2022 WSU Community Engagement Summit

Tuesday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. Welcome & Land Acknowledgement, Narek Daniyelyan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships, WSU Vancouver 

9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks, Dr. Elizabeth Chilton, Provost and Executive Vice President, WSU Pullman Chancellor 

9:20 a.m. Spark Presentations

  • Health Sciences Community Engagement and Learning Fellows: Making Ripples in Spokane Communities Presenter Kellyan Nguyen, Doctor of Pharmacy (‘22)  
  • Everett Wind Energy Team Presenters Gordon Taub, Scholarly Assistant Professor, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture; Taylor Funk, Integrated Strategic Communications (‘22) 
  • Extension Workforce Development Presenter Christina Sanders, Director, Division of Governmental Studies and Services, WSU Extension  
  • Global Possibilities, Local Impact: Human Development Global Internship Program with Latah Alliance on Mental Illness (LAMI) Presenters Sharlisa Davis, Latah Alliance on Mental Illness (LAMI), Kim Padilla, Human Development (‘22), Katie Forsythe, Director, WSU Transformational Change Initiative & Instructor, Department of Human Development 

10:05 a.m. Break 5 minutes

10:10 a.m. Spark Presentations

  • Pullman: Raising Awareness and Inspiring Change Presenters Cara Hawkins-Jedlicka, Assistant Professor, Murrow College of Communication; Jill McCluskey, President and Co-Founder, McCluskey Foundation; Laurie Quiring, Executive Director, McCluskey Foundation; Linda Mittelhammer, Director of Community and University Relations, McCluskey Foundation 
  • Community Engagement in a Large Lower-Division Science Course Presenter Michael Berger, Scholarly Associate Professor, School of the Environment and School of Biological Sciences
  • DTC & The Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Presenters Raul Contreras, Communications, Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Anna Plemons, Associate Vice Chancellor, WSU Tri-Cities  

10:45 a.m. Closing Remarks, Colleen Kerr, WSU Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations & Chief Legislative Officer 

10:55 a.m. Wrap-up and thank you, Tiffanie Braun, Associate Director, Center for Civic Engagement, WSU Pullman