Mission Statement

The UNLV College of Education Alumni Chapter Board of Directors is the driving force behind a strong relationship between UNLV’s College of Education, its alumni, and its friends. Through outreach, engagement, and philanthropy, our goal is to benefit the greater UNLV community and next generation of professionals. Our members represent many aspects of the educational field at all levels - classroom teachers, counselors and psychologists, human services professionals, researchers, subject specialists, and more.

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How to Get Involved

We are always looking for assistance from our amazing alumni. Whether you help us plan an alumni social, serve on one of our committees, or assist at an event’s registration desk, any amount of help is valuable. Note that if you’re looking to serve on the board of directors, we hold elections each fall for the following year.

Let us know how you want to get involved by completing our Alumni Involvement interest form or email Jenn Oshiro Rivers, our staff liaison.

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Executive Committee

Yvonne Randall, '06

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Yvonne Randall, EdD, MHA, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a long-time educator who has taught in occupational therapy, occupational science, educational leadership, and special education/early childhood education academic programs for over twenty-five years. She is passionate about her profession and has served in a variety of positions at the state and national levels, including: Chairperson – The American…

Deanne Moyle-Hicks

Vice President
Deanne Moyle-Hicks
Deanne Moyle-Hicks, the 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year, is a 30-year teaching veteran who holds a National Board Certification in literacy. She graduated from Eureka High, a rural school in central Nevada, and then earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University Nevada, Las Vegas. While teaching in Elko, NV, she completed a master’s degree from Lesley University. Deanne has taught…

Allison Crawford

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Allison Crawford graduated from UNLV in May 2020 with her bachelor of science in secondary math education. During her time at UNLV, she was involved as an orientation leader, member of the Star of Nevada Marching Band and UNLV Pep Band, performed as Feature Twirler, and served as president for the COE student organization Rebel Educators. She recently graduated with her master of science in…

Steve Hendricks

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Steve Hendricks (UNLV ’20, MA Educational Policy & Leadership) is in his nineteenth year as an educator and is a recently appointed administrator with the Clark County School District at Arbor View High School.  He holds degrees from BYU (’04, bachelor of arts in history teaching, minor Spanish teaching), the University of Phoenix  (master of arts in curriculum & instruction)…

Katrina Harris

Member at Large
Katrina Harris
Katrina Harris is professor emerita at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and teaches part-time in the Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services. She is a licensed CPC intern with a mental health private practice and a certified life coach.


Jeanneth Warren-Cortez

Jeanneth Warren-Cortez
Jeanneth Warren-Cortez (also known as Ms. Jay) is a UNLV alumna from the class of 2009. Currently, she is a lead education training and curriculum specialist. Her goals are to both support and empower UNLV alumni to value their accomplishments and knowledge of their education. Jeanneth’s philosophy is that no matter how long it takes someone to begin their educational journey, their efforts to…

Jennifer Lougee

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Jennifer Lougee has worked in Education for the last 26 years. She currently works for the Clark County School District as a 1st grade teacher. In her ten years with the district, she has taught kindergarten, first, and second grade. As a passionate educator, Jennifer has earned her masters in early childhood as well as a masters in English language learning. She is also a National Board…

John Starkey, M.Ed.

John Starkey
John Joseph Starkey (he/him/his) is a West Virginia native who began his college experience in 2005 as an undergrad at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). John spent his undergraduate career pursuing a B.S.B.A. in marketing from Lee Business School while working for UNLV’s Housing & Residential Life Office. Working in the residence halls and being involved on UNLV’s campus inspired…

Ex-Officio Directors

Ryan Max Ocampo

Ex-Officio Director
Ryan Max Ocampo
Ryan Max Ocampo is a UNLV College of Education alum from the class of 2016. Since graduating, he has been an educator in Clark County School District teaching English at Valley High School. He has held a number of extra curricular advisor roles including swim and dive coach, Key Club advisor, and STUCO advisor for the class of 2025. Born of immigrant parents from the Philippines, Ryan believes…

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