The Honors Advisory Board

2023-2024 Members

Western Faculty

Marion Brodhagen, College of Science and Engineering, Biology
Ryan Dudenbostel, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Music
Mary Hunt, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Human Development
Ed Love, College of Business and Economics, Marketing
Manuel Montaño, College of the Environment, Environmental Studies
Allison Pfeiffer, College of Science and Engineering, Geology
Jun San Juan, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Human Development

Honors Students

Guinevere Smith, Psychology
Gurleen Gill, Elementary Education
Caitlin Starmer, Early Childhood Education

Ex Officio Honors College Members

Scott Linneman, Honors Director
Tristan Goldman, Associate Honors Director


The Honors Advisory Board is composed of faculty from Western's colleges and current Honors students to advise Honors leadership. This includes curricular and programmatic changes and upper-division seminar selection. Advisory Board members support the advancement of Honors College departmental goals as well as Western's mission and strategic goals.


If you would like to learn more, have questions regarding the Honors Advisory Board, or would like to request additional information, please email

Helpful Links

Find information about budgetary items and more.

See "FilterHeader11" and select "Honors Program" for Honors specific retention.

Budget proposals are submitted annually for consideration for internal funding and possible inclusion in future decision packages submitted to the state as part of the university's budget request. The campus community is asked to provide comments on proposals as part of the review process (See WWU Budget Forum).

Updates and News

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