President's Office

President's Advisory Council


  • Acts as an advisory and recommending body to the President for issues having college-wide implications.
    • Reviews, considers and seeks input from constituencies on proposed institutional policy changes or additions.
    • Discusses and develops strategies for overall college planning, including prioritization of resource allocation.
  • Promotes communication throughout the campus community.


Following President Sheehan's arrival in June 2008, the President's Advisory Council was formed in August 2008 replacing the former Extended Cabinet. The first meeting was conducted Sept. 15, 2008.

Meeting Minutes

View archived minutes from past committee meetings.

2014-15 Membership

  • Maria Sheehan, TMCC President; President's Advisory Council Chair
  • John Adlish, Professor, Biology; Faculty Senate Chair-Elect
  • Elena Bubnova, Executive Director, Institutional Research Office
  • Donna Clifford, Computer Technologies; Classified Council President
  • Kyle Dalpe, Associate Dean, President's Office
  • Thomas Dobbert, Chief Information Technology Officer (Interim)
  • Armida Fruzzetti, Dean, Division of Liberal Arts
  • Tommie Guy, Computer Technician, Information Technology
  • Andrew Hughes, Director, Admissions and Records
  • Janice Kuper, Professor, Nutrition
  • Estela LeVario-Gutierrez, Dean, Student Services
  • Fred Lokken, Dean, Division of WebCollege
  • Julie Muhle, Coordinator, Dental Assisting
  • Jane Nichols, Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Rich Olson, Assistant Director, Human Resources
  • Theodore Owens, Professor, Music; NFA President
  • Stephanie Prevost, President, Student Government Association
  • Phil Smilanick, Professor, Accounting
  • Rachel Solemsaas, Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services
  • Sharon Wurm, Director, Financial Aid

2014-15 Meetings

The Council meets on the following dates from 9 to 11 a.m. in RDMT 256.

  • September 15, 2014
  • October 20, 2014
  • November 17, 2014
  • December 15, 2014
  • February 9, 2015
  • March 9, 2015
  • April 13, 2015
  • May 11, 2015

Process for Submitting Agenda Items

Please send an email to Nadine Winslow, the President's Executive Assistant, no later than one week prior to the meeting date. Please include any reference material or supporting documentation with your request.

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Calendar of Events

SGA Finance Committee Meeting

Friday, October 24
RDMT 122, Dandini Campus

DRC Disability Awareness Coalition Event

Friday, October 24
Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Dr., Reno