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Board of Trustees (listed alphabetically)


James F. Albaugh '72 James F. Albaugh '72 President
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Elected: 2007

Robin O. Brena JD'83 MBA'83 Robin O. Brena JD'83 MBA'83 Attorney/Partner
Brena Bell & Clarkson PC

Donald G. Brown '68 Donald G. Brown '68 Dean Emeritus
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento, CA
Elected: 2004

Truman Collins '86 Truman Collins '86 President, Collins Foundation
Elected: 2011

James B. Cuno Ph.D. `73 James B. Cuno Ph.D. `73 President and CEO
The J. Paul Getty Trust
Elected: 2012

Heather K. Dempsey '97 Heather K. Dempsey '97 Owner
Fatto a Mano
Elected: 2004

James A. Fitzhenry JD'81 MBA'81 James A. Fitzhenry JD'81 MBA'81 President and CEO
Schmitt Industries, Inc.
Elected: 2006

Eric M. Friedenwald-Fishman '88 Eric M. Friedenwald-Fishman '88 Creative Director/President
Metropolitan Group, LLC
Elected: 1999

William R. Haden William R. Haden UMC Conference Lay Representative Elected: 2010

Bishop Grant Hagiya Bishop Grant Hagiya Bishop
United Methodist Church
Methodist Representative

Melvin Henderson-Rubio '74 Melvin Henderson-Rubio '74 Elected: 1996

Joseph Hoffman '71 Joseph Hoffman '71 Retired Partner and Board Member
Elected: 2011

Brian Hufft '01 Brian Hufft '01 Principal
Upward Partners
Elected: 2012

Colleen L. Kawahara Colleen L. Kawahara Director of Special Projects & Events
Willamette University
Administrative Secretary of the Board

Linda L. Kelly '69 Linda L. Kelly '69 President of the Board of Directors
Willamette University Alumni Association
Elected: 2014

Eva M. (Connelly) Kripalani JD'86 Eva M. (Connelly) Kripalani JD'86 Senior Corporate Counsel
FEI Company
Elected: 2010

Konrad Konrad "Chip" Kruger Managing Member
Five Mile Capital Partners LLC
Elected: 2013

Andrew M. Miguel '01 Andrew M. Miguel '01 Football Brand Marketing Director
NIKE, Inc.

Sean O'Hollaren '83 Sean O'Hollaren '83 Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
NIKE, Inc.
Elected: 2014

Heidi Patterson '75 Heidi Patterson '75 Biomedical Services
American Red Cross
Elected: 2010

Craig Pesti-Strobel, Ph.D.  '80 Craig Pesti-Strobel, Ph.D. '80 Pastor
Junction City United Methodist Church and Coburg United Methodist Church
UMC Conference Clergy Representative Elected: 2010

Punit Renjen MM'86 Punit Renjen MM'86 Global Chief Executive Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Elected: 2006

Monica Rimai Monica Rimai Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Willamette University

Lynn Ristig JD'85 MBA'85 Lynn Ristig JD'85 MBA'85 Chief Counsel - Shared Services Group
The Boeing Company
Elected: 2013

Sandra M. Rowe Sandra M. Rowe Retired, Editor
The Oregonian
Secretary of the Board Elected: 2009

Jacqueline (Coston) Rushing '73 Jacqueline (Coston) Rushing '73 Creator/Founder/Director
Young Scholars Program
Elected: 2008

Dale C. Sause '74 Dale C. Sause '74 CEO & Chairman of the Board
Sause Brothers, Inc.
Elected: 2008

Lynne Saxton '76 Lynne Saxton '76 Executive Director
Youth Villages Oregon
Elected: 2011

Kevin R. Smith '79 Kevin R. Smith '79 Senior Managing Director, Head of Americas
Prudential Real Estate Investors
Elected: 2010

Melissa L Smith '79 Melissa L Smith '79 Principal
Arktos Organizational Design and Development
Elected: 2012

Patricia Smullin Patricia Smullin President & Owner
California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc.
Elected: 1990

Guy C. Stephenson '73 Guy C. Stephenson '73 President
Westwood Shipping Lines Incorporated
Elected: 2005

Stephen E. Thorsett Stephen E. Thorsett President
Willamette University
Ex-Officio All Committees

Kerry R. Tymchuk '81 JD'84 Kerry R. Tymchuk '81 JD'84 Executive Director
Oregon Historical Society
Assistant Secretary of the Board Elected: 2005

Patrick J. Waite MM'84 Patrick J. Waite MM'84 Elected: 2010

Roderick C. Wendt JD'80 Roderick C. Wendt JD'80 Vice Chairman
Elected: 2002

Steven E. Wynne '74 JD'77 Steven E. Wynne '74 JD'77 Executive Vice President
Moda Health
Chairman of the Board, Ex-Officio All Committees Elected: 1999

Lifetime Members

Ralph W. Bolliger '53 JD'55 Ralph W. Bolliger '53 JD'55 Trustee
The Collins Foundation

Julie E. Branford '67 Julie E. Branford '67 Retired Global Director, Human Resources and Facilities
InFocus Corporation

Stewart M. Butler '61 Stewart M. Butler '61 Retired

Jonathan T. Carder '68 Jonathan T. Carder '68 President (retired 2015)
Melvin Mark Brokerage Company

Wallace P. Carson Jr. JD'62 Wallace P. Carson Jr. JD'62

Maribeth (Wilson) Collins Maribeth (Wilson) Collins Trustee
The Collins Foundation

Gerald W. Frank Gerald W. Frank President
Gerry's Frankly Speaking

Alan C. Goudy '51 Alan C. Goudy '51

Stuart A. Hall '62 JD'65 Stuart A. Hall '62 JD'65

Susan M. Hammer JD'76 Susan M. Hammer JD'76 Attorney/Mediator
Susan M. Hammer, Dispute Resolution Services

Dale C. Harris '55 Dale C. Harris '55 United Methodist clergy

Dale M. Hermann '65 JD'69 Dale M. Hermann '65 JD'69 Director
CorSource Technology Group, Inc.

Henry H. Hewitt JD'69 Henry H. Hewitt JD'69 Senior Counsel
Stoel Rives, LLP

Douglas G. Houser '57 Douglas G. Houser '57 Attorney/Partner
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

George W. Hoyt '58 George W. Hoyt '58

Mary K. Hughes JD'74 Mary K. Hughes JD'74 President
John C. Hughes Foundation

William H. Kilkenny '41 William H. Kilkenny '41 Chairman/Owner
W.H. Kilkenny Company

Peter C. Kremer '62 Peter C. Kremer '62 President
The Kremer Company

Eric B. Lindauer JD'66 Eric B. Lindauer JD'66 Arbitrator/Mediator
The Law Office of Eric Lindauer

William D. Long '59 William D. Long '59 Chairman and CEO
Devco Properties, Inc.

Joan H. (Sherrill) McNamara '59 Joan H. (Sherrill) McNamara '59 Retired
Bonneville Power Administration

Thomas E. Neilsen MBA'86 Thomas E. Neilsen MBA'86 Retired

Robert W. Nunn '72 Robert W. Nunn '72 Partner
Sussman Shank LLP

Robert G. Packard '73 Robert G. Packard '73 Partner
ZGF Architects LLP

Norma (Petersen) Paulus '62 Norma (Petersen) Paulus '62

Claris C. Poppert '57 Claris C. Poppert '57

Robert F. Smith '53 Robert F. Smith '53 President/Owner/Rancher
Smith West Company

William Swindells William Swindells Ann & Bill Swindells Charitable Trust

Loren C. Winterscheid M.D. Ph.D. '48 Loren C. Winterscheid M.D. Ph.D. '48

Faculty Representatives

Karen B Arabas Karen B Arabas Professor of Environmental & Earth Sciences
College Of Liberal Arts

Vince Chiappetta Vince Chiappetta Professor of Law
College of Law

Elliot N Maltz Elliot N Maltz Professor of Marketing
Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Willamette University

Student Representatives

Jacalyn C Boyle Jacalyn C Boyle Student
College of Law

Ryan T Brush Ryan T Brush Student
Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Shamir Cervantes Shamir Cervantes Student
College of Liberal Arts