Committee Charge

The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice and assistance to the Manager of Academic Scheduling and Commencement Services regarding all aspects of each commencement ceremony.

Committee Members 

  • Janet Schneider, Manager- Commencement
  • Rick Barker, Faculty- Chief Associate Marshal
  • Jennifer Ball, Associate Vice President- Academic Affairs
  • Mitch Higgs, Asst to Dean- School of Applied Studies
  • Susie Hoffmann, WU Alumni Association
  • Leah Brown, Director- School of Nursing
  • Susan Mandaele, Faculty- School of Nursing
  • Bobbe Mansfield, Faculty- School of Nursing
  • Jennifer Bixel, Administrative Secretary- School of Business
  • Michaela Saunders, Asst to Dean- College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jo Hunt, Assoc Dean- School of Law
  • Stephanie Lanning, University Registrar
  • Kathryn Stroebele, Assoc Dean- Washburn Tech
  • Victoria Smith, President- Washburn Student Government Association
  • Patrick Early, Director- Public Relations
  • Dale Rusche- Audio Visual
  • Josh Cannon- Live Streaming
  • Danielle Dempsey-Swopes, Director- University Diversity and Inclusion
  • Chris Enos, Chief- University Police
  • Gil Herrera, Facilities Services
  • Mike Jauken, Facilities Services
  • Rhonda Wedel, WU Bookstore
  • Lauren Edelman, Director- Mortar Board

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