The office of ADVANCE at WSU coordinates programs and activities; organizes, monitors, and assesses institutional progress; oversees the faculty-friendly policy review and proposal processes; and disseminates results and best practices to the broader academic community. The office operates under direction of the Steering Committee and is located in Lighty Building, Room 190F.


Jennifer Thigpen


Director, ADVANCE at WSU
Associate Professor, Department of History

Dr. Jennifer Thigpen, Director of ADVANCE at WSU, oversees all the ADVANCE at WSU activities, coordinating events and trainings, as well as programs (i.e., the External Mentor, Transitions, and Leadership opportunities).  Jennifer meets monthly with the Departmental Liaisons, and every semester with the ADVANCE at WSU Steering Committee. She provides oversight for program development and faculty friendly initiatives and informs academic units regarding ADVANCE at WSU activities. Dr. Thigpen’s mission is to expand upon the excellent mentoring initiatives already in existence at WSU and to build collaborative relationships across campus.

Student Staff

Sreya Mukherjee


ADVANCE at WSU Graduate Assistant

Sreya is a graduate student in the History Department. She is the ADVANCE at WSU Graduate Assistant and assists with web development, event coordination, and program development.

ADVANCE at WSU Lighty Building, Room 190F  P.O. Box 641061 Pullman, WA 99164-1061

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