Meet the Board
Undergraduate Student Director, Chair
Gabrielle is a senior (2022-2023 school year) in the Honors College and Carson College of Business. She is majoring in Accounting and Management Information Systems hoping to earn her Certified Public Accounting license after she graduates. Gabrielle is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, where she severs on the executive board as Marshal. She is also a part of Young Life and leads a small group of college girls. She grew up in a small town of 500 people called Coulee City, WA where her parents are farmers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, snow skiing, paddle boarding, and watching sports. Gabrielle was raised in a Coug family, so she is very grateful to have this opportunity to represent the students of WSU by being on the Student Book Corporation Board. Go Cougs!
Undergraduate Student Director, Vice Chair
Muthuu is an undergraduate student in the Honors College working towards a Degree in Computer Engineering and a minor in Math. He is from Olympia, Washington about to begin his senior year. Muthuu’s career goals are to work in research and development of robots, and eventually own a company. Muthuu enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, trading stocks, and watching basketball. Muthuu looks forward to contributing to the WSU community, helping fellow Cougs.
Undergraduate Student Director, Treasurer
Cameron is an undergraduate student from Medical Lake, WA, working towards his Finance degree. Throughout his undergraduate education he intends on becoming even more rooted in the WSU community by getting more involved. After graduation, he plans on either continuing his education with an MBA or going directly into the work force and pursuing an MBA once he has a few years work experience under his belt. Cameron enjoys being able to hang out with friends, read books, play tennis, and practice cooking in his free time. Cameron is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board and subsequently serve the WSU community.
Graduate Student Director, Secretary
Brian is a second-year mathematics graduate student and intends to pursue academic research. He is from Southern California and graduated from California State University Fullerton in 2021 where he received a special recognition from the California State Assembly as a Project Rebound Scholar. When not preparing for lab or studying for classes, he likes going to the gym, drinking coffee, and learning about history. He is honored to be a part of the board and appreciates the opportunity to serve his fellow students.
Undergraduate Student Director
Sydney is an undergraduate student in the Honors College working towards a degree in Neuroscience Pre-Medicine. She is from Spokane, Washington, and plans to attend medical school after completing her undergraduate education. Sydney has been working at Cougar Health Services and in Dr. Rita Fuchs’ research lab for the past two years, where she studies addiction and memory reconsolidation as an undergraduate research assistant. Sydney enjoys hiking with her dog, yoga, and baking in her free time. She is pleased to represent students at WSU as a member of the Board and hopes to leave a lasting impact on future Cougs.
Sean is the Executive Director of Facilities and Finance for Student Affairs at Washington State University. Sean started his WSU career in 1999 and has served in various roles in Student Affairs, including positions in University Recreation, Compton Union Building, Housing and Dining Services.
In his current role, Sean provides leadership for Housing Facilities, Auxiliary Facility Services, University Recreation Facilities, Compton Union Building, Administrative Services Information Services, and Dining Services Operations.
Sean has an MBA from Washington State University, an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama, and BA in Finance from the University of Nebraska. Sean has affiliations with Association of College Unions International, the National Association of College & University Food Services, National Association College Auxiliary Services, Western Association of College & University Business Officers and National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association.
Vicky’s career at WSU began nearly 37 years ago and includes a variety of roles in both academic areas as well as central administrative units. In addition to her experience in administrative planning and budgeting, her earlier background at WSU includes experience related to institutional research, human resources, affirmative action and diversity.
In her role as Executive Director within Finance and Administration, Vicky provides administrative leadership for the Division’s budget and planning activities, personnel and position control functions, and strategic planning and reporting. She also oversees the Office of Procedures, Records and Forms, the Public Records Office, Beasley Coliseum, Trademarks and Licensing, as well as the Division’s IT unit.
Vicky also serves as Chair of the Whitcom E-911 Executive Board and Finance Committee, Chair of the President’s Employee Excellence Committee, is a member of the Athletics Council, the CUB Advisory Board, the Top Ten Senior Award Committee, the Emergency Management Advisory Committee, and part of the Incident Command Structure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She previously served on the Student’s Book Corporation Board of Directors from 2005 – 2011 and was reappointed in 2016.
Vicky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Washington State University, and her affiliations include the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Western Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington Association of Public Records Officers, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
My roots are firmly planted in the Pacific Northwest; my mother and grandfather were both born in Seattle and my sisters and I all grew up in Federal Way, Washington, attending various public schools in that district. My uncle, oldest sister, her husband, and my nephew are all alumni of WSU and I obtained my undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Washington, the latter in 1995.
In 1995, I arrived at Washington State University as a newly minted assistant professor in the Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics (now the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.) Eager to establish myself, I began working to prove results in discrete mathematics, publishing papers and doing the activities expected of young faculty members.
During a session at the following year’s Joint Mathematics Meetings, I heard Joe Gallian give a talk aimed at new mathematicians in which his main message was, “find your niche.” This advice has resonated with me throughout my near quarter-century career at WSU; for me, that niche has been to participate in and, later, play a lead role in our department’s ongoing reform efforts for our large service courses, particularly for the calculus for engineers and physical sciences sequence (Math 171,172,273). This has expanded to playing an expanding role in serving students institution-wide. My journey has included serving on Faculty Senate (in March 2020, I was elected as Executive Secretary and I will begin a three-year term in August 2020), as a Director (representing faculty) on the Student Book Corporation Board, as co-chair of the university-wide Course Materials Value and Effectiveness Committee (CMVEC), the faculty representative for the S & A Fees Committee, participation in the All-University Mathematics Committee, the CAS Strategic Planning Committee, the department-level Undergraduate Studies Committee, departmental pre-major advising, and serving as Math 171 or Math 172 course coordinator for numerous semesters, and project leader for our department’s initiative to introduce online homework, bring-your-own-device, and other technology enhancements to our large calculus lectures.
During the past two years, I have expanded my professional development to include participation in Learn, Inspire, Foster, Transform (LIFT) and the Provost’s Leadership Academy (PLA). LIFT cohorts are invited to explore new approaches and ideas to instruction and curricular development over the course of an academic year. In the PLA, cohort members participate in a variety of activities designed to foster leadership skills and interact with WSU leaders, including college deans and central WSU administrators. Additionally, PLA participants engage in a year-long leadership project; mine has been centered on understanding issues involving course materials with special emphasis on my Faculty Senate-sponsored role in CMVEC.
At this point in my career, I have become increasingly devoted to contributing to the instructional mission of WSU at an institution-wide level. My service activities over the past few years have been centered on the interface between students and faculty beyond the day-to-day classroom experience. I hope to continue learning in new roles and contributing to student success at WSU.
Dr. Munson is a professor of operations management in the Department of Finance and Management Science. He has taught operations management core and elective courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels. He currently holds the position of Carson College of Business Ph.D. Program Director. Professor Munson serves as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He has published more than 28 articles in such journals as “Production and Operations Management,” “IIE Transactions,” “Decision Sciences,” and “European Journal of Operational Research.” He is a coauthor of “Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management (13th and 12th eds.),” along with Jay Heizer and Barry Render. He is also a coauthor of “Managerial Decision Modeling: Business Analytics with Spreadsheets (4th ed.),” along with Nagraj Balakrishnan, Barry Render, and Ralph M. Stair, Jr. Furthermore, he is editor of the book “The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM,” and he has co-authored the research monograph “Quantity Discounts: An Overview and Practical Guide for Buyers and Sellers” along with Jonathan Jackson. His major awards include the WSU Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction (2016); being a Founding Board Member of the Washington State University President’s Teaching Academy (2004); winning the WSU College of Business Outstanding Teaching Award (2001 and 2015), Research Award (2004), and Service Award (2009 and 2013); and being named the WSU MBA Professor of the Year (2000 and 2008). Professor Munson is happy to serve on the Students Book Corporation Board to help provide the best experience possible for students.
Alternate Undergraduate Student Director
Tom is an undergraduate chemical engineer student hoping to pursue a career in the medical field. He moved to Pullman from Bellingham, Washington, and is currently a first-year student working hard to be his best self and have an active presence at WSU. Tom is an avid reader of science fiction, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, and playing board games. Tom is excited to help vouch for Coug’s interests and use his time on the SBC to grow his character to make a lasting imprint on those around him!
Alternate Undergraduate Student Director
Madelyn is an undergraduate student from Boise, Idaho, working towards her Apparel Merchandising degree. She intends to work a corporate job in the future as a Planner/Buyer with her degree. She loves to get involved in her major and working with professors for undergraduate TA lab opportunities. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, attending various club events, and long-distance running. She hopes to complete a marathon within a few years, but is currently just running as a hobby.
Alternate Undergraduate Student Director
Denver is a junior in the Arts and Sciences department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs. He is majoring in the Political Science Pre-Law program and plans to attend law school after graduation from Wazzu in 2024. After Graduation from Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom with an Associate’s degree, Denver transferred to Washington State University in the fall of 2022 and currently holds a 4.0 cumulative GPA. Denver participates in rec-league sports and is originally from Tacoma, WA. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, backpacking, politics, and working on home improvements. Denver has a passion for representation and aspires to become a Congressperson or state governor, he sees this position as an opportunity to give back to the Washington State Community. Go Cougs!
Alternate Graduate Student Director
Holly is a PhD student in Political Science at the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs. She is from Portland, OR and earned a MA degree in Government at John Hopkins University and BA degree in International Relations at Syracuse University. She has four years of experience working in higher education as an administrator and researcher and is committed to enhancing the student experience at WSU. Outside of schoolwork, Holly functions as a self-defense instructor and Taekwondo Master, focusing particularly on empowering women. She is happy to be more involved on campus through the SBC Board and to be a contributing member of the Coug community.
Alternate Undergraduate Student Director
Christopher is an undergraduate student studying International Business with a concentration in Finance. Washington born, Christopher has been involved with the WSU community throughout his studies. He has served as the VP of Finance and Communications for the International Business club for over a year. Christopher is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity for business students, where he has helped organize and run various of events. Christopher is currently working on earning his Capital Markets & Security Analysis from Corporate Finance Institution with hopes of pursuing a career in equity trading. Overall, Christopher is grateful for the opportunity to serve the Washington State University community as a member of the SBC.