Masters of Ceremony 2015
Ted Pratt and Marli Williams
Dean Ted Pratt, M.Ed. (WWU), has had a record accomplishment at Western Washington University. From managing alumni relations during a key transition to supporting admissions and financial aid initiatives to enhance ethnic diversity among student populations, Pratt has been key to strategic initiatives across the WWU campus. In more recent years, as Dean of Students, Pratt has been looked to as an ethics leader for the university and is leading a successful program to develop and expand staff multicultural competence through training, human resource management, and development. Pratt is considered a visionary by many at Western, and he utilizes his considerable skills and talents to tackle higher education challenges. Pratt is passionate about his work at Western and states, “As Dean of Students, it is my job to insure that students are afforded a quality developmental and learning experience in a safe environment.”
Marli Williams received her Master’s in Education in Student Affairs Administration from WWU in 2010 and has worked in Student Outreach Services as an Academic Support Coordinator since. Her mission in life is to help inspire people to find their passion, discover their purpose and realize their full potential. When Marli is not motivating those around her to achieve their goals, she is playing ultimate Frisbee, trail running with her dog Summit and dancing in her kitchen.