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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

Board of Trustees

A list of the current Willamette University Board of Trustees is also available on the home page of the board of trustees web site.

Officers of the Board

Steven E. Wynne, '74, L'77, Chair of the Board, Ex-Officio All Committees

Donald G. Brown, '68 Vice Chair of the Board

Jonathan Carder, '68 Secretary of the Board

Kerry Tymchuk, '81 L'84, Assistant Secretary

Stephen E. Thorsett, President, Willamette University

W. Arnold Yasinski, Ph.D., Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer

Kristen Grainger, Administrative Secretary; Vice President & Executive Assistant to the President, Willamette University


James F. Albaugh, '72 President and CEO; Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

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

Donald G. Brown, '68 Vice Chairman of the Board

Jonathan T. Carder, '68 President; Melvin Mark Brokerage Company, Secretary of the Board

Truman Collins '86 President, Collins Foundation, Software Engineer, Mentor Graphics Corporation

Heather K. Dempsey, '97 Owner, Fatto a Mano

Paul J. De Muniz, L'75 Chief Justice, State of Oregon

James A. Fitzhenry, L'81 M'81 President; Schmitt Industries Incorporated

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

A. Brian Gard, '68 President/CEO; Gard Communications

William R. Haden, UMC Conference Representative

Stuart A. Hall, '62 L'65

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

Melvin Henderson-Rubio, '74

Dale M. Hermann, '65 L'69 Chair of Board & Managing Director; CorSource Technology Group Incorporated

Joseph Hoffman '71 Retired Partner and Board Member, KPMG LLP

Robert T. Hoshibata, Bishop; United Methodist Church Methodist Representative

Brian Hufft '01 CFO; GigaPan 

Mary K. Hughes, L'74 President; John C. Hughes Foundation

Ronald J. Knox, L'81 Attorney & Partner: Garvey, Schubert & Barer

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

Eva M. Kripalani, L'86 Consultant & Community Leader

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

Heidi Patterson, L'75 Biomedical Services, American Red Cross

Punit Renjen, M'86 Chairman & CEO; Deloitte Consulting LLP

Sandra Rowe

Jacqueline (Coston) Rushing, '73 Creator/Founder/Director; Young Scholars Program

Dale C. Sause, '74 CEO & President; Sause Brothers, Incorporated

Lynne Saxton '76 Chief Executive Officer, Youth Villages – ChristieCare of Oregon

Kevin R. Smith, '79 Managing Director; Prudential Real Estate Investors

Patricia Smullin, President & Owner; California Oregon Broadcasting, Incorporated

Guy C. Stephenson, '73 President, Westwood Shipping Lines Incorporated

Craig Strobel, Ph.D., '80 Senior Pastor, Pocatello First United Methodist Church, UMC Conference Representative

Stephen E. Thorsett, President

Kerry R. Tymchuk, '81 L'84 Interim Executive Director, Oregon Historical Society Assistant Secretary of the Board

Patrick J. Waite, M'84

Roderick C. Wendt, L'80 President & CEO, JELD-WEN, Incorporated

Steven E. Wynne, '74 L'77 Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, JELD-WEN Inc. Chairman of the Board, Ex-Officio All Committees

W. Arnold Yasinski, Ph.D., Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer, Willamette University

Life Members

Ray N. Atkinson, '50 Board of Directors; Guy F. Atkinson Company

Ralph W. Bolliger, '53 L'55 Trustee; The Collins Foundation

Robert W. Burtner

Stewart Butler, '61

Wallace P. Carson, Jr., L'62

Maribeth (Wilson) Collins, Trustee; The Collins Foundation

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

Alan C. Goudy, '51

Henry L. Haines

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

Dale C. Harris '55

Henry H. Hewitt, L'69 Partner; Stoel Rives, LLP

Douglas G. Houser, '57 Atty/Partner; Bullivant House Bailey PC

George W. Hoyt, '58

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

Eric B. Lindauer, L'66 Trustee; The Oregon Community Foundation

William D. Long, '59 Chairman and CEO; ECbridges, Inc.

Joan H. (Sherrill) McNamara, '59

Thomas E. Neilsen, M'86 Chairman; Neilsen Manufacturing, Incorporated

Robert  G. Packard, '73 Managing Partner; Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Arch. LLP

Norma (Petersen) Paulus, L'62

Claris C. Poppert, '57

George Rives

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

William Swindells

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

Faculty Representatives

Michael L. Hand, Professor of Applied Statistics and Information Systems, Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Ron Loftus, Professor of Japanese; Department Chair, Asian Studies & Director, Center for Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Jeffrey A. Standen, Professor of Law, College of Law

Student Representatives

Alayna Herr, L'12 Student, College of Law

Adina Kaliyeva, M'12 Student, Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Tejeswara V. Reddy, '12 Student, College of Liberal Arts