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Symposium Coordinators

  • Dr. Chuck Lopez, Ed.D, LPC-r, NCC
    Dr. Chuck Lopez, Ed.D, LPC-r, NCC
    Associate Vice Provost
    117A Showalter Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2202

    Dr. Charles Lopez holds an undergraduate degree in business management, a master's degree in mental health counseling, and a doctorate in educational leadership. His research has focused on the affordability, accessibility, and academic success of military students and their families. Dr. Lopez has served students at Utah State, Tulane, and Stephen F. Austin State University. He has 27 years of experience in areas such as, orientation, counseling, career development, disability services, academic advising, student conduct, and veterans programs.  Dr. Lopez has also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is a licensed professional counselor. 

    At EWU, Dr. Lopez has supported student success in academic advising initiatives, learning commons, TRIO, and working with transfer student population.  As the EWU University College Associate Vice Provost he supports student success by providing high impact practice opportunities for faculty & students.  In addition, Dr. Lopez works closely with faculty in the areas of service learning, undergraduate research, Faculty Commons, General Education, Program Review, Ronald E. McNair Scholars, University Honors Program and upholding academic integrity standards.



  • Freddy Vega
    Freddy Vega
    Symposium Coordinator
    115A Showalter
    Phone: 509-359-6826

    Freddy Vega proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and is honored to be a veteran. He graduated with BA in Communications and a minor in Spanish at EWU.  He also received a Certificate in Leadership & Women and Gender Studies. He graduated in June 2016 with a status of Magna Cum Laude and VP of The National Society of Leadership and Success at Eastern.  He was involved with various other activities aimed at student academic success which provided him an opportunity to be the EWU Symposium Coordinator as a graduate service appointment (GSA). He is now a full time student pursuing his master's in Communication as part of his component of higher education. He currently has a position as Flight Attendant at a major airline for 11 years and plans to use his accomplishments to move into an executive position at his airline or has other aspirations to be a Coordinator for a major corporation or possibly a Sports Team Coordinator. 

  • Michael Watts
    Michael Watts
    Assistant Symposium Coordinator
    115A Showalter
    Phone: 509-359-6826

     Michael Watts graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in international affairs and a minor in Japanese with the status of Magna Cum Laude. He also studied abroad for a year at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in Kobe, Japan studying the Japanese language, culture, and global business. After graduation, he went back to Japan and worked for four years writing English textbooks and designing curriculum in the Kansai area. He recently came back to EWU to pursue a Master's of Science in Communication with an emphasis in cultural communication. Upon graduation, he would like to either pursue a PhD or work as a study abroad coordinator/program developer. 

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