Dr. Carrie Vath
Dr. V (she/her) completed her B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Anthropology from Humboldt State University and her Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Ecology from University of Florida. She uses her ecological background to help students navigate the university ecosystem. Dr. V has lived and traveled abroad in over 30 countries. In her spare time you can find her enjoying the outdoors (hiking, rafting, and relaxing) with her family.
I have an open door policy so feel free to stop by my office (SU 321) or email me Vathc@sou.edu to set up an appointment.
janelle (they/she) believes in education as a tool for change and that positive connections and relationships are key to an equitable, enriching, justice-oriented community where diversity is celebrated.
janelle holds a B.A. in Multicultural and Gender Studies from California State University, Chico and an M.A. in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University. janelle is determined to create an inclusive, challenging, equity and empowerment-oriented atmosphere so that students will not only retain but flourish during their tenure at SOU.
janelle loves creating positive change as much as she loves the ocean and spending time with her brilliant partner and loving family and friends.
Sofi (she/her) earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oregon and is currently working towards a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership.
Sofi is dedicated to cultivating meaningful relationships with students, emphasizing mutual respect, compassion, and understanding. She feels honored to support numerous students on their educational and life paths within Higher Education.
When she is not connecting with students on the SOU campus, Sofi enjoys spending time in nature through adventures like rock climbing, hiking, and road trips with her partner, dog, and two cats.
Coordinator For Student Rights and Responsibilities
This position is currently vacant. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunity or wish to apply, please visit the position link.
Mehmood (he/him) is a licensed social worker with a background in repairing large-scale social problems that affect communities. Mehmood holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in History and Education Studies and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work. Mehmood wants to use the Clinical Care Coordinator position to support the academic and personal growth of SOU students and learn from the interdisciplinary staff at SOU.
When not assisting the SOU student body, Mehmood enjoys working out and rooting on the Lakers and Dodgers.
Jason completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business with a minor in information technology from the University of Phoenix, while representing SOU as an alumnus through the MBA program with a focus on statistical analysis and decision-making.
Outside his professional career, Jason enjoys time with the family and a love for disc golf and video games. With his life experiences Jason’s desire is to help students work through economic concerns while completing their academic goals here at Southern Oregon University.
John Pogue III
John (he/him) has years of case management experience serving residents of Jackson County, Oregon and has strived to impart compassion, respect, and willingness to work with people where they are at in life. John hopes to extend these values to the students at Southern Oregon University.
John holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Oregon University in Sociology. John has utilized his degree to better understand social problems and how social identity may influence different lived experiences.
Outside of work John enjoys reading, cooking, and visiting the Oregon coast.