WICHE Staff -- Administrative Services

  • Somer  Aly

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    Administrative Assistant III
    Administrative Services
  • Robin Berlin

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    Senior Accounting Specialist
    Administrative Services
  • Dave Clark

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      Dave Clark is the Chief of Digital Services at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). In this role, he contributes to and oversees all operational, tactical, and strategic IT operations and initiatives. His work experiences include Research Associate at UC San Diego (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) where he supported various geology/geophysics departments with network design and implementation, programming interfaces to geophysical equipment, and system/network administration; Senior Network Engineer and Director of IT at CableLabs (where the cable modem specification was born), and Director of Infrastructure for two managed services/hosting service providers. Dave earned his Bachelors of Science in Geology (University Honors Program) from the University of Delaware. His hobbies include drumming (since age 7), fossil/mineral collecting, and enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors.

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    Chief of Digital Services
    Administrative Services
  • Georgia Frazer

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    HR Assistant
    Administrative Services
  • John Lopez

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      Dr. John Lopez is special assistant to the president and chief administrative officer at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). In this role, he oversees finance and accounting, human resources, information services, and continues to serve as the director of the WICHE State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (W-SARA). His work experiences include deputy director of NC-SARA during its transition to a 501(c)(3) organization, managing research and planning, information technology, and government affairs at a large private corporation, institutional research at the University of Arizona, and staff in the Nebraska Legislature. Lopez earned his PhD in higher education specializing in management and policy from the University of Arizona. His hobbies include golf and philanthropic work in his native country of Belize.

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    Special Assistant to the President and Chief Administrative Officer
    Administrative Services
  • Craig Milburn

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    Chief Financial Officer
    Administrative Services
  • Andy Mills

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    Systems Administrator
    Administrative Services
  • Ana Sosa

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    Accounting Specialist
    Administrative Services
  • Tara Torline

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      Tara Torline is the Director of Human Resources for WICHE.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Communications from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas and has over fifteen years of experience in human resource management.  Tara earned her PHR certification (Professional in Human Resources) in 2011 and is also certified in Mental Health First Aid.

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    Director of Human Resources
    Administrative Services