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Presidential Search Committee Members

Presidential Search Committee Members

  • Melissa Alvarado, Alumni Trustee (Class of 1999), Assistant Vice President in Enterprise Risk Management at MassMutual Financial Group (Alumni Association representative), Vice Chair of the Committee
  • Claudia Ciano-Boyce, Ed.D., Professor of Psychology and President, Westfield Chapter of MSCA (Faculty/Westfield MSCA representative)
  • Junior Delgado, Director of Career Center and Employer Relations (Administrator/Westfield APA representative)
  • George Flevotomos, Principal at Demayo Properties and 2nd Vice Chair of WSU Foundation (WSU Foundation representative)
  • Brian Jennings, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics (Faculty/Westfield MSCA representative)
  • Ron'na J'Q Lytle, Administrative Assistant to Departments of Ethnic and Gender Studies, Language and Culture Studies, and Sociology, and AFSCME Unit 1 Steward (Westfield AFSCME representative)
  • Robert Martin, Ph.D., Trustee, Retired former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim President at Framingham State University, Chair of the Committee
  • Lydia Martinez-Alvarez, Trustee, Assistant Superintendent, Springfield Public Schools
  • Juline Mills, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (Academic Administration representative)
  • Thalita Neves, Student Trustee (Class of 2021) (Student Government Association representative)
  • Thomas Simard, Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Finance at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (Mass BHE/DHE representative)
  • Stephen Taksar, Vice President for Administration and Finance (Cabinet representative)
  • Gloria Williams, Ed.D., Trustee, Educational Consultant, Adjunct Professor, and former principal, Springfield Public Schools
  • Jalisa Williams, LP.D., Associate Vice President, Office of Human Resources, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity/Affirmative Action Officer, ex officio, non-voting resource to the committee
  • Jean Beal, secretary to the committee