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.


  • La Tasha Shevlin (MEd '13, family education; BS '08, human resource development), president
  • Jenna Mitchler (PhD ’15, curriculum & instruction), vice president
  • Sheila Piippo (MEd ’04, educational psychology), past-president
  • Julio Caésar (PhD ’20, educational psychology), secretary

Dean's designee


Student representatives

  • GradSEHD representative: open
  • Undergraduate Student Board representative: Rebecca Pirko (business marketing and education)

Board members

  • Louellen Essex (BS ’70, speech; PhD ’79, educational administration)
  • Sousada Grande (PhD ’16, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education)
  • Bryan W. Jackson (BS ’02, elementary education & teaching K-6)
  • 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