PULLMAN – Two administrators will take on new student-focused roles at the WSU College of Education, effective Aug. 3.

Angie Hammond
will direct the Office of Student Services, which assists undergraduates, and Jason Sievers will coordinate activities of the Office of Graduate Studies, said Phyllis Erdman, interim dean of the college.

Hammond’s position will involve collaboration with the Department of Teaching & Learning and the Department of Educational Leadership & Counseling Psychology, with internal and external constituents, and with the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  She will direct student services staff and oversee management of student records and data collection.

For the past five years, Hammond has been senior academic coordinator of the College of Education’s Office of Graduate Studies.  She holds a marketing degree from the University of Idaho.  She will replace Christine Sodorff, who has been interim director of student services while continuing her role as director of field services for the college’s teacher preparation programs.

Sievers, who received a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the college in May, will serve as liaison to the Education Graduate Organization as well as oversee the Office of Graduate Studies. His work for the college has included directing the Clearinghouse on Native Teaching & Learning, coordinating programs involving graduate students in China and Thailand, and helping organize the Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference.