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The Honors Advisory Board is made up of alumni and friends of the program that are committed to its tradition of excellence. Their personal and professional accomplishments provide a diverse set of inputs. The members of the group are called upon to offer guidance on a number of topics and issues.


Active Members:

  • Wayne Asmussen
    Microsoft Corporation
    (’86 Business Administration/Finance)
  • Victor Charoonsophonsak
    Consulting Analyst, Accenture
    (’17 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ross Cook
    Senior Manager, Caiman Consulting
    (’01 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Lindsey Elhart
    Fiscal Analyst, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    (’14 Finance)
  • Andrew Flanagan
    Interface Engineering Inc.
    (’04 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Cassa Hanon
    VP Program Management, Oracle
    (’83 Computer Science)
  • Janece Herzog
    Administrator, Pacific Surgical, PC
    (’84 Business Administration/Accounting)
  • Ted Herzog
    Attorney/Partner, Tonkon Torp LLP
    (’84 Business Administration/Accounting)
  • Diana Kirkbride
    Kindergarten Teacher (Retired), North Thurston Public Schools
    (’69 Education/Elementary Education)
  • Lewis C. Lee Attorney/Partner, Lee & Hayes, PLLC
    (’88 Electrical Engineering and Business Administration)
  • Dave McGoldrick
    Attorney/Partner, Law Firm of Morton McGoldrick P.S.
    (’65 Political Science)
  • Lindsay Sandler
    The Boeing Company
    (’13 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Colin White
    Consultant, Matisia Consultants
    (’03 Business Administration/E-Commerce/MIS)

Emeritus:

  • Carole Butkus
    President, Butkus Consulting
    (’65 General Physical Sciences, ’91 MBA)
  • Carl Hauser Associate Professor (Retired), WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    (’75 Computer Science)
  • Kris Herzog
    Manager, Project Management Office, Comtech
    (’89 Business Administration/Marketing)

The Flanagan family“To me, WSU Honors means thoughtfulness and perspective. As a student and alumnus my involvement with WSU Honors prevents knee-jerk reactions to the various situations that life puts me in, and that calmness fuels my confidence to handle any situation.”

Andrew Flanagan (‘04)
Associate/Senior Engineer, Interface Engineering
Pictured with wife, Rebecca (‘04), and children

Dave McGoldrick“The WSU Honors College means to me the highest in academic achievement. It means for WSU students the opportunity to achieve the best education possible. It means for WSU the opportunity to showcase excellence in education and undergraduate research.”

Dave McGoldrick (’65)
Attorney, Law Firm of Morton McGoldrick P.S.

Cassa Hanon“As a student, I honed skills in discussion, research, and interpreting diverse viewpoints. It’s invaluable for WSU to have this offering that enriches the learning of students like me.”

Cassa Hanon (’83)
VP Program Management, Oracle