History of Directors of Classified Personnel: 1966 to Present

Name Years
Michelle Vellanoweth 2012- present
Robert W. Lee (Retired, Interim) 2008-12
Robert W. Lee 2000-08
Vern Soderstrom (Consultant) 1999-00
Richard Ide 1996-99
Richard Calister 1986-96
Patricia Landau 1979-86
Russell Fury (Acting Director) 1978-79
Virginia Matkowski 1968-78
Jack Peterson 1967-68
Martin D. Matson 1966-67

History of Personnel Commissioners: 1966 to Present

Name Year Appointing Authority
Lance Bidnick 2017-Present Board of Trustees
Allan Pogrund 2008-2017 Board of Trustees
John Nielsen 2005-2008 Board of Trustees
John Robert "Bob" Ewing 2003-Present Employee Organization
Charles Osterlund 1997-2005 Board of Trustees
Daniel Gooch 1997-Present Joint Appointee
Benton Kunnecke 1996 Employee Organization
Julie Engquist 1989-1996 Employee Organization
James Gratteau 1985-1997 Board of Trustees
Carolyn Hunt 1983-1984 Board of Trustees
June Bauman 1980-1986 Employee Organization
Flint Morrison 1979-2003 Joint Appointee
Rose Verville 1977 Employee Organization
Carl Bode 1975-83 Board of Trustees
Michael Cassidy 1971-77 State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Alvin Schmidt 1970 Executive Officer of State Personnel Board
Ken Eilefson 1969-75 Board of Trustees
John Don 1968-71 State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Kristin J. Dixon 1967-70 Executive Officer of State Personnel Board
Melvin Duvall 1967-69 Board of Trustees
Norman Whipple 1966-68 State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Patricia Samuels 1966-67 Executive Officer of State Personnel Board
Orville Halfield, Jr. 1966-67 Board of Trustees