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University of Washington Tacoma
Professional Development Center
1900 Commerce Street
Campus Box 358443
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100



Ph: 253.692.4618
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Carlton Center Building, Suite 200
1551 Broadway, Tacoma, WA.

On the corner of So. 17th St. and Broadway on the 2nd floor or lobby.
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Professional Development Center Staff

Lisa Reeves

M.A., Organizational Leadership, Chapman University; Graduate Certificate, Human Resource Management, Chapman University; B.A., Comparative International Studies, UW Tacoma, Certified Public Manager, UW Tacoma, Certified Program Planner, LERN


Lisa Reeves has been responsible for implementing and managing on-demand open enrollment and corporate training in response to community and economic needs for most of her thirty plus years in higher education. She is a skilled program developer and leader with a passion for developing partnerships with business, education, and community organizations.  In March of 2012, Lisa joined the UW Tacoma team as Director of the Professional Development Center.  She continues to build on the Center’s success by providing the South Sound community a wide range of professional certification programs which are designed to help employees enhance their current skills, strengthen their resumes for promotions and new career options and stimulate a lifelong love of learning.  Lisa is a board member of the National Consortium for Certified Public Managers and volunteers as a mentor in the Student Success Mentoring Program at UW Tacoma.


Christopher Cellars
Program Development Manager

B.A. Literature and History, University of Oregon, John S. Knight Fellowship Affiliate, Stanford University, Certificate in Business Development, UW Seattle, Graduate,The American School of the Hague, The Netherlands.


Christopher Cellar’s career over the last decade has focused on achieving partnerships with external partners and building relationships in the education profession.  He has successfully grown businesses and developed educational programs at the Washington State Bar Association and the technology education company, Giant Campus.  Christopher and his wife also have a small publishing company, Tandemvines, that specializes in digital works.  He currently lives in Seattle.


Roland Hale
Information Specialist 


B.A. Communication, University of Washington – Tacoma, Graduate, Department of Defense Information School


Roland Hale started at UW Tacoma as a student following an enlistment in the U.S. Army, where he served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a public relations specialist. Returning to the university as a graduate, he is passionate about finding and telling compelling stories both in his position at the center and as a commercial photographer.  Outside of the office, Roland enjoys exploring the outdoors, the Seattle Sounders, and writing in points of view other than the third person.

Kathleen L. Beaumont
Program Development Manager

B.S., Workforce Education, Southern Illinois University, Associate in Digital Design, Pierce College, A.A. Liberal Studies, Antelope Valley College, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, UW Tacoma, Certified Public Manager, UW Tacoma, Certified Program Planner, LERN.


Kathleen L. Beaumont has over 30 years of experience working in the public sector for the State of Washington working at DSHS Adult Probation and Parole and the WIN Program, Dept. of Licensing, the Criminal Justice Training Commission, Pierce College and University of Washington Tacoma. She brings her 25 years of experience in human resource development and training to her current position of Program Development Manager at the UW Tacoma Professional Development Center where she is responsible for course development, marketing and operations for Lean Six Sigma, Human Resources, Certified Public Manager and customized training programs.  Prior to working at UW Tacoma, she worked as Program Manager/Developer for Pierce College Continuing Education with responsibility for developing community based programs in art and leisure, computer training and medical coding. As a Human Resource Development Specialist IV for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission she was responsible for curriculum development and management for four training academies for juvenile justice, adult criminal justice case workers and non-custody staff. As Adjunct Faculty at Pierce College, she taught both grounded and online courses for the two-year Associate in Digital Design degree program.


Megan Harper
Program Coordinator
Registration and Payment

B.A. Political Science, California State University, Fullerton


Megan Harper is originally from Southern California, but achieved a life-long goal by moving to Washington with her husband 3 years ago. After graduating from CSUF, she worked at various nonprofits and NGOs before finding her place in higher education. She is excited to help students achieve their educational goals while at PDC. During her free time, she enjoys discovering the many excellent outdoor activities that Washington has to offer and spending time with her family.