Alliance Executive Committee

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders is governed by an executive committee comprised of 15 individuals, with one selected from the members’ official representatives in each state. This group has oversight responsibility for all of the activities of the Alliance. It meets face-to-face twice per year and conference call as needed. See guidelines about qualifications for serving on the Executive Committee.


Evon Peter
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Karla Fisher Arizona
Eric Leshinskie
Maricopa Community Colleges
Jose Fierro California
Marty Alvarado
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Landon Pirius Colorado
Landon Pirius
Colorado Community College System
Peter Quigley Hawai'i
Peter Quigley
University of Hawaii System
Lita A. Burns Idaho
Lita Burns
North Idaho College
John Cech Montana
Brock Tessman
Montana University System
Marie Murgolo-Poore

Marie Murgolo
Truckee Meadows Community College

Douglas Murray New Mexico
Douglas Murray
New Mexico Military Institute
Kaylyn Bondy

North Dakota
Kaylyn Bondy
Williston State College

Tim Rogers

Patrick Crane
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Michael Cartney South Dakota
Michael Cartney
Lake Area Technical Institute
Clifton Sanders Utah
Clifton Sanders
Salt Lake Community College
Carli Schiffner Washington
Carli Schiffner
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Kari Brown-Herbst Wyoming
Kari Brown-Herbst
Laramie County Community College
Barbara Merfalen U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States
Charlotte Cepeda
Northern Marianas College