Council

Charge

The Alliance is governed by a Council of member library deans and directors, with leadership and fiduciary responsibility vested in a Board of Directors drawn from and elected by Council. Council approves the budget and all strategic initiatives. Each member institution appoints a library director to Council and each Council member has one vote.

Background

Council is our longest-standing group, dating back to a first meeting on September 27, 1993. As the consortium grew, Council approved formation of an Executive Committee in 1997 and a Board upon incorporation in 2003. In many ways Council’s collegial traditions are unchanged.

Members

Name
Institution
Alliance Title
Tina Hovekamp
Central Oregon Community College
Categories: Board MemberCouncil Member
Board, Member-at-large FY24
Sydney Thompson
Central Washington University
Categories: Council MemberELUNA Representative
Jennifer Cox
Chemeketa Community College
Categories: Council Member
Jason Kovac
Clackamas Community College
Categories: Council Member
Julie Austad
Clark College
Categories: Council MemberSILS Cost Review Task Force Member
Candice Watkins
Eastern Oregon University
Categories: Council Member
Ielleen Miller
Eastern Washington University
Categories: Council Member
Alex Rolfe
George Fox University
Categories: Council MemberELUNA RepresentativeHelmer Awards Committee MemberShared Content RepresentativeSystems RepresentativeTechnical Services Representative
Heather James
Gonzaga University
Categories: Council MemberShared Content Representative
Ian Coronado
Lane Community College
Categories: Council MemberFinance Committee Member
Mark Dahl
Lewis & Clark College
Categories: Board MemberCouncil Member
Chair, Board
Ginny Norris Blackson
Linfield University
Categories: Council Member
Megan Dugan
Mt. Hood Community College
Categories: Council Member
Robin Champieux
Oregon Health & Science University
Categories: Board MemberCouncil Member
Kristin Whitman
Oregon Institute of Technology
Categories: Council Member
Anne-Marie Deitering
Oregon State University
Categories: Council MemberHelmer Awards Committee Member
Chair, Helmer Awards Committee
Josie Ragolia
Pacific University
Categories: Council Member
Michelle Bagley
Portland Community College
Categories: Council Member
Michael Bowman
Portland State University
Categories: Council Member
Dena Hutto
Reed College
Categories: Council Member
Stefanie Gorzelsky
Saint Martin’s University
Categories: Council MemberELUNA Representative
Michael J. Paulus
Seattle Pacific University
Categories: Board MemberCouncil Member
Board, Member-at-Large
Sarah Watstein
Seattle University
Categories: Board MemberCouncil MemberFinance Committee Member
Board, Past Chair
Carrie Forbes
Southern Oregon University
Categories: Council MemberFinance Committee Member
Greg Mullins
The Evergreen State College
Categories: Board MemberCouncil MemberFinance Committee MemberSILS Cost Review Task Force Member
Treasurer; Chair, Finance Committee FY24-FY26
Ben Hunter
University of Idaho
Categories: Council MemberFinance Committee MemberSILS Cost Review Task Force Member
Alicia Salaz
University of Oregon
Categories: Board MemberCouncil MemberFinance Committee MemberSILS Cost Review Task Force Member
Board, Member-at-Large FY24
Xan Arch
University of Portland
Categories: Council Member
Peggy Burge
University of Puget Sound
Categories: Council MemberDiversity & User Experience (DUX) RepresentativeELUNA Representative
Simon Neame
University of Washington
Categories: Council Member
Carolyn Gaskell
Walla Walla University
Categories: Council Member
Lishi Kwasitsu
Warner Pacific University
Categories: Council Member
Trevor Bond
Washington State University
Categories: A&M RepresentativeCouncil MemberOSDC Representative
Chelle Batchelor
Western Oregon University
Categories: Board MemberCouncil Member
Board, Secretary
John Danneker
Western Washington University
Categories: Council Member
Ping Fu
Whitman College
Categories: Council MemberHelmer Awards Committee Member
Amanda C. R. Clark
Whitworth University
Categories: Council Member
Craig Milberg
Willamette University
Categories: Board MemberCouncil Member
Board, Chair-elect FY24

Emerita/Emeritus

Orbis Cascade Alliance may confer, through its Board of Directors, the title of “Council Member Emerita/us” on any retiring Alliance Council member, who, at the time of retirement meet certain criteria. Link to further information

Betsy Wilson, University of Washington
Karen Clay, Eastern Oregon University
Dalia Corkrum, Whitman College
Jane Carlin, University of Puget Sound
Jay Starratt, Washington State University