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 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.
Arielle Schultz '15, member since 2017
Arielle Schultz graduated from WOU with a B.A. in communication and a minor in Spanish. Currently working in healthcare Arielle plans on pursuing a masters in healthcare communication within the next few years. Arielle enjoys crafting, traveling with her husband, and spending time with family.
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.
Image coming soon Bryanna Duke '16, One of our newest Alumni Board members, Bryanna started on the board in July. More information to come.
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!
Heidi Ramp-Rogers '13, member since 2017
Heidi graduated with a B.A. in English, with an emphasis on literature. While at WOU, she participated in the WOU Honors Program, volunteered for Abby's House, and was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She currently works in healthcare but plans to pursue her Masters in Business Administration and an Event Planning certification. Heidi spends her spare time hiking and exploring with her husband, taking classes at her local gym, and crafting. She is never without at least one book in her purse, and is often found reading on her work breaks, road trips, and whenever she has a free moment.
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.
Michele Davis '13, member since 2017
Michele graduated with a B.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with an English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement in 2013 from Western Oregon University. She went on to earn her Masters’ in Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University in 2015. She currently works at a rural K-12 school in the Columbia Gorge as a fifth grade teacher and Title I Director. While at Western Oregon she was a cheerleader and held a variety of different leadership positions, including president, in WOU’s ASCD Student Chapter. Michele brings a background of relationship building, event planning, and community engagement.
Rebecca Adelman '12, member since 2017
Rebecca graduated with a B.A. in International Studies. After college, she spent time in Orlando, FL working at Disney World in a variety of hospitality and event related roles. Rebecca currently works at Eugene, Cascades & Coast – Travel Lane County as the Marketing Manager for Conventions & Sports. Rebecca enjoys going on hikes, visiting the library, traveling and volunteering with her women’s group.
Photo coming soon!Rod Leland '70, '76, member since 2017
russell-jRussell Jones '11, member since 2015

Russell graduated from Western Oregon University in 2011 with a double degree in Law Enforcement and Psychology. Russell currently works at Portland State University as the Assistant Director for Student Leadership & Engagement. Russell met his wife while working at Portland State in 2012. He enjoys going on hikes with his wife and dog, reading, traveling, and volunteering his time in support of education. Western Oregon University has played a significant role in transforming Russell into the person he is today and he happily serves as a member of the alumni to offer a similar experience to others.
ornamentsetc260Tara Preston ’10, member since 2011

Tara graduated with a B.A. in Art in 2010. After graduation from WOU she interned as graphic artist with the Salem Art Association. Tara has been working as program assistant at Travel Salem the convention and visitors association for Marion and Polk counties since November 2010. Tara is an emerging artist with multiple group & solo shows. Tara lives in Independence, Oregon and her hobbies include: gardening, reading and hiking.
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.
Travis Meuwissen '14, member since 2016
Travis is a former ASWOU Student Body President and is actively involved with work at the state capitol in Salem.
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.







Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

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