• AASCU Staff

    AASCU staff listed in this directory have volunteered to provide their phone number and/or email address to assist those who have a specific interest in contacting them about association programs or services. It is not a listing of all AASCU employees.


    Office of the President

    Muriel A. Howard
    President

    Rose Jordan
    Executive Assistant to the President
    202-478-4647

    Mary Evans Sias
    Director of MLI and Assistant to the President

    Division of Academic Leadership and Change

    George L. Mehaffy
    Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change
    202-478-4672

    Jolanda M. Westerhof
    Associate Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change
    Director, Teacher Education
    202-478-4649

    Arlene Jackson

    Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives
    202-478-7834

    Jennifer Domagal-Goldman
    National Manager
    American Democracy Project
    202-478-7833

    Jo Arney
    Reimagining the First Year, Program Director
    202-478-7830

    Robin Ellis
    Reimagining the First Year, Operations Director
    202-478-7839

    Amanda Cook
    Program Manager
    202-478-4693

    Felicia Durham
    ALC Meeting Registrar
    202-478-4673

    Verdis L. Robinson
    Interim National Manager, The Democracy Commitment (TDC)
    The Democracy Commitment
    202-478-4656

    Division of Administration and Finance

    Cathy Perry Jones
    Vice President for Administration and Finance
    202-478-4681

    Amy Stake
    Controller
    202-478-4686

    Janice D’Sena
    Human Resource Manager
    202-478-7836

    Division of Communications

    Susan M. Chilcott
    Vice President for Communications
    202-478-4661

    Shirley Dockett
    Administrative Associate
    202-478-4663

    Jennifer Dawn Walpole
    Director of Communications
    202-478-4665

    Cherise Carrera
    Editorial Services Manager
    202-478-4668

    Trudy James
    Publications and Design Manager
    202-478-4662

    Ina Soepangkat
    Internet Communications Manager
    202-478-4664

    Division of Government Relations and Policy Analysis

    Michael C. Zola, Esq.
    Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4651

    George Chin
    Senior Federal Policy Consultant

    Thomas L. Harnisch
    Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4660

    Makese S. Motley
    Program Manager and Assistant Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4652

    Barmak Nassirian
    Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4653

    Dylan Opalich
    Assistant Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4691

    Emily Parker
    Senior Associate, Research & Policy
    202-478-4659

    Patricia Smith
    Senior Federal Policy Consultant
    202-478-4658

    Division of Leadership Development and Member Services

    Dorcas L. Colvin
    Vice President Leadership Development and Membership Services
    202-478-4644

    Elise Barron Marrs
    Executive Assistant to Vice President
    Leadership Development and Member Services
    202-478-4675

    Deborah Skelton
    Senior Program Associate
    202-478-4646

    Ramona Crawford
    Director, Corporate Partnerships
    202-478-4643

    Adrienne Mosley Vincent
    Senior Program Manager, Partnerships & Special Projects
    202-478-4645

    Cai Owens
    Program Manager, MLI
    202-478-4655

    Grants Resource Center

    Pollyanne Frantz
    Executive Director
    202-478-4697

    Frank Graeff
    Program Advisor
    202-478-4709

    Allyson Lords
    Office Operations Manager
    202-478-7835

    Kenneth McDonald
    Program Associate
    202-478-4708

    Erika Thompson
    Assistant Director
    202-478-4713

    Nyala Watkins
    Senior Program Advisor
    202-478-4699

    Richard Wellons
    Program Manager
    202-478-4714

    Alex O. Wood
    Program Advisor
    202-478-4710

    Meetings Office

    Danita Young
    Project Director, Leadership Development and Meeting Operations
    202-478-4677

    Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

    SOC Staff