Board Members

The Western Association of Graduate Schools membership consists of universities in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Also included are the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, as well as Mexico and the Pacific Rim.

Executive Committee


Tammi Vacha-Haase
Dean of the Graduate College

Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725

(208) 426-1039 (office)

Term ends: March 2021

Past- President

Julie Coonrod
Dean of Graduate Studies

University of New Mexico
MSC 03 2180
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

(505) 277-6062 (office)
(505) 277-7405 (fax)

Term ends: March 2021


Inge Wefes
Senior Associate Dean

University of Colorado Denver
Graduate School
Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop C296
Building 500, W5107
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045

(303) 724-2915 (office)

Term ends: March 2021


Brandy Randall
Associate Dean

Graduate School
NDSU Dept. 2820
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

(701) 231-7191 (office)

Term ends: March 2021


Maribeth Watwood
Dean of the Graduate College

Northern Arizona University
Graduate College
P.O. Box 4125
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

(928) 523-9322 (office)

Term ends: March 2022


Shannon Campbell
Associate Vice President, Graduate Studies

Metropolitan State University of Denver

The Office of Graduate Studies
PO Box 173362, CB 48
Denver, CO 80217

(303) 605-5285

Term ends: March 2022


Jessica Beck
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School

Oregon State University

Graduate School
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-2121

(541) 737-4881 (office)

Term ends: March 2021


Kelli Klebe
Dean of the Graduate School

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Cragmor Hall 110F
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO USA 80918

(719) 255-3779

Term ends: March 2022


James Marshall
Dean, Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Fresno State University
5241 N. Maple Ave. MS TA51
Fresno, CA 93740-8027

(559) 278-2448 (office)

Term ends: March 2021