Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Washington State University

Advisory Board

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.

  • Lindsey Elhart Baker
    (’14 Finance)
  • Victor Charoonsophonsak
    (’17 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ross Cook
    (’01 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rossetti Farrell
    (’14 Economic Sciences)
  • Andrew Flanagan
    (’04 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rebecca Flanagan
    (’04 Political Science)
  • Geo Guillen
    (’11 Management Information Systems)
  • Janece Herzog
    (’84 Business Administration/Accounting)
  • Ted Herzog
    (’84 Business Administration/Accounting)
  • Quynh Le, DO
    (’09 Biochemistry)
  • Ngoc Le
    (’11 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Lewis C. Lee
    (’88 Electrical Engineering and Business Administration)
  • Dave McGoldrick
    (’65 Political Science Pre-Law)
  • Jessica (Caldwell) Nazario
    (’99 Communications)
  • Lindsay Sandler
    (’13 Mechanical Engineering)
  • Kelley Sowards
    (’93 Mechanical Engineering; ’07 M.A.Ed.)
  • Alyssa Norris
    (’18 Civil Engineering)
  • Michelle Maley
    (’12 Finance/ Political Science (Pre-Law)/ Minor in Spanish )


  • Wayne Asmussen
    Microsoft Corporation
    (’86 Business Administration/Finance)
  • Carole Butkus
    President, Butkus Consulting
    (’65 General Physical Sciences, ’91 MBA)
  • Cassa Hanon
    VP of Developer Relations,
    Community and Content for Educative
    (’83 Computer Science)
  • 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)
  • Diana Kirkbride
    Kindergarten Teacher (Retired), North Thurston Public Schools
    (’69 Education/Elementary Education)
  • Colin White
    Owner and Founder
    Carls Invest
    (’03 Business Administration/E-Commerce/MIS)

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)
Principal / Mechanical Engineer, Interface Engineering Inc.
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 of Developer Relations,
Community and Content for Educative