Mar 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

WOU’s Structure

WOU Board of Trustees

Jerry Ambris
Salem, June 30, 2023
Susan Castillo
Eugene, June 30, 2024
Angela Fasana
Willamina, June 30, 2026
Betty Komp
Gates, June 30, 2025
Leah Mitchell
Salem, June 30, 2026
Kari Nelsestuen
Portland, June 30, 2026
Michael Reis
WOU Staff, June 30, 2024
Danielle Campbell
WOU Student, June 30, 2024
Gayle Evans
Portland, June 30, 2026
David Foster
WOU Faculty, June 30, 2024
Ceceila Koontz
Monmouth, June 30, 2024
Doug Morse
Portland, June 30, 2026
Jesse Peters
WOU President



Jesse Peters (2022)
B.A. 1992, Emory University
M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 1999, University of New Mexico

President’s Cabinet

Paula Baldwin
Interim director, Marketing and Communications
B.A. 2007, University of Texas
M.A. 2009, Texas State University
Ph.D. 2012, George Mason University
Ryan Hagemann (2015)
Vice president and General Counsel
B.A. 1994, Whitman College
J.D. 2001, University of Oregon
Randi Lydum (2012)
Executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics
B.S. 1990, M.S. Ed 1993, Western Oregon State College
Rob Winningham (2000)
Provost and vice president, Academic Affairs
Professor of Psychological Sciences
B.A. 1994, M.S. 1996, Western Washington University
Ph.D. 2000, Baylor University
Tina Fuchs (1989)
Interim vice president, Student Affairs
B.A. 1985, Pacific University
M.Ed. 1989, Western Washington University
Tatyana Karaman (2018)
Vice president, Finance and Administration
Law Degree. 1991, Far-Eastern State University, Russia
M.S. 1999, Ph.D., 2004, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukie
M.B.A. 2019, Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Dominique Vargas (2022)
Executive Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
B.S. 2005, M.Ed. 2018 Sul Ross State University
M.A. 2007, University of Southern California
LouAnn Vickers (2006)
Senior Executive Assistant to the President


Deans and Associate Provosts

Michael Baltzley (2011)
Associate provost, Academic Effectiveness
B.S. 1997, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. 2006, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Kathleen Cassity (2017)
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; professor of English
B.A. 1994, M.A. 1997, Ph.D. 2005, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Tina M. Fuchs (1989)
Associate vice president; Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs; instructor
B.A. 1985, Pacific University
M.Ed. 1989, Western Washington University
Susanne C. Monahan (2013)
Associate provost, Program Development
B.A. 1987, Swarthmore College; A.M. 1988
Ph.D. 1993, Stanford University
Chelle Batchelor (2019)
Dean, Library and Academic Innovation
A.A. 1994, Chemeketa Community College
B.A. 1997, University of Oregon
M.L.I.S. 2005, University of Washington
Hillary Fouts (2020)
Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, professor of psychology
B.A. 1997, B.S. 1997, Central Washington University
Ph.D. 2002, Washington State University
Mark Girod (2001)
Dean, College of Education; professor of education
B.S. 1993, Western Oregon State College
M.S. 1996, Western Oregon University
Ph.D. 2001, Michigan State University