Board Members

The Western Association of Graduate Schools membership consists of universities in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Canada, 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, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim.

Executive Committee


Janet Sturman
Associate Dean

University of Arizona
Graduate College
1401 E University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

(520) 621-0420 (office)
(520) 245-3362 (cell)
(520) 621-4101 (fax)

Term ends: March 2019

Past- President

Kathryn Hausbeck Korgan
Interim Dean of the Graduate College

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Graduate College
Mail Stop 1017
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1017

(702) 895-0446 (office)

Term ends: March 2019


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 2019


Brandy Randall
Associate Dean

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

(701) 231-7191 (office)

Term ends: March 2020


John Masserini
Associate Dean

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

(928) 523-6728 (office)

Term ends: March 2019


Inge Wefes
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 2020


Jessica Beck
Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Development

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 2020


Jackie Wirz
Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
Director, Career and Professional Development Center

Oregon Health and Science University
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098

(503) 494-8311 (office)

Term ends: March 2020


Tammi Vacha-Haase
Dean of the Graduate College

Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725

(208) 426-1039 (office)

Term ends: March 2019