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


Rossitza B. Wooster, PhD
Dean of the Graduate School

Portland State University

(503) 725-5258

Term ends: March 2023

Past- President

Inge Wefes, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

(303) 315-2719

Term ends: March 2023


Meribeth Watwood
Dean of the Graduate College

Northern Arizona University

(908) 523-9322

Term ends: March 2024


Debra L. Jackson, PhD
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Academic programs

California State University Bakersfield

(661) 654-3420

Term ends: March 2024


Nick Fleury
Director of Financial Support

Oregon State University

(541) 73702256

Term ends: March 2023


Scott Lowe
Acting Dean/Professor, Graduate College

Boise State University

(208) 426-5439

Term ends: March 2023


Craig Ogilvie
Associate Vice President of Research & Dean of the Graduate School

Montana State University

Term ends: March 2023


Mary Stromberger, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs, Dean

Colorado State University

(970) 491-6817

Term ends: March 2024


Jesse Aleman, PhD
Acting Dean of Graduate Studies

University of New Mexico

(505) 277-0950

Term ends: March 2024