Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) consists of community members invested in betterment of the newly established Honors College. The CAB is co-chaired by Richard Siegel and Steven Caloiaro. Together, Siegel and Caloiaro have created an executive board of dedicated community members to help grow and improve the Honors College. Please contact CAB Secretary, Daniel Lang, for inquiries:

Steven Caloiaro

Steven Caloiaro is the co-chair of the inaugural Honor CAB. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with Honors in 2004. During his time at Nevada, Steven was the President of the Honors College Student Counsel, a two-term ASUN Senator, and won a national championship with the University's Hockey Team. Following his time at Nevada, Steven went to the University of San Diego, School of Law. After graduation he came back to Reno to practice law and is now a partner in the national law firm Dickinson Wright. Steven was recently awarded Northern Nevada's 40 under 40.

Cassidy D’amour

Cassidy D’Amour is a Licensed Social Worker and clinical social work intern, and she is the co-chair of the Honors Alumni Task Force. She joined the Honors Program in Fall 2012, and she graduated with her bachelor of arts degree in psychology with an emphasis in research and a minor and certificate in addiction treatment services from the University of Nevada, Reno with in Cursu Honorum distinction in 2016. She went on to complete her master of social work from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018. As an undergraduate student, she was active in Honors Ambassadors, Sigma Kappa, and studied abroad in Italy in Summer 2015. She served on the College of Liberal Arts Student Advisory Board, as an undergraduate teaching assistant, a research assistant in multiple labs in the psychology department, and as President of Golden Key Honors Society.

Cassidy now works as a therapist full time at Alta Vista Mental Health in Reno with her goldendoodle, Max who is a therapy dog in training. Cassidy has experience working in residential treatment, transitional living, and outpatient treatment settings for mental health and substance abuse. She also serves her time as the Mission Chair for the Northern Nevada Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee and as an advisor for the local Sigma Kappa chapter. In her free time, Cassidy likes to spend time cardio-kickboxing, traveling, relaxing at the beach, and enjoying local events in Northern Nevada.

Frankie Sue Del Papa

Franki  Sue DelPapa

Frankie Sue DelPapa is a native Nevadan. A 1971 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, she was student body president 1970-71. A graduate of The George Washington University National Law Center, she was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1974. She has been elected to the Board of Regents of Nevada’s Higher Education System, Nevada Secretary of State and three terms as Nevada Attorney General.

She resides in Reno, Nevada and is very active in civic and charitable organizations.

Ralph Jaeck

Mr. Jaeck served in city management positions for 40 years including 14 years with the City of Reno.  His work has been recognized by the International City Managers Association (award for Management Excellence), the Nevada AFL-CIO (Employer of the Year) and San Mateo County (Ca.) (Sustainability Management).  Current community service includes Osher Life Long learning, University of Nevada, Reno Advisory Committee and Reno Kiwanis; past service includes Sonoma State Alumni Board, Washoe County E 911 Advisory Board, Lear Theater Board, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Board, Association of Bay Area Governments Focus Group on Growth Management, and Chair of San Mateo County Library Joint Powers Board. He has also served on numerous youth and community organizations. 

Mr. Jaeck has had a parallel career as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges: University of Phoenix, Golden Gate University, Monterey Peninsula College, Mission College and Foothill College. He possesses a bachelor's degree in economics (Sonoma State University), master's degree in public administration (San Jose State University) and a certificate in management (Santa Clara University). He and his wife Barbara have resided in Reno since 1990 and his two grandsons currently attend the University of Nevada, Reno.  

Daniel Lang

Daniel Lang

Daniel Lindbergh Lang is a motivated communicator having returned to Nevada after Peace Corps service in Mongolia (2019-2020). He graduated the University with Honors in 2019, attaining his bachelor's in journalism, emphases in public relations and advertising. Always eager to welcome, he speaks both Mandarin Chinese and Mongolian. Daniel co-chairs the Honors Alumni Task Force and also serves as secretary of both our Honors Community Advisory Board and the Social Justice Task Force of the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 

Daniel's no stranger to leadership. As an undergraduate, he had helped to found both our Honors Student Council and the Journalism Student Council, serving two terms as the latter's president. He had also held positions as historian, public relations chair and a peer mentor among Honors Student Ambassadors and Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 he had studied abroad in China and Taiwan including as a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar then Phi Kappa Phi grant recipient. An avid learner, Daniel values mentorship and believes that many innovations stem from understanding others' stories and our own. He spends his free time exploring, writing and studying and has been helping on a Boston University project to interpret Latin and Chinese historical records for audiences worldwide. 

Lily Liu

Lily Liu

Lily Liu is the Honors Student Council President in the 2020-2021 term. She is set to graduate in May 2021 with a B.S. in biology and minors in analytical chemistry and general business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is interested in teaching and tutoring and has done several teaching assistantships, supplemental instruction, and discussion leading.

Her favorite quote is: “If I had seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

Robyn Powers

Robyn had a varied career that included positions in human resources management, project management, quality improvement and fund development in both corporate and non-profit sectors.  She retired in 2013 after working for 15 years as director of development for the University of Nevada’s School of the Arts and College of Liberal Arts. In 2015, she enjoyed serving as Interim Executive Director of the Truckee Meadows Community College Foundation.  In addition to the Honors College, she is currently serving on advisory boards for the John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art, and Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center.

Robyn was born and raised in Reno, Nevada.  She attended the University of Nevada, Reno where she was active in student government.  She enjoys traveling and exploring the world and has visited many parts of the globe from Alaska to Antarctica, from the Yangtze River to the Morocco, and many cities in between.

Additional members

Deane Albright – No information received