CCAA Advisory Board

The CCAA Advisory Board is the leadership group of the Alumni Association and is made up of alumni volunteers who are committed to the success of the CCAA. The advice given by this group is integral to the mission of CCAA, which is to foster lasting relationships with students, alumni and friends worldwide.

We officially meet three times a year – twice on main campus in Columbia, Missouri, and once virtually. Travel expenses for onsite board meetings are paid for by the college. Board members are also provided with weekly updates and communicate regularly with the Alumni Relations office to help increase alumni affinity with the college.


Jonathan Dudley '10 - Chair
St. Louis, Missouri
Columbia College Day Program

Debra Carnahan ’82 - Vice Chair
St. Louis, Missouri
Columbia College Day Program

Bill Johnston '82 - Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees
Columbia, Missouri
Columbia College Day Program


Allen Butler ’07
Wheeling, Illinois
Columbia College-Lake County

Whitney Jones ’16 ’19 & ’20
Dallas, Texas
Columbia College-St. Louis

Jeannie M. Lahman ’18
Centertown, Missouri
Columbia College Online Program

Bill Leeper '04
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Columbia College-NAS Jacksonville

Chris Lievsay '09 & '11
Blue Springs, Missouri
Columbia College-Kansas City

Joshua Muder '99
Olathe, Kansas
Columbia College Day Program

Joe Nicchetta ’79
Glenview, Illinois
Columbia College Day Program

Ed Sasan '11
Harvest, Alabama
Columbia College-Redstone Arsenal

Corbin Umstattd ’12
Columbia, Missouri
Columbia College Day & Online Programs


Suzanne Rothwell
Vice President of Advancement

Keith McIver
Director, Alumni Development

Carolyn Preul
Associate Director, Advancement Communications

Keiyana Austin
Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations

Get to know your Advisory Board representatives.

Honor Roll: CCAA Past Presidents