Commencement Committee

Committee Charge

The purpose of this Committee is to provide advice and assistance to the Manager of Academic Scheduling and Commencement Services regarding all aspects of each commencement ceremony.

Committee Members 

  • Janet Schneider, Manager - Commencement Coordinator
  • Mike Mosier, Faculty - Chief Associate Marshal
  • Park Lockwood, Faculty - Chief Associate Marshal
  • Nancy Tate, Associate VP - Academic Affairs
  • Mitch Higgs, Asst to Dean - School of Applied Studies 
  • Connie DiPasquale, Administrative Secretary - School of Nursing
  • Alizabeth Ballard, Asst Dir Nursing Grad Stu Services - School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
  • Susan Maendele, Faculty - School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
  • Shirley Dinkel, Faculty - School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
  • Jennifer Bixel, Administrative Secretary - School of Business
  • Julie Velez, Commun Coord/Asst to Dean - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jo Hunt, Associate Dean Administration - School of Law
  • Gwyn Nelson, Senio Administrative Asst - School of Law
  • Steve Grenus, University Registrar
  • Amanda Stoller, Auditor
  • Malcolm Mikkelsen, Student - Washburn Student Government Association, President Mortar Board
  • Patrick Early, Director - University Relations
  • Danielle Dempsey-Swopes, Director - University Diversity and Inclusion
  • Chris Enos Chief - University Police
  • Susie Hoffmann, WU Alumni Association
  • Gil Herrera, Facilities Services
  • Mike Jauken, Facilities Services
  • Rhonda Wedel, WU Bookstore
  • Lauren Edelman, Advisor - Mortar Board