Attorneys' General Assignments

Office of Attorney General Assignments to Western Washington University

This sheet guides WWU administrative staff in seeking legal counsel and to AGO staff as to which staff may seek assistance through the assigned attorneys. When you email a question, please only send it to the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) assigned to you.

  • Kerena Higgins, Assistant Attorney General/Team Leader - 360-650-2040 or 360-676-2047
  • Melissa Nelson, Senior Counsel - 360-650-2050 or 360-676-2192
  • Jennifer Sloan, WWU Assistant to Assistant Attorneys General - 360-650-3117
  • Thomas Knoll, Assistant Attorney General, Labor & Personnel Division, Olympia 360-664-4167

Board of Trustees

Title Western Contact AAG Contact
Chair Earl Overstreet Nelson
Chief of Staff and Secretary to the BOT Paul Dunn Nelson
Asst Secretary to the Board Rayne Rambo Nelson
Internal Audit, interim director Brian Sullivan Nelson


Title Western Contact AAG Contact
President Sabah Randhawa Nelson
Sr Executive Asst to the President Barbara Sandoval Nelson
Associate VP/Director of Gov't Relations Becca Kenna-Schenk Nelson/Higgins

Provost and Academic Affairs

Title Western Contact AAG Contact
Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Brent Carbajal Nelson
Associate VP for Academic Affairs Brian Burton Nelson
Director Academic Budgeting Ichi Kwon Nelson
Director Space Administration vacant Nelson
Institutional Research Director Ming Zhang Nelson
Institute for Global Engagement Lee Sternberger Nelson
Shannon Point Marine Center Brian Bingham Deans
Business and Economics Scott Young Nelson
Fairhaven Jack Herring Nelson
Fine & Performing Arts Kit Spicer Nelson
Western Gallery Director Hafþór Yngvason Nelson
Huxley Steven Hollenhorst Nelson
Humanities & Social Services Paqui Paredes Méndez Nelson
Sciences and Engineering Brad Johnson Nelson
Woodring Horacio Walker Nelson
Graduate School, interim David Patrick Nelson
Libraries Mark Greenberg Nelson
Copyright Matters Jenny Oleen, Faculty Nelson
University Archives & Records Tony Kurtz Nelson
Vice Provost Under Grad Education Steven VanderStaay Nelson
Vice Provost Info Tech/CIO Chuck Lanham Nelson
Director, IT Security Office Beth Albertson Nelson
Vice Provost for Outreach & Continuing Ed Robert Squires Nelson
Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity, interim Drew Nishiyma Higgins/Nelson
Vice Provost for Research & Spon Pgms., int David Patrick Nelson
Research Compliance Officer Janai Symons Nelson
Research Compliance Officer Stephanie Richey Nelson

Business & Financial Affairs

Title Western Contact AAG Contact
VP for Business & Financial Affairs Rich Van Den Hul Nelson
Associate VP, BFA Brian Sullivan Nelson
Financial Services Teresa Hart Nelson
Business Services, Chief Procurement Of Pete Heilgeist Nelson/Higgins
Contracts Andrea Rodger Nelson/Higgins
Printing and Copy Services John Solberg Higgins
Student Business Office/Parking Service Bob Putich Higgins
Risk, Compliance & Policy Services Director, Paul Mueller Nelson/Higgins
Public Records and Policies Dolapo Akinrinade Nelson/Higgins
Compliance and HIPAA Officer Nicole Goodman Nelson
WAC Rules Coordinator Jennifer Sloan Nelson/Higgins
Assistant VP, Human Resources Chyerl Wolfe-Lee Nelson
Staff Discipl Arbitration and ULPs Lea Aune, Assoc Director Knoll
Payroll Manager / Garnishments Megan Summers Nelson
Budget and Financial Planning Faye Gallant Nelson
Public Safety/Police Darin Rasmussen Nelson/Higgins
Environmental Health & Safety Sue Sullivan Higgins
L&I Claims Bruce Boyer Higgins
Facilities Management Director John Furman Nelson
Facilities Development & Capital Budget Rick Benner Nelson
Assoc Director - Facilities Dev. vacant Higgins
Asst Director - Capital Budget Brian Ross Higgins
Asst. Director - Facilities Development Alexis Blue Nelson

Enrollment and Student Services

Title Western Contact AAG Contact
VP for Enrollment and Student Services Melynda Huskey Nelson
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Shelli Soto Nelson
Registrar vacant Higgins
Student Records/Subpoenas Laura Jensen Nelson
Admissions Cezar Mesquita Nelson
New Student Svc/Family Outreach Prg Ronna Biggs Higgins
Assistant Vice President ESS / Dir Financial Clara Capron Nelson
Ward of the Court Verification Brain Johnson / Janet McGlot Higgins
Athletics Director Steve Card Nelson
Counseling Health and Wellness Executive Sislena Ledbetter Higgins
Counseling Center Director interim Anne Marie Theiler Higgins
Prevention and Wellness Elva Munro Higgins
Student Health Center vacant Higgins
Dean of Students vacant Nelson
Assoc. Dean of Students Michael Sledge Nelson
Assoc Dean Stdnt Engmt/Dir VU Eric Alexander Nelson
Campus Recreation Adam Leonard Nelson
Disability Access Center Jon McGough Higgins
Ethnic Student Center vacant Nelson
Veteran's Services Nick Sanchez Higgins
Division Director Finance & Capital Resources Linda Beckman Nelson
Bookstore Manager Julie David Higgins
LGBTQ+ Director L.K. Langley Nelson
Multicultural Center Director vacant Nelson
Student Success Initiatives Senior Director Sara Wilson Nelson
University Residences Director Leonard Jones Higgins

University Relations and Marketing

Title Western Contact AAG Contact
VP for University Relations and Marketing Donna Gibbs Nelson
Tribal Liaison Laural Ballew Higgins
Washington Campus Compact Jennifer Hine Higgins
University Communications Paul Cocke Nelson/Higgins
Web Communications Technology Max Bronsema Nelson
Small Business Dev. Center CJ Seitz Nelson

University Advancement

Title Western Contact AAG Contact
VP for University Advancement Stephanie Bowers  
Chief Operations Officer Mark Brovak  
VP Development/Leadership Giving Tim Szymanowski  
Sr Director, University Advancement Mark Bagley  
Sr Director, Advancement and Alumni Deborah DeWees