Alliance Executive Committee

The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders is governed by an executive committee comprised of 15 individuals, with one selected from the members’ official representatives in each state. This group has oversight responsibility for all of the activities of the Alliance. It meets face-to-face twice per year and conference call as neededl.

 

Current Members


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Alaska

Peter Pinney
University of Alaska Fairbanks


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Arizona

Maria Harper-Marinick
Maricopa Community Colleges


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California

Pamela Walker
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office


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Colorado

Jerry Migler
Colorado Community College System


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Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands

Barbara Merfalen
Northern Marianas College


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Hawaii

Peter Quigley
University of Hawaii System


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Idaho

Lita A. Burns
North Idaho College


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Montana

John Cech Alliance Vice Chair
Montana University System


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Nevada

Mike McFarlane
Great Basin College


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New Mexico

Douglas Murray
New Mexico Military Institute


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North Dakota

Wanda Meyer
Williston State College


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Oregon

Shalee Hodgson
Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development


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South Dakota

Mike Cartney Alliance Chair
Lake Area Technical Institute


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Utah

Chris Picard
Salt Lake Community College


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Washington

Jan Yoshiwara
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges


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Wyoming

Joe Schaffer
Laramie County Community College