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EXECUTIVE BOARD

Current Board Members

 

Dr. Pat Akos, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success and Executive Director of Honors and Scholars, University of Tennessee -- Knoxville, CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2022 – 2026

 

Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Dean, Burnett Honors College,

University of Central Florida

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2019 – 2024

 

Dr. Heidi Appel, Dean, Jesup Scott Honors College, University of Toledo

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2021 – 2025

 

Dr. Bethany Blackstone, Dean, JMU Honors College, James Madison University

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2022 – 2026

Dr. Lynda Coon, Dean, Honors College, University of Arkansas

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2019 – 2023

Dr. Jennifer Lease Butts, Associate Vice Provost for Enrichment Programs and Director, Honors Program, University of Connecticut

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2021 – 2024; Conference Chair (2020, 2021)

Conference Chair (Ex Officio)

Dr. Jennifer Reich, Director of the University Honors and Leadership Program University of Colorado, Denver.

Chair and Past Chair, 2022 – 2023

 

Emeritus Board Members

Dr. Charles Adams, Dean, Judy Genshaft Honors College, University of South Florida

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2019 – 2022

Dr. J.D. Bowers, Dean, Honors College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2020 – 2021; CoHE-APLU Executive Director, 2021-2023

Dr. Ilse-Marie Lee, Dean, Davidson Honors College, University of Montana

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2021 – 2022

 

Dr. Jonathan Williamson, Associate Dean, The Honors College,

University of Houston

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2022 – 2023

Dr. Charles “Ted” Wright, Dean, Campuswide Honors Collegium,

University of California – Irvine

CoHE-APLU Board Member, 2021 – 2022

 

Pictured above: CoHE-APLU Leadership at HERU 2022 (Univ. of Houston), left to right: Jonathan Williamson, Heidi Appel, Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres, J.D. Bowers, Jennifer Lease Butts, and Lynda Coon.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Dr. Jonathan Williamson, Associate Dean, Honors College, University of Houston

CoHE-APLU Executive Director, 2024 - present.

 

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR:

Haley Baker, Assistant to the Dean, Honors College, University of Houston

CoHE-APLU Operations Director, 2024 - present.

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