The Dean's Office

Jeff Wright, Dean



David Bover, Associate Dean


David was first hired by Western Washington University in 2002 as Professor and Chair of Computer Science.  He served as department chair for eight years and as Associate Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology since January 2011.  Before coming to Western, David worked as a software engineering consultant specializing in software quality assurance, computer security and signal processing for radar systems.
More recently, David has developed the curriculum for the final two years of a new baccalaureate program on computer and information systems security, offered in conjunction with Whatcom Community College.  He also mentors the WWU student cyber defense team that competes annually in a regional competition.

Contacting David:


Susan Hoidal, Operations Manager

Sue came to Western after a number of years in administration for the Bellingham School District’s Special Education Program.  She now oversees the college budgets, space needs, limited term faculty needs and all of the processes and procedures that keep the college humming along.  If you have questions about procedures surrounding tenure and promotion, faculty or staff evaluations, vacancy pools, travel, annual fee proposals, summer session, or any number of other items, you will most likely be referred to  her.  Sue and her husband Steve have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren and enjoy spending their time on outdoor activities of all kinds.

Contacting Susan:


Tonya Alexander

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Jennifer Mott, Program Coordinator

Jennifer is our Program Coordinator and may be the second friendly voice you hear when you call us! Among other things, Jennifer is our webmaster, graphics designer, and liaison for the Western Foundation office, which makes her key in our development and outreach efforts. Jennifer is a self-professed computer geek who loves the outdoors and is a proud mom of three school-aged children.

Contacting Jennifer: