Advisory Groups | Center of Southwest Studies

Advisory Groups



The Community Advisory Board assists CSWS staff in supporting the Center’s mission.  More specifically, the goals and purpose of the board are to:

  • provide input on the Center’s strategic plan and programming;
  • advise CSWS staff on fundraising initiatives;
  • assist Center staff in expanding both regional and national partnerships;
  • advocate for the preservation of CSWS collections;
  • promote public awareness of the Center’s collections, programming, and mission;
  • provide additional advice and expertise to Center staff as required.


Board Members:

  • Richard Ballantine
  • Henry Hooper
  • Robert McDaniel
  • Kay Phelps
  • Bev Rich
  • Crystal Rizzo
  • Elayne Silversmith
  • La Titia Taylor




The Campus Advisory Committee consists of faculty and staff from a range of fields. The committee is responsible for supporting CSWS staff, students, and volunteers in all museum, archives, and library activities in alignment with the Center’s mission, with particular emphasis on academic engagement and building campus partnerships. Committee duties include, but are not limited to:

  • making recommendations related to the Center’s programs and services;
  • serving as a liaison between the Center and the rest of the College community, expanding the Center’s outreach and presence on campus;
  • advising CSWS staff on matters pertaining to the Center’s strategic plan;
  • providing input on the implementation of CSWS policies and procedures;
  • supporting CSWS staff with additional advice and expertise as required.


Committee Members:

  • Meg Alvarado-Saggese, Assistant Professor, Native American & Indigenous Studies
  • Majel Boxer, Chair & Associate Professor, Native American & Indigenous Studies
  • Liz Cartwright, Senior Lecturer, Teachers Education Department
  • Tyler Dunn, Interim Director, Reed Library
  • Gretchen Gray, College Records Manager and Library Specialist, Center of Southwest Studies
  • Paul Kuenker, Assistant Professor, History
  • Corey McCullough, Assistant Professor, English
  • Candace Nadon, Associate Professor, English
  • Cory Pillen, Associate Professor, Art & Design; Director, Center of Southwest Studies
  • Cristian A. Sepulveda, Assistant Professor, Marketing
  • Heather Shotton, Vice President for Diversity Affairs

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Library Reference Desk: 970-382-6982
Archives: 970-247-7126
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