Academic Affairs
Standing Committees

Sullivan Leadership Award Committee

  • Membership

    Rebecca Hartley (co-chair)
    Andrea Frangi (co-chair)
    Alexandra Adame
    Vladimir Bejan
    Peter Brous
    Nathan Colaner
    Katya Emm
    Michelle Etchart
    Darrell Goodwin
    Luke Green
    Mileva Huljev
    Rosa Joshi
    Charles Lawrence
    Greg Mason
    Bill McNamara
    Jason Moy
    Melore Nielsen
    Joelle Pretty
    Laurie Prince
    Czarina Ramsay
    Gayle Robinson
    Rebecca Wonderly

    Erin Swezey (Program Director)


    Recruits, reviews, and selects nine Sullivan Leadership Awardees each year from 13 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Winners receive tuition, lodging, and meals for each of four years of study at SU. For more information about the competition please see the Sullivan website.


    Recommendatory to the President, via the Provost.


    Monthly meetings are scheduled fall quarter and weekly meetings are scheduled winter quarter. Extensive time is required outside meetings for committee members to read and evaluate applications. Committee members attend the Leaders' Day and Finalists' Day events of the competition.


    The 22-member committee is appointed in collaboration with the appropriate Deans and Student Development administrators and consists of:
    • 11 staff, 
    • 9 faculty members, 
    • 2 administrators.

    The 11 staff positions are from the following areas:
    • 3 from Admissions (including the Dean or Associate Director), ongoing
    • 1 from Student Financial Services, ongoing
    • 1 from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, ongoing
    • 1 from New Student Programs, ongoing
    • 1 from Office of Fellowships, ongoing
    • 1 from Mission and Ministry, ongoing
    • 1 from Leadership Development, ongoing 
    • 2 from Student Development, rotating 4-year terms 

    The 9 faculty positions are chosen to represent the various undergraduate colleges and schools and serve 5-year terms.

    The 2 administrators are from the Office of the Provost and from Student Development with one permanent position each.

    The committee is co-chaired by one of the faculty members (5-year term) and by the Dean or Associate Director of Admissions (ongoing).

    Reports To

    Charles Lawrence, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Academic Achievement

    Minutes Distribution

    Attendance and general accomplishments to be recorded for each meeting.

    Chair or Contact Person(s)

    Rebecca Hartley, Ph.D., Biology, 206-296-5489 or
    Andrea Frangi, Associate Director of Admissions, 206-296-5812 or  


    The Sullivan Leadership Award was first established in 1989 as a Washington state program to support five student leaders and thereby promote leadership and service for others through ethical vision. As of Academic year 2010 it has grown to include thirteen states with nine awardees. Award recipients are referred to as Sullivan Leaders.