• AASCU Staff

    AASCU staff listed in this directory have volunteered to provide their phone number and/or email address to assist those who have a specific interest in contacting them about association programs or services. It is not a listing of all AASCU employees.


    Office of the President

    Muriel A. Howard
    President

    Rose Jordan
    Senior Executive Assistant to the President  

    Mary Evans Sias
    Director of MLI and Assistant to the President

    Division of Academic Leadership and Change

    George L. Mehaffy
    Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change
    202-478-4672

    Jolanda M. Westerhof
    Associate Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change
    Director, Teacher Education
    202-478-4649

    Arlene Jackson

    Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives
    202-478-7834

    Jo Arney
    Program Director, Re-Imagining the First Year     
    202-478-7830

    Amanda Cook
    Program Manager 
    202-478-4693

    Jody Dixon
    Program Coordinator, Global Initiatives
    202-478-7814

    Jennifer Domagal-Goldman
    National Manager, American Democracy Project
    202-478-7833 

    Felicia Durham
    ALC Meeting Registrar 
    202-478-4673 

    Robin Ellis
    Director, AASCU's Frontier Set                                   
    202-478-7839 

    Nyala Watkins
    Program Manager, Student Success Initiative
    202-478-4699

    Verdis L. Robinson
    National Director, The Democracy Commitment (TDC)
    The Democracy Commitment
    202-478-4656

    Division of Administration and Finance

    Cathy Perry Jones
    Vice President for Administration and Finance
    202-478-4681

    Amy Stake
    Controller
    202-478-4686

    Tracye Weeks
    Human Resource Manager
    202-478-7836

    Division of Communications

    Susan M. Chilcott
    Vice President for Communications
    202-478-4661

    Vilma Ayala
    Staff Associate
    202-478-4663

    Jennifer Dawn Walpole
    Director of Communications
    202-478-4665    

    Ina Soepangkat
    Creative Director of Print and Digital Media
    202-478-4664

    Sara Suttle
    Graphic Designer                             
    202-478-4662

    Division of Government Relations and Policy Analysis

    Michael C. Zola, Esq.
    Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4651

    Barmak Nassirian
    Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis 
    202-478-4653 

    Thomas L. Harnisch
    Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4660

    Makese S. Motley
    Program Manager and Assistant Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4652

    Emily Parker
    Senior Associate, Research & Policy 
    202-478-4659

    Tonja King
    Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4657

    Dylan Opalich
    Assistant Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4691

    Patricia Smith
    Senior Federal Policy Consultant
    202-478-4658

    Division of Leadership Development and Member Services

    Toyia K. Younger
    Vice President Leadership Development and Membership Services
    202-478-4644

    Elise Barron Marrs
    Executive Assistant to Vice President
    Leadership Development and Member Services
    202-478-4675    

    Ramona Crawford
    Director, Sponsorships and Corporate Partner Engagement
    202-478-4643

    Adrienne Mosley Vincent
    Senior Program Manager, Partnerships & Special Projects
    202-478-4645

    Cai Owens
    Program Manager, MLI
    202-478-4655

    Jennifer Whitson
    Senior Program Associate
    202-478-4646

    Grants Resource Center

    Erika Thompson
    Interim Director 
    202-478-4713

    Frank Graeff
    Program Advisor
    202-478-4709

    Allyson Lords
    Office Operations Manager
    202-478-7835

    Kenneth McDonald
    Program Associate
    202-478-4708

    Richard Wellons
    Program Manager
    202-478-4714

    Alex O. Wood
    Program Advisor
    202-478-4710

    Meetings Office

    Danita Young
    Project Director, Leadership Development and Meeting Operations
    202-478-4677

    Division of Military and Veterans Partnerships

    John R. Ballard
    Vice President for Military and Veterans Partnerships
    202-667-0079

    Erica Grant
    Assistant Director for Administration
    202-667-0079

    Gerard Walsh
    Assistant Director for the Degree Network System
    202-667-0079

    Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

    For a complete listing of SOC Staff Directory, click here