Dr. Elizabeth Cox Brand, Executive Director of the Oregon Student Success Center, has held various student affairs positions, in four states, during her nearly 30 years in postsecondary education including: student advisor, enrollment management, marketing, disability services coordinator, dean of two community college campuses, and admission counselor. Elizabeth chose to become involved in OAAA as she is an advocate for students and the great importance of advising in student success plus she wanted to model community college involvement in the association so put her “money where her mouth is” and put her name on the ballot!
Carey Hilbert is currently Associate Head Advisor in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences at OSU and has worked at Oregon State University for 21 years in one form or another of the current CPHHS. She has served on numerous committees across campus but has not had the opportunity to serve in leadership outside OSU. She isexcited to start on the ground floor of helping build an organization serving the advising professionals in our state!
Sarah Kyllo has worked at Oregon State University as a First-Year Advisor for the College of Engineering since Aug. 2014 and prior to her current position, worked as a Student Services Specialist for four years. She has been active in NACADA both at the regional and global level and is always eager to continue to pursue professional development. She was excited when the new Oregon Academic Advising Association was created since it allows advisors to network with colleagues and learn more about what is going on at universities and colleges at the state level in an accessible forum. She’s thrilled about being on the initial leadership committee for OAAA as a way to get involved at the ground level to help build the association up to support, connect, and inform advisors within Oregon.
Brenda Sallee is the Assistant Head Advisor within the Oregon State University College of Business. She has worked in the advising field for 25 years, both at the community college and university level. She decided to get involved in OAAA because she saw that after 25 years in advising, she had not been involved with a professional organization’s leadership yet. She says not only will this be a new experience for her, but it should be a great way to meet new folks and help make a positive influence on our fabulous profession.
Jesse Poole is the Interim Director of Student Success and Advising at Western Oregon University.