-chair (Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Sarah Roberts-Cady, Co-chair (Philosophy)
  • Sherri Spriggs (Mathematics)
  • Missy Thompson (Health Sciences)
  • Ayla Moore (Assessment)
  • Brian Burke (Psychology)
  • Di Ryter (Teacher Education)
  • Ben Waddell (Sociology)
  • Yiyan Li (Physics and Engineering)
  • Tom Miaskiewicz (SOBA)

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.
For more information on the Wellness Committee and its programs, click this link:

Faculty Members:

  • 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)