WICHE Staff

  • Michael Abbiatti

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    Vice President for Educational Technologies
    WCET, WICHE
    Executive Director
    WCET
    303.541.0232
  • Rosa Calabrese

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    Manager, Digital and Project Support Services
    WCET
    303.541.0219
  • Cheryl Dowd

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    Director, State Authorization Network
    WCET
    303.541.0210
  • Lindsey Downs

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    Manager, Communications
    WCET
    303.541.0234
  • Sherri Artz Gilbert

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      Sherri Artz Gilbert, assistant director, operations and member services, has been with WCET since 1999. Her principal responsibilities include preparing and managing the budget, coordinating the membership effort, and database maintenance. Prior to joining WCET, she worked for the Reading Musical Foundation, a non-profit that promotes and facilitates music education and appreciation in order to preserve and develop musical experience and culture in Berks County, Pennsylvania. There she was responsible for donor management and administrator of the Blues in the Schools program. She received a B.S.B.A from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania with a major in Management and Marketing. Originally from Pennsylvania Dutch country, Sherri currently resides above 9200 feet in the Colorado Mountains with her husband and two dogs.

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    Assistant Director, Operations and Member Services
    WCET
    303.541.0209
  • Mollie McGill

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      Mollie McGill serves as Deputy Director, Programs and Membership for WCET. She assists with the overall management of member services and communications that inform the e-learning community of relevant policy, practices and developments. She facilitates the advancement of several committee projects, such as those dealing with academic integrity and student identity authentication, student retention in online learning, institutional policies and practices for adjunct online faculty, and ownership of learning management systems. In 2009-2010, she has worked with the WICHE Policy Analysis unit on the Statewide Articulation and Transfer project, specifically to study state transfer web portals. Mollie spent nearly 20 years working for WICHE in the early part of her career and, among other accomplishments, was instrumental in founding WCET in 1989. Most recently she directed learning innovations and technology initiatives for the University of Colorado System and served in leadership roles for several Colorado statewide e-learning projects. She received her education degree from Emporia State University. As the parent of twin teenage boys, she has first-hand experience with the technology and study habits of today's millenials.

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    Director, Programs and Membership
    WCET
    303.541.0306
  • Russell Poulin

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    Director, Policy and Analysis
    WCET
    303.541.0305
  • Megan Raymond

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      Megan Raymond, Assistant Director, Programs and Sponsorship, has been with WCET since 2007. Her primary responsibility is the coordination of the program and logistics for WCET's Annual Conference. Prior to joining WCET, she was the Assistant Director of housing and conference services at Fort Lewis College, a small liberal arts college in Durango, CO. Megan oversaw a successful conference services program and supervised 22 student staff members and two full-time professional staff. She also adjudicated resident discipline cases and coordinated staff development programming. Megan received a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing from Fort Lewis College and a Masters in Nutrition and Health Education from Hawthorn University. Running, biking, and trail marathons help Megan burn off stress and occupy her spare time.

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    Assistant Director of Programs and Sponsorships
    WCET
    303.541.0233
  • Tanya Spilovoy

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    Director, Open Policy
    WCET
    701.425.7608
  • Terri Taylor-Straut

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    Senior Research Analyst, State Authorization Network
    WCET
    303.541.0250