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Ashley Vu, Graduate Student Director

Ashley is from San Jose, California and has been a Coug since the Fall of 2012. She is in her 4th year as a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering. Ashley is a recent Cougar alum, graduating with her BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 and MS in Materials Science and Engineering in 2018. Ashley has served on the Board for three years as an undergraduate director and three years as a graduate director. In her spare time, Ashley loves to sew and play the piano. She is excited and honored to continue to serve the Cougar community as a Board member.

 
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Nathan Budke, Undergraduate Student Director

Nathan is an undergraduate student in the Honors College and the Carson College of Business working toward a degree in accounting with a minor in economics. He is from Spokane, Washington and plans on earning a master’s in accounting and becoming a Certified Public Accountant after finishing his undergraduate education. He is the treasurer of the Washington State University Rowing Team, where he rows with the varsity crew. In his spare time Nathan enjoys doing calligraphy, hiking, and fishing. Nathan looks forward to serving on the board to help hear and address the needs of his fellow Cougs and is excited to influence positive changes for the students of Washington State as a part of the Students Book Corporation Board of Directors.

 
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Victory Jones, Undergraduate Student Director

Victory is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Science double majoring in Philosophy Pre-Law and Sociology, and double minoring in Ethics and Workplace Diversity. Originally from Pullman, she has been very involved in the Pullman community throughout her life and continues this involvement while attending Washington State University. As an active member on campus, Victory volunteers with the Center for Civic Engagement frequently and is a member of the hip hop majorette dance team, Krimson Kouture. In her free time, she volunteers for political campaigns and has helped register over 2000 students to vote on campus. Victory accepted the position to serve as the representative for Washington State for the prestigious Henry Clay Statesmen College Student Congress Summer Program, where she will work directly with Congress. After attending Washington State for four years, Victory plans on going to Law School and continuing her passion of helping people. Victory is very honored to be able to continue working with the Pullman community and giving back through the Students Book Corporation.

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Kelsey Menolascina, Undergraduate Student Director

Kelsey is an undergraduate student in the Carson College of Business and Honors College making progress toward a major in accounting and minors in Spanish and communication. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she has found her second home in the rolling hills of the Palouse. After graduating from Washington State University, Kelsey plans to become a Certified Public Accountant. She is active with Beta Alpha Psi, Guiding Paws of the Palouse, and Palouse Habitat for Humanity. Kelsey loves to spend her summer days enjoying all the Pacific Northwest has to offer by hiking, camping, and exploring the Columbia River Gorge. She is thankful for the opportunity to contribute her student perspective to the Students Book Corporation Board of Directors.

 
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Arman Jaffarbhoy, Undergraduate Student Director

Arman Jaffarbhoy is from Bellevue, Washington and is preparing to begin his Junior year at Washington State University. He is currently on track to major in Mechanical Engineering and is planning to move into the Rapid Prototype and Development side of the major after graduating. He is a lifeguard for the Washington State Recreation Center pool and the two other pools that are within WSU. Arman greatly enjoys being outdoors, bouldering, playing the piano and upright bass, and being a part of the Washington State University family.

 
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Alicia Booth, Alternate Graduate Student Director

Alicia Booth is from Spokane, WA and currently working on her Master’s degree in Communication. She graduated from Carroll College in 2014 with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing, Management, and International Business. In her free time, she enjoys watching football, singing in the church choir, and hiking around the Palouse. As she nears the end of her program, she is excited to serve on the Board and hopes to leave a lasting impact at WSU which will create an amazing experience for future Cougs!

 
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Bryan Krych, Alternate Undergraduate Student Director

Bryan is an undergraduate student from Spokane, Washington and transferred from Iowa State University at the start of his sophomore year. He is working towards a degree in chemical engineering with a minor in mathematics. Bryan’s career goals include working in the field of research and development of technology. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, where he has had the opportunity to help lead a large fundraising event for the fraternity. In his free time, Bryan enjoys exercising, water sports, and fishing. Bryan hopes to use his position on the board to promote a positive student experience for current and future Cougs.

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Jack Lehman, Alternate Undergraduate Student Director

Jack is an undergraduate pursuing a double major in Finance and Management-Innovation and Change and a minor in Film Studies. He spent the summer 2018 studying abroad and interning with Rubicon Mortgage Fund, a local real estate company. He will spend the summer of 2019 as a finance intern with The Boeing Company. Professionally, Jack aspires to work in the finance department of a larger corporation while pursuing a Master’s Degree. Jack runs and operates his own business in which he creates a biweekly video essay that looks at various aspects of cinema and filmmaking. In his spare time, Jack enjoys bowling, hiking, chess, and to spend time with friends and family.

 
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Terry Boston, Administrative Director

Terry Boston is the Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations, Student Affairs at Washington State University. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Washington State University.
Terry has been with WSU for over 24 years. He began as an Accountant Principal in 1995 and subsequently served as the Assistant Director of Housing and Dining, the Director of Administrative Services, and as the Executive Director for Administrative Services. In his role as Associate Vice President, Terry is responsible for Finance, Human Resources, and Operations for the Division Student Affairs. Several of the departments he has direct oversight provide services to students, faculty and staff, which include Administrative Services, Housing, Dining, Auxiliary Maintenance Services, Campus Vending, Compton Union Building (CUB), Chinook, CougarCard Center, and Student Recreation Center.
Terry’s affiliations include the Association of College & University Housing Officers-International; National Association of College & University Food Services; National Association of College Auxiliary Services; National Association of College and University Business Officers; and Western Association of College and University Business Officers.

 
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Victoria Murray, Administrative Director

Vicky’s career at WSU began nearly 35 years ago, and includes a variety of roles in both academic areas as well as central administrative units. In addition to her experience in budget and planning, her background 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. Additionally, she provides administrative oversight for the Palouse Ridge Golf Club and Banyans on the Ridge.

Vicky’s current committee responsibilities include: Whitcom E-911 Executive Board and Finance Committee, Chair of the President’s Employee Excellence Committee, Athletics Council, CUB Advisory Board, Emergency Management Advisory Committee, and the Finance and Administration Advisory Council. She previously served on the Student’s Book Corporation Board of Directors from 2005 – 2011, and was reappointed in 2016.

Vicky holds a Bachelor’s 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.

 
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Dr. Kathryn Meier, Faculty Director

Dr. Kay Meier is Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the WSU College of Pharmacy. She has worked on both the Pullman and Spokane campuses of WSU, and has enjoyed years of service to the entire WSU community in the Faculty Senate. Dr. Meier resides primarily in Pullman, where she is an active member of the local community. For example, she has served on the Lentil Festival Committee and as a member of the Moscow Farmer’s Market Board. She engages in several hobbies, including book collecting, and helps to manage a small farm business with her husband Pat. In her professional life, Dr. Meier is very involved in scientific publishing, having served for six years on the Board of Publication Trustees for the American Society of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) which manages the business side of the ASPET journals. She recently began service as Editor-in-Chief for the ASPET journal Molecular Pharmacology. As a student advocate, Dr. Meier is committed to ensuring that WSU students have access to educational materials at an affordable cost, and that books become an essential part of their lives. She also believes that a strong bookstore is an essential part of any vibrant campus, providing a sense of community and presenting a positive face to visitors.

 
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Matt Hudelson, Faculty Director

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 (currently training as Parliamentarian), 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.