First Year Experience Instructors and Staff

Foundations of College Success (FYE 1105) Instructors

Ali Miller

Marketing and Communications Manager, COS
Master of Professional Communication (M.P.C.), Weber State University
Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies, Weber State University
Associates of Science in General Studies, Weber State University
Favorite quote and please ask me why, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." - Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Andy Young

Unmatched Dedication Award, 2023
Director of Admissions Operations
M.Ed., College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University
B.S., Communication/Public Relations, Weber State University
Fun fact: Andy has run 14 half marathons and one full marathon!
Favorite quote: "What e'er thou art, act well thy part." - Scottish Proverb

Ariel Olson

Assistant Director, FYE
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Weber State University
B.S., Family Studies, Weber State University
A.S., General Studies, Weber State University
Favorite quote: "There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for." - Samwise Gamgee

Brandon Kaleo Flores

Brandon Kaleo Flores

Instructor of the Year, 2023
Executive Director of Belonging for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
M.A., Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University
B.S., Psychology Teaching, Weber State University
A.S., General Studies, Snow College
Favorite saying: "Enjoy the journey."

Cori Horne

Unmatched Dedication Award, 2022
University Registrar, Registrar's Office
M.F.A., Creative Writing- Poetry, University of Arizona
B.A., Creative Writing, University of Central Missouri
Fun fact: Cori loves listening to hip hop and hiking with her spaniel, Franklin.

Dana Gibson

Proposal Development Officer, Office of Sponsored Projects
M.A., English, Weber State University
B.S., English, Weber State University
Favorite quote: "You gotta laugh at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't." - The Indigo Girls

Darcy Gregg

Instructor of the Year, 2014
Senior Academic Advisor, Department of Child & Family Studies
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Weber State University
B.S., Home Economics Education, North Dakota State University
A.S., Lake Region Community College
Favorite quote: "Attitude is everything." - Author Unknown (attributed to Pastor Dr. Charles Stanley)

Debbie Hansen

Financial Analyst, Division of Continuing Education
M.A., English, Weber State University
B.I.S., Emphasis Areas: CHF, ENGL, BST, Weber State University
A.A., General Studies, Weber State University
Favorite quote: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

Emily Romo-Hendrix

Academic Advisor, College of Science
M.S., College Counseling and Student Development, Azusa Pacific University
B.A., English (minor in Biology), University of La Verne
Favorite quote: "Remember where you came from and never lose sight of where you are going."

Jacob Wilkey

Senior Career Counselor and Employment Advisor, Career Services
M.S., Psychology—School Counseling, Utah State University
B.S., Parks and Recreation, Management of Human Resources Minor, Utah State University
Favorite quote: "Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion!" - Rudy Tomjanovich

Jamie Call

Associate Registrar for Records and Transfer
M. Ed. Higher Education Leadership, Weber State University
BS Social Science Composite Teaching, (History, Geography, Anthropology, Psychology), Weber State University
Favorite quote: "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread" Edward Abbey

Dr. Jessica Oyler

Vice President of Student Access & Success
Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Utah
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, San Diego State University
B.S., Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology
Favorite quote: "Great things never come from comfort zones."

Karen Hicks

Lead Academic Advisor, GSBE
M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology
M.S., Academic Advising
B.S., Business Management

Favorite quote: "Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James B. Conant

Kenneth Johnson

Starfish Coordinator for Student Access & Success
M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Weber State University
B.S., Organizational Management, Ashford University
Favorite quote: "Short term pain for long term gain."

Lori Drake

Instructor of the Year, 2016
Adjunct Instructor, Weber State University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Weber State University
B.S., Professional Sales, Weber State University

Molly Ward

Instructor of the Year, 2022
Director, Shepherd Union
M.Ed., Education, University of South Carolina Columbia
B.S., Social Work and Spanish, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Morgan Voet

Assistant Director, FYE
M.A., English, Weber State University
B.A., English, Weber State University
A.A., General Studies, Weber State University

Nancy Jarvis

Senior IT Policy, Planning, and Assessment Administrator
M.A., English, Weber State University
B.S., Marketing/Business Administration, Weber State University

Noah Erb

Assistant Director of Data and Technology, Dual Enrollment
M.S., Athletic Training, Weber State University
B.S., Athletic Therapy (Nutrition Education), Weber State University
B.S., Exercise & Sports Science (Fitness Professional), Weber State University
Fun fact: I grew up in the Middle East and enjoy learning about other cultures

Rainie Ingram

Instructor of the Year, 2021
Graduate Enrollment Director, EAST
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Weber State University
B.A., Communication/Public Relations, Weber State University
Favorite quote: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou

Richard Campos

Assistant Director, General Studies Advisement Marketing, Student Success Center
M.Ed., College Student Personnel, Ohio University
B.S., Criminal Justice, Weber State University
A.S., General Studies, Weber State University

Shandel Hadlock

Instructor of the Year, 2018
Instructional Designer & Training Specialist, WSU Online
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Weber State University
B.A., English, Weber State University
A.A., General Studies, Weber State University
Favorite quote: "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

Susan Myers

Adjunct Instructor, HPER and Education Departments
M.S., College Instruction/Recreation Management
B.A., Recreation
Fun fact: Susan started body building at the age of 46.
Favorite quote: "Hard, but possible."

Teresa Martinez

Program Coordinator & Interim Co-Director, Center for Community Engaged Learning
Ph.D. student, Education, Culture, & Society, University of Utah
M.S., Master in Healthcare Administration, Weber State University
B.S., Health Promotion, Weber State University
A.S., General Education, Salt Lake Community College
Fun fact: Teresa was recruited on a full-ride soccer scholarship to play for WSU in 2007, and remained on the team for three years.

Dr. Trena Roueche

Instructor of the Year, 2020
Director, GEAR UP Ogden
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy, Arogsy University
M.Ed., Education/Deaf Education, Utah State University
B.A., Child and Family Studies, Weber State University

Yulia Goff

Director, Veterans Upward Bound
TESOL Certificate, University of Utah
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Weber State University
B.A., English, Weber State University
Favorite quote: "If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." - Zig Ziglar

FYE Peer Mentoring & Leadership Seminar (FYE 3170) Instructors

Ashley Owens

Director, First Year & Family Programs
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Weber State University
B.A., Spanish and Professional Sales, Weber State University
A.A., General Studies, Weber State University
Fun fact: Ashley competed on WSU's rodeo team as a student.

Morgan Voet

Assistant Director, First Year Experience
M.A., English, Weber State University
B.A., English, Weber State University
A.A., General Studies, Weber State University
Fun fact: Morgan has twin human babies.

Ariel Olson

Assistant Director, First Year Experience
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Weber State University
B.S., Family Studies, Weber State University
A.S., General Studies, Weber State University
Fun fact: Ariel was the president of WSU's Cat Club for two years.


Prospective Instructors

When FYE adjunct positions become available, they will be posted at https://jobs.weber.edu.

Am I qualified?

  • Masters Degree
  • One year of Weber State University employment

How do I apply?

If you meet the minimum qualifications, please submit the following materials to https://jobs.weber.edu:

  • Current vita
  • Official transcripts from the universities where you received your degrees
  • Letter of interest that explains why you are qualified to teach in FYE

Once selected, additional training will be required. Please address questions to First Year Experience at fye@weber.edu or 801-626-6752.

Last updated 01/28/22