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Leadership

Office of the President

Beck A. Taylor, Ph.D.

President's Cabinet

Kenneth M. Brown
Chief Information Officer & Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Forrest H. Buckner, Ph.D.
Dean of Spiritual Life & Campus Pastor

Timothy W. Demant
Director of Athletics

Dolores J. Humiston
Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Lorna Hernandez Jarvis, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Scott A. McQuilkin, Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Luz I. Merkel
Associate Vice President for Finance & Administration

Gregory A. Orwig 
Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid

Lawrence K. Probus
Vice President for Finance & Administration

Rhosetta R. Rhodes
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Caroline J. Simon, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President

Board of Trustees

Rev. Peter B. Barnes, D.Min.
Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Winston-Salem, N.C.

James S. Bennett, Jr. '89
President/CEO, Luvo Wealth Advisors
Bellevue, Wash.

Mark J. Benson
Vice President of Public Affairs, PotlatchDeltic Corp.
Spokane

Charles L. Boppell '65
Retired President & CEO, Worldwide Restaurant Concepts
Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Jeremiah Case '01
Senior Director of External Reporting, Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, Ore.

Scott C. Chandler '85
Managing Partner, Franklin Court Partners, LLC
Littleton, Colo.

Randy E. Clark
Chairman of the Board, Farmer Brothers, Inc.
Whitworth Volunteer
Spokane

Clark Donnell
President & CEO, Offshore Consulting
Oak Harbor, Wash.

Travis Downs III '85, J.D.
Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP
San Diego

Rev. Scott Dudley, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor, Bellevue Presbyterian Church
Bellevue, Wash.

Andrew Erickson '84
Bellevue, Wash.

Dr. David J. Flesher '81
Surgeon, Orthopedic Associates
Oklahoma City

Nicholas F. Fowler
Owner, Orion Ventures, LLC
Albany, Ore.

Rev. Nancy Trumble Fox, D.Miss.
Parish Associate, National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.
Bethesda, Md.

Alycia A. Gebbers
Gebbers Farms
Brewster, Wash.

Josh Hug
Co-founder & COO, Remitly, Inc.
Seattle, Wash.

 

Rev. Robyn Hogue '77
Senior Pastor, Skyline Presbyterian Church
Tacoma, Wash.

Gary J. Hopkins '77
President & CEO, George C. Hopkins Construction
Glendale, Calif.

John Kaites, J.D.
Owner, Global Securities Innovative Strategies (GSIS)
Phoenix

Brian Kirkpatrick
Retired CFO, T-Mobile USA
Bonney Lake, Wash.

Andrea Lairson '81, J.D.
Self-Employed Attorney in Private Practice
Redmond, Wash.

Octavio J. Morales, Sr.
Senior Vice President of Administration/Operations, Tierpoint
Liberty Lake, Wash.

David G. Myers '64, Ph.D.
John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology, Hope College
Holland, Mich.

David M. Nelson '71, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, Western Washington University
Founder and President, Finance & Resource Management Consultants, Inc.
Bellingham, Wash.

Walter M. Oliver '67
Retired Senior VP-HR/Administration, General Dynamics Corp.
Phoenix

Shelly O'Quinn '97
CEO, Innovia Foundation
Spokane

Rev. Eric Peterson '85, D.Min.
Senior Pastor, Colbert Presbyterian Church
Colbert, Wash.

L. Denice Randle '07
Regional Director of College Readiness, Summit Public Schools
Seattle

Dr. Jennifer V. Ratcliffe '86
Physician & Medical Director, Advanced Fertility Associates Medical Group
Santa Rosa, Calif.

Andy Robblee '95
President, Six Robblees', Inc.
Seattle

Kenneth M. Roberts '68
Chief Investment Strategist, Palouse Capital Management
Spokane

Rev. John Sowers '88
Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Spokane

Anne McCulloch Storm '74
Community Volunteer
Newport Beach, Calif.

Beck A. Taylor, Ph.D.
President, Whitworth University
Spokane

Jason Thackston '92 (Chair)
Senior Vice President for Energy Resources, Avista Corp.
Spokane

Kevin Thompson
President & CEO, Solarwinds, Inc.
Austin, Texas

Rev. Mark Toone, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor, Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
Gig Harbor, Wash.

Terri R. Wilson '78
Retired Vice President of Operations, Spokane Teachers Credit Union
Tucson, Ariz.