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Carol FaltusCarol Faltus

Executive Assistant to the Provost
Carol.Faltus@cwu.edu
509-963-1401

Carol is the Executive Assistant to the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Life.  Carol has worked at the Central Washington University since May 1991 and has been working in the Provost’s Office since June 2007.  Her position is central to the smooth operation of the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Life, involves a variety of high-level responsibilities that evolve daily.  Carol understands the unique culture and dynamics of Academic and Student Life within the university/college setting.  As a contact in Academic and Student Life, she employs excellent communication skills that reflect accuracy, tact, and represent the Provost's point of view, while ensuring confidentiality and compliance with the full range of university policies and procedures.


Charlene AndrewsCharlene Andrews

Faculty Relations Coordinator
Charlene.Andrews@cwu.edu
509-963-1271

As the Faculty Relations Coordinator, Charlene provides professional contract support for and collaboration with the Provost, Academic Deans, appointing authorities, and others involved in faculty employment and evaluation.  Charlene serves as a labor negotiator responsible for developing and implementing CWU faculty labor relations and collective bargaining policies and strategies.  She is responsible for the oversight of and compliance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement.  In addition to her collective bargaining responsibilities, Charlene is the liaison between all parties involved with faculty workloads and evaluations.  She coordinates and provides oversight for reappointment, tenure, promotion, and post tenure review.  Charlene’s past experiences include K-12, R&D, banking and ranching.


 

Sharon JonassenSharon Jonassen

Senior Academic Finance Manager
Sharon.Jonassen@cwu.edu
509-963-2943

  • Serves as the primary financial advisor to the Provost/Vice President for Academic & Student Life (ASL), and the instructional units within ASL

  • Provides financial reporting and analytics to the Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs and all levels of the Academic and Student Life Division.

  • Oversees faculty development funds

  • Provides training, procedure development and policy support for the Academic and Student Life Division

  • Serves as a liaison between the Provost, Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs and the administrative staff within the Academic and Student Life Division

Sharon is the Senior Academic Finance Manager providing budget, accounting, financial analytics, and policy support to the Academic and Student Life Division. She has been working at Central Washington University since April of 2010. She draws on over twenty plus years of experience including software development, implementation and support; budget, accounting, financial analytics, and change management. Her experience spans public and private sector spanning multi-state and global environments.


Anne SmethurstAnne Smethurst

Administrative Assistant 3
Anne.Smethurst@cwu.edu
509-963-1400

Anne is the Administrative Assistant 3, providing coordination and managing general office operations for the Office of the Provost.  She demonstrates professionalism and courtesy in dealing with students, faculty, staff, and external entities.  Anne provides clerical and administrative support to the Provost, the Faculty Relations Coordinator, and the Senior Academic Financial Manager. She works closely with other staff in the Office of the Provost on a variety of issues and projects.


Gail MackinGail Mackin

Associate Provost, Undergraduate and Faculty Affairs
Gail.Mackin@cwu.edu
 

Gail Mackin is the associate provost of undergraduate and faculty affairs. She is responsible for assisting and providing support for academic and student life units across colleges, centers, and departments. Mackin previously was senior associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and worked with faculty and department chairs in the college to coordinate curriculum development and assessment, formulate and implement scheduling strategies, create and review college-wide policies and processes, and analyze data to initiate improvements within the college. AT NKU, Mackin also served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, interim chair (and assistant chair) of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and professor of mathematics.

Mackin earned her PhD and MS in mathematics from Virginia Tech and has a BS in mathematics and physics from Keene State College in New Hampshire.


Bernadette JungblutBernadette Jungblut

Associate Provost, Accreditation, Academic Planning, and Assessment
Bernadette.Jungblut@cwu.edu
509-963-1689

Bernadette Jungblut is associate provost for accreditation, academic planning, and assessment. She is responsible for university efforts in the areas of accreditation, academic program planning and assessment, strategic planning, and general education. Prior to coming to CWU, Jungblut served as West Virginia University’s executive director for academic success initiatives and the first-year experience, and as university assessment officer in the Office of the Provost.

Jungblut received her bachelor’s degree at Binghamton University and her master’s and PhD degrees at Rice University, all in political science.


 

Gayla StonerGayla Stoner

Associate Provost, Extended Learning and Outreach

Gayla.Stoner@cwu.edu

Gayla Stoner is the associate provost for Extended Learning and Outreach. She is responsible for off-campus academic program operations and is responsible for developing, growing, and overseeing academic activity and operations at university centers. She also provides coordination of the office for multimodal learning and leadership in the development and growth of online academic programs. Stoner previously served as executive director of UIC Extended Campus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to that she worked for 17 years at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, including as director of the Extended Campus, where she oversaw university-wide development of on- and off-campus initiatives, including summer and winter session.

She has a Master of Science and PhD in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

 

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