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
Columbia, Missouri
Columbia College Day Program

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

Ann Merrifield - Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Columbia, Missouri

Suzanne Rothwell - Vice President of Advancement
Columbia, Missouri


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

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

Whitney Jones ’16 & ’19
St. Louis, Missouri
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

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

Norris Tanner '10
Kansas City, Missouri
Columbia College-Kansas City

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

Carol Winkler '93
Columbia, Missouri
Columbia College Evening Program

Get to know your Advisory Board representatives.

Honor Roll: CCAA Past Presidents