Advisory Groups

University Ombudsperson

Dale Oliver ( 707-826-4921

Suzanne Pasztor ( 707-826-3643

University Leadership Council

Committee Charge: The University Leadership Council (ULC) is an advisory body to the President on issues of importance to the University. The ULC coordinates with the University Senate on major policy initiatives and other strategic matters. The ULC is a means to disseminate information from the President as well as from other members of the senior management team.

Committee Membership: 

  • The President (Committee Chair)
  • Vice Presidents
  • Chair, University Senate
  • CIO
  • Deans of the Colleges
  • Dean of the Library
  • Dean of Research, Economic and Community Development
  • President of Associated Students
  • Budget Director
  • AVP Marketing and Communication
  • AVP eLearning & Extended Education
  • AVP Enrollment Management
  • Member of Staff Council
  • Senior AVP Faculty Affairs and Human Resources

The Committee meets as needed. 

Current Membership:

  • Lisa A. Rossbacher, President
  • Alex Enyedi, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Peg Blake, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Joyce Lopes, Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Craig Wruck, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Julie Alderson, Chair, University Senate
  • Morgan Barker, Staff Council Representative
  • Amber Blakeslee, Budget Director
  • Rich Boone, Dean, College of Natural Resources & Sciences
  • John Capaccio, Interim Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
  • Chris Hopper, Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies
  • Alex Hwu, Associate Vice President, College of Extended Education & Global Education
  • Steve Karp, Interim Dean of Research
  • Anna Kircher, Information Technology Services, Chief Information Officer
  • Colleen Mullery, Sr. Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs and Human Resources
  • Cyril Oberlander, Dean, Library
  • Joey Mularky, Associated Students President
  • Frank Whitlatch, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communication
  • Noah Zerbe, Interim Dean, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Mary Hackett, Presidential Aide, Office of the President

Presidential Advisory Committee on Supporting Diversity


  • Kim Berry, Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department
  • Malcolm Chanaiwa, Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major
  • Kishan Lara-Cooper, Child Development Department
  • Lupe Lovio, Educational Opportunity Program
  • Jim McQuillan, Education Department, The Yurok Tribe
  • Dale Oliver, Mathematics Department
  • Justus Ortega, Kinesiology & Recreation Department
  • Cara Owings, Native American Studies major
  • Jesus Perez, Sociology major
  • Jennifer Sanford, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Dan Saveliff, Educational Opportunity Program
  • Tracy Smith, Retention through Academic Mentoring Program
  • Tanza "Tay" Triggs, Student Engagement and Leadership
  • Kumi Watanabe-Schock, Library

President's Native American Advisory Council

The council meets twice a semester. 

This council serves as a communication conduit and assists in developing mutually beneficial partnerships among HSU, the Native American community, and Tribal Nations. The Council provides perspectives and advice on the University's collaborations with Native American communities, tribal nations, and tribal organizations in the region.  Council members will advise the President on matters of importance to Native communities as they relate the the University.