Western Oregon University staff selected for NWCCU fellowship

Pictured from left to right: Malissa Larson, Megan Habermann-Guthrie, Leanne Merrill Ph.D., and Melanie Landon-Hays Ph.D.

MONMOUTH, Ore.Western Oregon University staff from the División de Asuntos Estudiantiles has been selected for The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Mission Fulfillment and Sustainability Fellowship

Megan Habermann-Guthrie, director of New Student & Family Programs, and Malissa Larson, dean of students, were selected to participate in a cohort over the next 18 months. 

The fellowship program is designed to introduce faculty, staff, and administrators from NWCCU institutions to regional and national leaders in various areas such as equity-mindedness, assessment, accreditation, data analysis, quality assurance, educational innovation, and educational effectiveness.

“I am honored and excited to embark on this project to better Western and work with our accreditors more closely on enhancing college life for Western students,” shared Habermann-Guthrie. 

“I’m so excited, and a bit anxious if I am honest, to participate in the NWCCU fellowship. This is an incredible opportunity to not only enrich my path as a professional but also to add tools to better advocate for and support Western students,” shared Larson. She adds that she looks forward to being better and doing better for students. 

Habermann-Guthrie and Larson will join Leanne Merrill Ph.D., professor of mathematics, and Melanie Landon-Hays Ph.D., professor of education and leadership, who are currently participating in a cohort from the Division of Academic Affairs. Together, these teams from Western will contribute to the ongoing efforts of the NWCCU in promoting excellence and innovation in higher education.

Learn more about NWCUU’s Mission Fulfillment and Sustainability Fellowship

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La Western Oregon University, fundada en Monmouth en 1856, es la universidad pública más antigua de Oregón. Con cerca de 4.000 estudiantes, Western es una institución de tamaño medio de la División II de la NCAA, con aproximadamente 80% de sus estudiantes procedentes del estado. En particular, su diverso alumnado está formado por personas de orígenes subrepresentados, veteranos y estudiantes no tradicionales. Western es el campus preferido en Oregón para aquellos que buscan una educación enriquecedora en un entorno enriquecedor y centrado en el estudiante, caracterizado por una enseñanza dirigida por el profesorado..  Juntos lo conseguiremos.

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