Carmin Corporan is an administrative assistant II in the Office of Graduate and Online Programs. Her background is in management, customer service, and sales. Most recently, she worked as an assistant manager at Goodwill Industries.
Branden Harris is the new fiscal specialist in the Dean’s office. Born and raised in northern Nevada, he received his B.S. in accounting and finance from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has a background in public accounting and is currently working on his CPA license.
Hans Schnabel is a new academic and student success advisor for certified business students in the Carson Center for Student Success. His educational background includes a B.A. in business administration and management from Eastern Washington University and an M.Sc. in human rights and international politics from the University of Glasgow. He has experience working in college course articulation at Eastern Washington University, Running Start advising at Wenatchee Valley College, and certified student advising at Oregon State University.
Allison Sellers is the new student venture manager in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.  She is a first-generation college graduate who holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from Columbus State University and the University of Central Florida, respectively. After graduate school, she began her career in higher education as an events coordinator for professional development events at WSU; most recently, she was a coordinator on the development team at the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics. She brings her experience mentoring students, building relationships, and managing projects to support the growth of the CES and its role as a resource for all WSU students who embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
Soobin Seo is a new assistant professor of hospitality business management at WSU Everett. Her research mostly focuses on food crisis management and measuring the global impacts of food safety events on firms and consumers. By understanding how consumers respond to food safety-related issues or events, she strives to develop better crisis management tactics or communication strategies. One of her recent interests is utilizing smartphones or social media in crisis communication in relation to food safety events. Seo earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University and taught at The Ohio State University until she joined WSU Everett this year.
Bret Vanness is a new academic advisor in the Carson Center for Student Success. Before coming to Carson College, he coordinated the First-Year Seminar at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and worked at several universities in China teaching business writing, business English and English for specific purposes. His educational background includes a bachelor’s in social work from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and an MA in education from Seattle University.
Courtney Wallen is the new fiscal specialist working with the Office of Graduate and Online Programs. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a bachelor’s of science.
Janice Wilson (’83 Bus. Admin.) is a fiscal specialist II in the Dean’s Office. She worked for Community Child Care Center in Pullman for the past 16 years and is a long-time resident of Pullman.