Staff Advisory Council
The purpose and mission of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is to advise the President of the College on behalf of the staff.
The Staff Advisory Council can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there are topics you’d like to bring to our attention, please email us or fill out the form below. Submissions can be kept anonymous.
If you’d prefer to meet in-person, we will be holding staff drop-in hours throughout the semester at various campus locations:
- Thursday, Sept. 21 from 9-10 a.m. at Cleveland Commons
Meet Victoria Wolff '12 in the coffee shop seating.
- Friday, Oct. 13 from Noon-1 p.m. in Memorial 208
Meet with Greg Lecki in is office.
- Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 2-3 p.m. in Penrose Library
Meet Mónica Hernández Williams in the Café '41 Lounge. She is a bilingual representative who speaks English and Spanish. Habla español.
- Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 4-5 p.m. at Penrose House
Meet Veronica Ortiz in Office 101, access through the living room on the first floor. She is a bilingual representative who speaks English and Spanish. Habla español.
- Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 1-2 p.m. via Video Call
Meet Veronica Ortiz via Zoom! She is a bilingual representative who speaks English and Spanish. Habla español.
While not born and raised, I spent the majority of my childhood in Walla Walla before moving far, far away for college. However, the pull of the Pacific Northwest was too strong and I returned to Walla Walla after graduation. I was a substitute teacher for several years before I began working for Whitman in 2012 as a Lab Coordinator for the Biology Department and took over management of the chemical stockroom in 2014. I enjoy being in the academic environment, interacting with students, and geeking out over cool science toys!
I joined the Whitman community 2019, first in the Diversity and Inclusion Office and then transfered to the Residence Life and Housing Team in 2021. I enjoy the logistics and giant puzzle of housing students! There is always something fun and engaging happening in the residence halls which brings joy to my everyday work. Away from the office I enjoy traveling, camping, knitting, reading and hiking with my 2 dogs.
I grew up in several states in the midwestern and southern US before moving to Scotland for a few years. I came back to the US for higher education, studying music theory at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. In 2014 I arrived at Whitman when my partner was hired as permanent faculty, and I taught courses in General Studies, Film & Media Studies, and Music (also at Walla Walla University) before joining the Technology Services department in 2021.
I enjoy just about every kind of food, musicking, languages, my cats, community-developed technology, and other people's cats.
I am originally from the Midwest but came to Walla Walla to attend Whitman, graduating in 2005. While I was working in Boston, I joined the Whitman College Alumni Board and decided I wanted to return to the West. As a development officer at Whitman, I travel around the country meeting with alumni and building support for the school. When I am home, you can find me DIYing house projects, walking or hiking my two dogs, reading with my cat, or socializing with friends.
I live in Milton-Freewater and have been working as a custodian for Residence Life for nine years. I've worked in different buildings around campus and currently work in Stanton Hall.
I grew up in Poland and finished most of my education there as well. I received MSC in horticulture, as the first in my family to receive college degree. I started my international career at The Ohio State University in 2003 within the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. I worked at the International Office in the field of international student exchanges, agricultural internships, visas, recruitment, domestic and international programming. I established exchange programs and visited colleges in dozens of countries all over the world.
I joined Whitman College in December 2019 because of Whitman’s academic reputation, attractive location and growing international student population.
I love being outside! I spend much time gardening, camping or kayaking. I also enjoy cooking, especially baking various types of breads.
I was born, raised, and spent most of my life in the Walla Walla Valley. I earned my degree in Communications specializing in journalism and media production from Washington State University. After moving around the PNW, I moved back to Walla Walla and joined the Whitman College community in 2021. Currently, I work in the Office of Communication and serve on the college's Inclusive Excellence Council as well as the Staff Advisory Board. Outside of work, I enjoy creating makeup videos, being outdoors, spending time with my family, and traveling to new places around the world.
I was born and raised in Walla Walla and have grown to truly love this town and everything it has to offer. I earned my BA as a double major in Political Science - Global and Foreign Languages and Culture - Spanish from Washington State University, and an MA in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Strategic Digital Marketing from Colorado State University. I joined the Whitman College community April 2021, as the Social Media Specialist in the Office of Communications. In May of 2023, I took on a new role as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for the Alumni Office. Outside of work, you'll find me drinking an iced lavender oat latte, walking my dog, running with friends or wine tasting in our beautiful valley.
Working in the Office of Admission gives me the good fortune to travel around the USA and Internationally to recruit students for Whitman, which I enjoy tremendously. I am based in Los Angeles as a regional admission representative. I am an avid snorkeling enthusiast and have been stung by jellyfish in every ocean but one.
I've lived most of my life in the Walla Walla area and graduated in 2020 from Walla Walla Community College with two degrees: Electrical Maintenance and Energy Facilities Management. My hobbies include spending time with my growing family (wife and 2 daughters), being outside and enjoying my free time.
I grew up in Berlin, Germany, and also went to college there. I received my B.A. in English, History and Education from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as well as my Masters of Education with a focus on English and History. Fun Fact: During the 2010-11 academic year I came to Whitman to teach in the German department and I lived in Das Deutsche Haus (The German House) in the Interest House Community. I am also married to a fellow Whittie and I feel deeply connected to the College.
I have been working in higher education for close to 15 years now, always with a focus on student learning. As mentioned, my background is in education and teaching and I am passionate about coaching students and advising them on their academic and professional paths. I enjoy creating meaningful, educational experiences for them through my work in the Career and Community Engagement Center (formerly Student Engagement Center). I've been with the Center since 2014 (in various positions) and now oversee all aspects of Career Education, from one-on-one appointments with students, to leading workshops for student groups, and presenting in the classroom. As part of my role, I also manage the Student Career Advisor program which provides peer-to-peer career education for our students.