Saint Martin's faculty will head state counselors association

Friday, August 20, 2004

Lacey, Wash. - Associate Prof. Dan Windisch, Ph.D., director of the Master of Education’s Director Guidance and Counseling Program at Saint Martin's College, has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Washington Counseling Association.

The association represents professional counselors across all counseling-related disciplines in the state and has about 800 members in the divisions of mental health, school counseling, career counseling, counselor educators, multicultural counseling and ethical and spiritual values. The association is linked with more than 60,000 members nationwide.

“Dr. Dan Windisch has been a backbone, leader, visionary and exceptional workshop leader and keynote speaker for the Washington Counseling Association and Washington School Counselor Association for the last 10 years,” said Chris Kelly, the association’s executive director. “He has had a major impact on counseling and school counseling in Washington state.”

Windisch previously served as the association’s president from 1998-2001. He is a past treasurer, as well as a past chair of the ethics and bylaws division. In recent years, he has taken on other leadership roles within his profession, including those of vice president for higher education for the Washington School Counselor Association and executive board membership for the Washington Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

For more information:
Dan Windisch, Ph.D.
Associate professor of education
360-438-4503; dwindisch@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu