Staff

Directory

Cody Rogers Director 907-474-6026
Heidi Shepard Associate Director of SLI 907-474-1170
Ronnie Houchin Associate Director of Student Engagement & ASUAF Advisor 907-474-5153
Michael Willis Pub Manager 907-474-7805
John Renfro Jr Fiscal Tech 907-474-7037
Ryan Keele Building Manager 907-474-7865
RJ Mikulski Marketing Manager 907-474-6028
Christi Kemper Sustainability Coordinator 907-474-5072
Jo Malbert Narvaez Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator 907-474-6369
Caitlin Bernard Prevention & Wellness Coordinator 907-474-6368

 

About the Wood Center staff

Cody Rogers

Cody Rogers

Director of Wood Center

907-474-6026
cbrogers@alaska.edu

Cody Rogers joined the Wood Center staff in September of 2008. A proud alumnus of UAF, she completed her undergraduate degree in 2007 and continued her education by receiving her Masters in Education in Student Affairs Administration at Western Washington University in August of 2008. She serves as the Alaska membership rep for NASPA, and is an active member of the Association of College Unions-International regional IV leadership team. In her time at the Wood Center, she has served as the assistant director of student activities, associate director of programming, and her current position as director since 2018.

Heidi Shepard

Heidi Shepard

Student Involvement Coordinator for the Student Leadership and Involvement Office

907-474-1170
hgshepard@alaska.edu

Heidi Shepard is a UAF alumus who has been working at the University (student, temp, staff!) for eights years. She has held her role in the Student Leadership and Involvement office for four years. Her ideal job title would be "Professional Listener" and her favorite way to spend the day is meeting with students, figuring out how to get them closer to their goals. She is also a certified Gallup Strengths Coach and EPIC Facilitator.

Ronnie Houchin

Ronnie Houchin

Associate Director of Student Engagement & ASUAF Advisor

907-474-5153
rshouchin@alaska.edu

Ronnie made the trek north to Alaska in 2011. Originally from Indiana, Ronnie first worked at Prince William Sound College in Valdez, AK before joining the Wood Center team in 2014. After a few years in UAF's Admissions office, Ronnie returned to the Wood Center in 2018, taking the role of ASUAF advisor. As the associate director for student engagement, Ronnie continues to work with ASUAF, KSUA and Polaris and also supports the Office of Sustainability and the Nanook Diversity and Action Center. Ronnie is passionate about inclusion and loves helping students solve problems and achieve their goals.

Mike Willis

Michael Willis

Pub Manager

907-474-7805
mdwillis@alaska.edu

Mike began working at Wood Center as a student employee in 2012. In 2017, Mike was offered a staff position managing the Pub. Very approachable and welcoming of ideas for how the Pub can best serve its patrons, Mike has a strong appreciation for Pub history and loves to share it with others.

John Renfro

John Renfro Jr

Fiscal Officer

907-474-7037
jwrenfrojr@alaska.edu

John Renfro Jr. is UAF alumn that was born in Fairbanks, AK. Began as a University student employee in 2010; Spent years working with maintenance, 2 years at the College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD), then joined with the Center for Student Engagement (Wood Center) in 2018. John processes/assists CSE departmental and student club purchasing, invoicing, budgets, traveling and raffles.

Ryan Keele

Ryan Keele

Building Manager

907-474-7865
rjgailorkeele@alaska.edu

Ryan began working for Wood Center as a student employee in the early 2000's, spent two years working at the UAF Office of the Bursar as the Office Manager. He welcomes feedback about the facility and always ready to lend a helping hand.

RJ Mikulski

Christi Kemper

Christi Kemper

Sustainability Coordinator

907-474-5072
cmkemper@alaska.edu

Christi was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She moved to Alaska in 2010 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has been helping students incorporate sustainability into campus life and the greater community since 2013 and is honored to work for one of the most unique and student-driven sustainability programs in the country. If you have an idea to make the UAF community more sustainable give her a call - she'll let you know how to make it happen! 

Jo Malbert Narvaez

Jo Malbert Narvaez

Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

907-474-6369
jhmalbertnarvaez@alaska.edu

Jo has been part of the UAF community since August 2014, first as a student and then as a professional staff member at Residence Life. During his time at UAF, Jo has developed a passion for social justice and advocating for those voices who have been historically marginalized. He is very happy to work with passionate staff and students to make UAF a truly welcoming and inclusive community.

Caitlin Bernard

Caitlin Bernard

Prevention & Wellness Coordinator

907-474-6368
cmbernard@alaska.edu

Caitlin started her UAF journey in July 2018 as a Resident Director in Residence Life, where she was able to cultivate her passion for prevention and wellness work.  Caitlin completed her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology at James Madison University in 2018, and her undergraduate degree from Drexel University in 2015. Caitlin is originally from Vermont and loves trail running, hiking, skiing, and all things outdoors.  You will likely spot her on the UAF trails with her dog, Callie.