Alliance Executive Committee

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
Jose Fierro
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Landon Pirius Colorado
Landon Pirius
Colorado Community College System
Peter Quigley Hawai'i
Peter Quigley
University of Hawaii Community Colleges
Lita A. Burns Idaho
Lita A. 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 Oregon
Jim Eustrom
Chemeketa Community College
Michael Cartney South Dakota
Michael Cartney
Lake Area Technical Institute
Clifton Sanders Utah
Clifton Sanders
Salt Lake Community College
Joyce Hammer Washington
Carli Schiffner
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Joe Schaffer Wyoming
Clark Harris
Laramie County Community College
Barbara Merfalen Marianas Islands
Charlotte Cepeda
Northern Marianas College