Board of Directors

Meet our current board members below. The Board of Directors helps plan and implement alumni programs and events and meets three to four times per year. Board members play a crucial role in the success of the Alumni Association and alumni engagement.  We rely on our board members to help us run events, recruit interested and qualified individuals, mentor current students and recent graduates and be the face of the Alumni Association.

 Want to get involved?

We are currently looking for alumni of OCE and WOSC to join our board. Being a board member takes commitment and initiative but is also very rewarding and will be something you can be proud of and is a great way to give back to your university. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a board member and making a difference in your alma mater so please contact the alumni office at 503-838-8710 or alumni@wou.edu to get more information.

 Our Mission

The Western Oregon University Alumni Association exists to unite in fellowship, promote goodwill in the community, and strengthen our pride and loyalty as Wolves, while increasing the involvement and support in the university and the advancement of future generations of WOU alumni.

Board Members

Amanda Deyerle '03, member since 2017
Received a B.A. in Social Sciences in 2003. While attending WOU, was a member of ASWOU, and a member of MUN. Went on to earn a Masters in Public Administration from Portland State University in 2006. Has spent the past 11 years working for a local legal aid program. Enjoys living in Salem.
Betty Crawford, member since 2015

Betty received her B.A, in elementary education and enjoyed a career as a special education instructor with the Canby School District. After retirement, Betty continues to work with special needs students in various capacities and loves doing so. Her and her husband, Tony, have two children and four grandchildren, whom they enjoy spending time with.
Bryanna Duke '16, Bryanna is a first-generation graduate, earning her B.A. in Communication Studies in 2016. Since graduating, she has continued her career in nonprofit and the public sector. Currently, Bryanna works in communications for the State of Oregon. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, relaxing with cats and a good thriller book, being outdoors with her husband, and helping her community.
CM Hall '00, member since 2020.
CM Hall is a proud Western alum and gleefully makes her home in Newport. She first started at Western in 1992 and graduated with a degree in ASL/English Interpreting. She returned as a staff interpreter in 2006 and has been working since 2007 as an interpreting grant administrator through Western’s RRCD and Division of Deaf& Professional Studies. In 2008, CM introduced the DeafBlind Culture, Communication & Guiding course and the Seabeck DeafBlind Retreat practicum experience to ASL-fluent students. In 2012, CM introduced the LGBTQ Studies course and helped start the Safe Zone and started LGBTQ Alumni Facebook page.


CM received her Master's in Education with an emphasis in LGBTQ and Gender Studies from Oregon State University and is a nationally-certified sign language interpreter. CM is the Co‐Director for the DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center interpreter training grant and teaches DeafBlind Culture, Communication & Guiding as well as LGBTQ sociology courses at Western Oregon University. Among her professional accomplishments, CM co-created DiscoverInterpreting.com, to encourage those considering a career in interpreting. She also created and runs an active Facebook group of the same name. CM regularly provides training and workshops on topics related to interpreting and for several years provided ongoing professional development for sign language interpreters on Guam and Saipan. CM also successfully ran a national campaign to convince the Unicode Consortium to add the ASL “I Love You” handshape to text emoji options on smart devices.
Doug Ladd '88, secretary, member since 2017
oug Ladd grew up in Portland and attended Wilson High School where his father, Clayton Ladd OCE Class of 1963 ,was his football and track coach. Doug served with the Oregon State Police for 25 years. He held various positions working in Patrol, Major Crimes, the Portland Gang Unit and Capitol Mall Patrol, finishing his career as the Station Commander in Roseburg, OR. Doug was a member of the OSP Honor Guard for 23 years. He was also a member of the OSP Mobile Response Team for 13 years. He was an adjunct instructor at the Oregon Public Safety Academy and facilitated classes in leadership through the academy’s Center for Policing Excellence. He retired from OSP in 2015. He holds a BS in Law Enforcement from Western Oregon State College graduating in 1987. He played football and was on the track team while attending WOSC. He is currently employed as the Security Manager at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, OR. Doug and his wife, Donna, reside in Roseburg and have three daughters.
Evan Sorce '10, Vice President, member since 2015
Evan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He then continued his studies at Oregon State University, where he graduated with a Master of Public Policy in 2012. He currently works for Oregon State Representative Paul L Evans as his Chief of Staff. While at WOU Evan was a member of various groups on campus including the Peer Mentors, the Plus Team, and ASWOU. He served as the Student Body President in the 2009-2010 academic year. Evan is thrilled to serve on the alumni board and looks forward to working with current students, helping them connect to future employment and service opportunities.
Photo coming soon!Griffin Bates '03, '05, member since 2017
Photo coming soon!Hannah Anonson '10, member since 2017
Hannah Anonson (Thoman) graduated Western Oregon University in 2010 with a degree in Geography and Communications. She currently has the pleasure of working on Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System at the The Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University. In Hannah's free time she is enjoys spending time with her Husband (another WOU Alumni) traveling and their favorite season is fall due to college football! You can find them at WOU football games tailgating spending time with friends!
Photo coming soon!Jennifer Schoorl '90, member since 2020.
Photo coming soon!Jose Garcia '14, member since 2018


Kelly Noack '13, member since 2017.
Kelly Noack (Gray) has been a board member since 2017 and graduated from WOU with a B.A. in Visual Communication Design. While attending WOU, Kelly worked within University Housing as a Resident Assistant and ARA. Kelly currently works with OSU Extension Service in Marion County as an Outreach Coordinator and Educator leading the 4-H Youth Development program with grades K-12 across the county. She enjoys gardening, cooking, volunteering, and camping around Oregon with her husband, Nic, and puppy, Penny.
Rod Leland '70, '76, member since 2017
Tony Crawford ’80, Past-President, member since 2015

Tony graduated from Oregon College of Education with a B.A. in elementary education. Tony recently retired from a 35 year teaching career as a middle school teacher in Canby, OR. Tony says that his entire teaching career was inspired by the quote posted over the entrance into the former elementary school (Now the ITC building) “Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn.” He and wife, Betty, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, traveling, volunteering and are avid Blazers fans.
Victoria Scholerman ’04, President, member since 2015

Victoria received her B.A. in Elementary Education and has been teaching at an elementary school in Salem for the past several years. During her time at WOU, Victoria was involved in the PLUS team, student government and student advocates. Victoria enjoys spending time with friends and family when she is not working and enjoys getting involved in volunteer opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

(503) 838-8710 | or e-mail: lafone@wou.edu  | Location: The Cottage