President's Advisory Groups

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council (DEIC)

HSU Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Membership includes faculty, staff and student representatives from the divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Business and Finance, University Advancement and Associated Students.

Executive Team

Dr. Elavie Ndura and Dr. Edelmira Reynoso

Sub-Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Inclusive Teaching Strategies and Cultural Relevent Pedagogy: Kimberly Vincent-Layton, Nikola Hobbel
  • Faculty and Staff Professional Opportunities Sub-Committee, Jennifer Eichstedt & Sasheen Raymond
  • Hispanic Serving Institution Sub-Committee, Fernando Paz


  • Cedric K. Aaron, Therapist Multicultural Specialist, CAPS Program
  • Kayla Begay, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies
  • Lisa Bond-Maupin, Deputy Chief of Staff & Special Assistant to the President
  • Nikola G. Hobbel, Professor, English Education
  • Tasha Howe, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
  • Katia Karadjova, College Librarian, Natural Resources & Sciences, World Languages & Cultures
  • Jourden Lamar, Associated Students Representative and Assosiated Students Vice President
  • Jenessa Lund, Executive Director, Associated Students
  • Kerri J. Malloy, Lecturer, Native American Studies
  • Meridith Oram, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Community Development Specialist
  • Casey Park, Boards Coordinator, Associated Students
  • Linda Parker, Educational Resource Specialist SDRC
  • Dan Perez-Somia, A.S. Program & Media Coordinator
  • Sasheen Raymond, Administrative Support, Department of Social Work
  • Sheila Rocker Heppe, Director of Extended Educaton and OLLI programs
  • Tracy Smith, Director of Retention thru Academic Mentoring Program
  • Roman Sotomayor, Student, Associated Students Representative
  • Janaee Sykes, Student Assistant, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Brandilynn Villarreal, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Kumi Watanabe-Schock, Community Programming and Media Specialist, Humboldt State Library
  • Kim White, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Mark Wicklund, Associate Director of Assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

President's Community Advisory Committee (PCAC)

The President’s Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) members are appointed by the HSU President to bring their professional perspectives to help inform decision making. Members provide important advice to help guide University priorities, community outreach and relations, governmental affairs, athletics, and other university matters. The committee convenes quarterly. Membership is based on professional affiliation or leadership role and for two-year staggered terms.

  • Lisa Bond-Maupin, Deputy Chief of Staff & Special Assistant to the President, HSU
  • Jenn Capps, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, HSU
  • Joellen Clark Peterson, Communications Specialist, Northern California Small Business Development Center
  • Michelle Collins, Events & Projects Coordinator, President's Office, HSU
  • Karen Diemer, City Manager, City of Arcata
  • Jeremiah Finley, President, HSU Associated Students
  • Keith Flamer, President, College of the Redwoods
  • Ken Fulgham, HSU Faculty Emeritus, HSU
  • Julie Fulkerson, Business Owner
  • Sherie Cornish Gordon, Chief of Staff
  • Mitch Hanna, CEO, Sutter Coast Hospital
  • Tom Jackson, Jr., President
  • Arne Jacobson, Director, Schatz Research Center, HSU
  • Dan Johnson, Owner, The Danco Group of Companies
  • Allie Jones Heemstra, Executive Director, Trinidad Chamber of Commerce
  • Cooper Jones, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, HSU
  • Stephanie Lane, Director of Alumni Relations, HSU
  • Renee Lindsey, President & CEO, Fortuna Chamber of Commerce
  • Sue Long, Mayor, City of Fortuna
  • Roberta Luskin-Hawk, Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph Health
  • Jason Meriwether, Vice President for Enrollment Management, HSU
  • Jesse Miles, Executive Director, McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce
  • Heidi Moore-Guynup, Superintendent, McKinleyville School District
  • Paula Petersen, Presidential Aide, HSU
  • Shahrooz Rooparvar, Vice President for Administration & Finance, HSU
  • Gary Rynerson, Chair, HSU Foundation Board
  • Susan Seaman, Mayor, City of Eureka
  • Glen Senestraro, Superintendent, Fortuna Union High School District
  • Doug Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, Mad River Hospital
  • Tory Starr, Chief Executive Officer, Open Door Community Health Centers
  • Molly Steele, Executive Director, Arcata Chamber of Commerce
  • Pamela Turner, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Compass Community Credit Union
  • Fred Van Vleck, Superintendent, Eureka City Schools
  • Mary Virnoche, HSU Academic Senate Chair and President of the Faculty, HSU
  • Frank Whitlatch, Vice President for Advancement, HSU
  • Donna Wright, CEO & President, Eureka Chamber of Commerce

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 to the University. 


  • Frieda Bennett, Education Director, Quartz Valley Indian Reservation
  • Denise Padgette, Chairperson, Tolowa Dee-Ni' Nation
  • Barry Brenard, Chairperson, Bear River Band
  • Fawn C. Murphy, Chairperson, Resighini Rancheria
  • Ted Hernandez, Chairperson, Wiyot Tribe
  • Byron Nelson, Jr., Chairperson, Hoopa Valley Tribe
  • Virgil Moorehead, Chairperson, Big Lagoon Rancheria
  • Joe James, Chairperson, Yurok Tribe
  • Jack Potter, Chairperson, Redding Rancheria
  • Jason Ramos, Tribal Gaming Commissioner, Blue Lake Rancheria
  • Joshua Saxon, Executive Director, Karuk Tribe
  • Garth Sundberg, Chairperson, Trinidad Rancheria
  • Kayla Super, Chairwoman, Quartz Valley Indian Reservation
  • Shelly Woods, Tribal Services Manager, Elk Valley Rancheria
  • Nievita Bueno Watts, Director, Indian Natural Resource Science & Engineering Program (INRSEP), HSU
  • Leo Canez, Admissions Counselor, HSU
  • Adrienne Colegrove-Raymond, Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP), Native American Center for Academic Excellence (NACAE), HSU
  • Vincent Feliz, Lecturer, HSU Department of Social Work, Council of American Indian Faculty & Staff (CAIFS) Representative, HSU
  • Lonyx Landry, Coordinator, Indian Natural Resource, Science & Engineering Program, HSU
  • Kerri Malloy, Lecturer, Native American Studies, HSU
  • Keith Parker, American Indian Alumni Representative, HSU
  • Sherri Provolt, Yurok Tribe and GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), HSU
  • Seafha Ramos, Yurok/Karuk; National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in Biology, HSU Departments of Biology and Wildlife; Research Associate, HSU Department of Wildlife; College of Natural Resources and Sciences (CNRS) representative
  • Cutcha Risling Baldy, Chair, Native American Studies, HSU
  • Geneva Shaw, Lecturer, Department of Social Work, HSU
  • Marlon Sherman, Professor, Native American Studies, HSU
  • Paula Tripp-Allen, Advisor, Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program, Council of American Indian Faculty & Staff (CAIFS) Representative, HSU

Humboldt State University Foundation

The Humboldt State University Foundation provides expertise, fiduciary oversight, and advocacy to increase charitable giving and manage the endowment and other charitable funds.

Board Officers & Members