Alumni Society Board

The CEHD Alumni Society Board is made up of volunteers who create lifelong connections with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college; enhance the student experience and advocate for the college and University.


  • Jenna Mitchler (PhD ’15, curriculum & instruction), president
  • Julio Caésar (PhD ’20, educational psychology), vice-president
  • La Tasha Shevlin (BS '08, human resource development; MEd '13, family education), past-president
  • Louellen Essex (BS ’70, speech; PhD ’79, educational administration), secretary

Dean's designee

Professor Stephanie Sisco (PhD '19, human resource development)

Student representatives

  • Graduate student representative: Cody Freeman (PhD student, comparative & international development education)
  • Undergraduate Student Board representative: open

Board members

  • Ron Anderson (MA ’90, education, PhD ’94, educational psychology)
  • Emily DePalma Mance (BS ’12 and MEd ’13, elementary education)
  • Sousada Grande (PhD ’16, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education)
  • Danielle Hegseth (MSW ’11, social work)
  • Kim Jenkins (BS ’99, family social science)
  • Lisa Kaler (MA ’17 and PhD ’21, organizational leadership, policy, and development)
  • Kristin Morris (BS ’05 and MEd ’08, human resource development)
  • Jenni Norlin-Weaver (MEd ’89, curriculum and instruction; EdD ’99, educational administration)
  • Jonathan J. Okstad (MEd ’16, youth development leadership)
  • Jónína Ólafsdóttir Kárdal (MA ’99, educational psychology)
  • Charlie Potts (EdD ’17, organizational leadership, policy & development)
  • Carlos Reyes (BS ’13, business marketing and education)
  • Allen Shen (BS ’11, business marketing and education)
  • Antwoin Stephens (MEd ’05, applied kinesiology)
  • Marina Uehara (MA ’15, organizational leadership, policy, and development; MSW ’12, social work)

Board Member Testimonials

Meredith McQuaid

Meredith McQuaid
CEHD alumni testimonial