Voting board members
John Morris, University of Southern Indiana
John Morris is the Faculty Advisor of 95.7 The Spin and an Instructor of Radio & TV at the University of Southern Indiana. John has been at USI since 1992. Prior to his shift to the college life, he worked in radio sports, news and sales at radio stations in Indiana, Idaho and Missouri. John has degrees from the University of Wyoming and Indiana State University. Email John.
Elected 2016, first term expires Dec. 1, 2019.
Dave Asplund, Eastern New Mexico University
Dave Asplund works daily in television operations as a Master Control Operator at KENW PBS New Mexico on Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus, Portales, New Mexico. Cutting his teeth behind the lens as an independent videographer and video editor in the early 2000’s, his work ethic stood out as the work he performed on government and commercial video projects. In the late 2000’s he honed his knowledge of TV/Radio Productions, and became a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers in TV and Radio Operations.
As an educator, he has taught the hands on applications of linear and digital media productions. In working with young professionals just learning their craft at various levels, he has the singular talent to tie students of any experience level the necessary tools future professionals may find useful with older equipment still in use today to high end broadcast equipment so they will gain the complete understanding of all aspects of TV/Video/Radio productions. He is part of an excellent team that provides the bridge from classroom to real life applications using the broadcast hardware, actual writing for broadcast, proven production techniques, and other lessons to make a well taught professional of character and flexibility.
Elected 2015, first term expires Dec. 1, 2018.
Paul Crutcher, Lander University
Paul Crutcher is a 25-year broadcast veteran who currently serves as Broadcast and Emerging Media Specialist at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He is both founder and General Manager for XLR – Lander Radio. Paul teaches both radio and advanced radio production courses for the school while also serving as Director for the Lander University Film Festival – an event held on the Lander campus since 2009. Crutcher recently produced and narrated an audio documentary entitled “The Soul of College Radio” which was featured as part of the worldwide simulcast for College Radio Day 2016. Email Paul.
Elected 2016 as interim, interim term expires Dec. 1, 2017.
Jamie Lynn Gilbert, North Carolina State University
Jamie Lynn Gilbert is the associate director of student media at North Carolina State University and adviser to student radio station WKNC-FM. She began her broadcast career in 1997 at a “mom and pop” AM/FM combo in her hometown of Bad Axe, Mich. As an undergraduate in journalism and telecommunications and film at Eastern Michigan University, Jamie Lynn worked as a board operator and music host for NPR-affiliate WEMU, as news director of the student carrier current station WQBR, and as a news reporter for the Eastern Echo. After graduation she worked as a program producer and jazz music director at CMU Public Radio at Central Michigan University, where she earned two Broadcast Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Jamie Lynn also completed her masters degree in broadcast and cinematic arts at CMU and taught introductory media and public speaking as an adjunct instructor at Saginaw Valley State University. Since starting at NC State in 2006, Jamie Lynn has trained more than 500 students in radio operations, reduced WKNC’s reliance on student fees by more than $30,000, completely revised a 50+ page training and operations manual, mentored students in undergraduate research, and launched an online station history project. She also coordinates student media departmental assessment efforts, including developing annual goals and measuring progress, helps develop and manage a $900,000+ annual budget and manages the department’s website. In 2011, College Media Association named Jamie Lynn an Honor Roll 4-Year Broadcast Adviser. She was one of only seven advisers honored that year and one of only 13 broadcast advisers ever to be recognized by CMA. Jamie Lynn completed NC State’s Pathways Leadership Development Program in 2015, which resulted in her promotion from assistant to associate director. She previously served as secretary of College Broadcasters, Inc and editor of the CBInsights newsletter from 2008-2014. Email Jamie Lynn.
Elected 2016, first term expires Dec. 1, 2019.
Mark Maben, Seton Hall University
Mark Maben is general manager of WSOU-FM at Seton Hall University and a long-time broadcaster and educator. Mark’s broadcasting career began in the early 1980s and he has worn just about every hat there is in radio, including building and running a station from construction permit to full operation. Mark greatly enjoys teaching and mentoring students. Email Mark.
Appointed interim 2010, elected 2011, re-elected 2014, second term expires Dec. 1, 2017.
IT Content Director
Jessica Clary, SCAD Atlanta
Jessica Clary is assistant director of student media and adviser to SCAD Atlanta Radio at SCAD Atlanta. She previously advised SCAD Radio at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah. Both stations are online-only. In 2011, College Media Advisers recognized Clary as an Honor-Roll multi-media adviser for her work advising SCAD Atlanta Radio and the student newspaper, magazine and online publication at SCAD Atlanta. She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina and her MFA in Contemporary Writing from SCAD. Email Jessica.
Re-elected 2015, second term expires Dec. 1, 2018.
Sam Bulkley, Colorado State University
Sam Bulkley is a second-year senior in the journalism and media communications program at Colorado State University. He has worked at the on-campus radio station, KCSU, for the past 3 years. Starting out as a volunteer DJ, he became the web editor his junior year and was station manager his senior year. This year he will be taking on the role of video director to expand the station’s new video department. Originally from Denver, Sam enjoys getting to interview bands and share the experiences of music with everyone. Email Sam.
Elected 2017, term expires April 30, 2018.
Non-voting board members
Greg Weston, University of Pittsburgh
Greg Weston is the General Manager of WPTS-FM at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his shift to college radio advising in 2004, Greg worked in commercial news/sports/talk radio, including stints as Program Director of radio stations in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Baton Rouge, La., and as Executive Producer of the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he gained his first experience in college radio at WNUR-FM . Email Greg.
Last presidential term expired Dec. 1, 2016.
CBI Executive Director
Will Robedee, Rice University
Will Robedee is the General Manager of KTRU, and Staff Adviser for Rice Television (RTV5) at Rice University in Houston. Will has been actively involved in radio since 1983, both commercially and non commercially, and has written articles for numerous trade publications. Will was also involved in the trenches; with respect to the webcasting rates and terms, including the negotiations which led to the current regulations. Contact Will.
Special CBI associates
Ed Arke, Messiah College
Steven Hames, Berry College
Stephen A. Merrill, Bowling Green State University