Whitworth Administration


Beck A. Taylor: Ph.D., M.S., Purdue University; B.A., Baylor University; President (2010)

Christie P. Anderson: M.B.A., B.A., Eastern Washington University; Washington State CPA; Director of Organizational Management Degree Completion Program (2001); Associate Dean, Evening Business Programs (2013)

Kenneth M. Brown: B.S., Western Washington University; Director of Information Systems (2010); Chief Information Officer (2014)

Forrest H. Buckner: Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland; M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary; B.S., Colorado School of Mines; Dean of Spiritual Life (2015)

Lawrence A. Q. Burnley:  Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.Div, Christian Theological Seminary (CTS); B.A., University of Cincinnati; Assistant Vice President, Diversity & Intercultural Relations (2011);  Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (2015)

Jonathan H. Buys:  CPA, Washington Board of Accountancy; B.A., Whitworth College; Accounting Specialist II (2011); Senior Accountant Audit & Tax (2013)

Timothy J. Caldwell: M.A., Ball State University; B.S., Huntington University; Resident Director (2004); Director of Resident Life (2015)

Craig M. Chatriand:  Ph.D., Iowa State University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; B.S., University of Montana – Western; Associate Dean, Community Standards & Compliance (2015)

Timothy W. Demant: M.H.K., University of British Columbia; B.A., Trinity Western University; Director of Athletics (2014)

Christopher J. Eichorst: M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology; M.A., Washington State University; B.S., Texas A&M University; Director of Facilities Services (2012)

Darla J. Freeborn: M.Ed., B.A., Whitworth College; Manager, Student Accounting Services (2000)

David H. Garcia:  M.Ed., Heritage University; B.S., Central Washington University; Assistant Dean, Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2015)

Dale W. Hammond:  M.A., Gonzaga University; B.A. Whitworth College; Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Giving (2013)

Marianne W. Hansen: B.A., Whitworth College; Director of Admissions (1986)

John W. Hengesh: M.B.A., B.B.A., Idaho State University; Director of Graduate Studies in Business (2010)

Stacy L. Hill: Ph.D., Washington State University; M.I.T., Whitworth University; B.A. Western Washington University; Assistant Professor of Education (2015), Interim Director of Degree Completion, Evening Teacher Certification Program (2016)

Nancy G. Hines: B.A., Montana State University; Director of Communications (2010)

Dolores J. Humiston: M.A., Gonzaga University; B.A., Eastern Washington University; Associate Vice President for Human Resources (2003)

Susan M. Jackson: M.A., Indiana University; B.A., University of Cape Town; Director, Off-Campus Studies (2002)

Gordon A. Jacobson: M.B.A., John E. Anderson Graduate School of Business, University of California, Los Angeles; B.M., Washington State University; Director of Career Services (1990)

Dayna Coleman Jones: M.Ed., Whitworth College; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities/Hixson Union Building (1988)

Beverly S. Kleeman: M.B.A., Webster University; B.B.A., McKendree College; Registrar (2006)

Maxine G. Lammers: B.A., Eastern Washington University; Director of Development for Major Gifts (2010)

David E. Lejameyer: B.S., University of Idaho; Director of Development for Major Gifts (2012)

Terence P. McGonigal: Ph.D., M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; B.A., University of California, San Diego; Associate Professor of Theology, Dean of the Chapel/Campus Pastor (1994); Dean of Spiritual Life (2008); Director of Church Engagement (2014)

Scott A. McQuilkin: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., B.A., Whitworth College; Professor of Kinesiology (1985); Director of Athletics (1996); Vice President for Institutional Advancement (2010)

Luz I. Merkel: M.B.A., University of Idaho; B.A., University of Honduras; Controller (1997), Associate Vice President for Finance & Administration (2009)

Randall B. Michaelis: Ph.D., Washington State University; M.Ed., Eastern Washington University; B.A., Whitworth College; Professor of Education (1985), Associate Provost of Instruction (2011)

Terry Rayburn Mitchell: B.A., Whitworth College; Senior Editor, Office of University Communications (1983)

Lynn A. Noland; B.A., Whitman College; Director of Sponsored Programs (1998)

Holly J. Norton: B.S., Linfield College; Director of The Whitworth Foundation & Planned Giving (2000)

Terry J. Norton: B.A., Central Washington University; Associate Director of Information Systems (1995)

Wendy Z. Olson: M.S., California State University, Hayward; B.A., Westmont College; Director of Financial Aid (1992); Director of Institutional Research (2015)

Greg A. Orwig: M.P.A., University of Washington; B.A., Whitworth College; Director of University Communications (1999), Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid (2011)

Kenneth D. Pecka: M.S., Eastern Washington University; B.A., Whitworth College; Director of Instructional Resources (1989)

Dick L. Pettis: B.A., Whitworth University; Manager, Facilities Maintenance (2006)

Rhosetta R. Rhodes: M.Ed., Whitworth University; B.S., Whitworth College; Director of Service-Learning & Community Engagement (2007); Chief of Staff in the Office of the President (2011); Vice President for Student Life (2015)

Garrett W. Riddle: B.A., Washington State University; Associate Director and Managing Editor for Office of University Communications (1997)

Todd D. Sandberg: M.S., Boise State University; B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Director of Fitness Center (2002); Director of University Recreation Center (2013)

Barbara J. Sanders: Ed.D., Washington State University; M.I.T., Whitworth College; B.S., Montana State University; Professor of Education (1997); Interim Provost (2012); Interim Dean of the School of Education (2013); Dean of the School of Education (2014)

Steven J. Schadt: M.S., West Virginia University; B.A., Whitworth College; Senior Coach of Kinesiology; Director of Aquatics Center and Head Swim Coach (2003)

Richard L. Scott: M.Ed., B.A., Whitworth College, Director of Compensation & Benefits (1998)

Caroline J. Simon: Ph.D., M.A., University of Washington; B.S., University of Oregon; Provost and Executive Vice President (2013)

Mindy M. Smith: M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; B.A., Whitworth University; Campus Pastor, Small Groups (2008)

Stacey Kamm Smith: M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; B.A., Whitworth College; Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement (1996)

Dale E. Soden: Ph.D., M.A., University of Washington; B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; Professor of History and Director of Continuing Studies (1986); Director of C. Davis and Annette Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning and Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning (1996); Executive Assistant to the President (2006); Vice President for Planning (2008)

Traci L. Spoon Stensland: M.Ed., Whitworth University; B.A., University of California at Berkeley, Assistant Director, Financial Aid (1993); Associate Director, Financial Aid (2000); Director, Financial Aid (2015)

Cathy P. Stephens: M.Ed., B.A., Whitworth College; Director of Educational Certification and Career Services (2004)

Kathleen Harrell Storm: Ph.D., M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; M.S., Indiana University; B.A., Wheaton College; Professor of Psychology (1982); Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students (1992); Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Scholarship (2012)

Deborah L. Tully: Ed.D., Washington State University; M.Ed., University of San Diego; A.C., Portland State University; Director of Degree Completion, Elementary Teacher Certification Program (1997); Associate Dean for Teacher Education and School Partnership (2011), Interim Director of Degree Completion, Evening Teacher Certification Program (2016)

Cheryl Dawn Vawter: M.A., California State University; B.A., Whitworth College; Director of Continuing Studies (1990); Associate Vice President for Graduate/Continuing Studies Enrollment and Administrative Services (2008), Associate Vice President for Graduate Admissions and Continuing Studies (2014)

Jo Ann Wagstaff:  B.S., Washington State University; Women’s Tennis Coach (1985); Associate Athletics, Director (1990)

Shawn L. Washington:  M.A. Gonzaga University; B.A. Whitworth University; Director, Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2015)

B. Ross Watts:  Ph.D. and M.A., University of North Carolina, B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, Visiting Assistant Professor of History (2009), Interim Director, Service Learning & Community Engagement (2013); Director, Service Learning & Community Engagement (2014)

Monica L. Whitlock: Ph.D., M.M.F.T., M.A., University of Southern California; B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; Director of Student Counseling Services (2014)

Edelweiss Whitson, MS, ARNP:  M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore; BSN & Post Master’s Certificate – Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Southern Adventist University; Director, Student Health Services (2015)

Noelle S. Wiersma: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; B.A., Whitworth College; Professor of Psychology (2000); Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (2012)

Roberta J. Wilburn: Ed.D., M.A., George Washington University; B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Director of Graduate Studies (2007); Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Education (2011)

Timothy J. Wilkinson: Ph.D., University of Utah; M.P.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock; B.A., University of Wyoming; Professor and Charles L. Boppell Dean of the School of Business (2012)

Tad M. B. Wisenor: M.U.R.P., Eastern Washington University; B.A., Whitworth College; Assistant Director of Admissions (1992); Director of Development, Alumni Relations (1996); Director of Development, Alumni, Parent, Church Relations & Annual Giving (2004); Director, Campaign Planning (2008); Assistant Vice President, Institutional Advancement (2015)

Kristen M. Zimbleman: B.A., Whitworth College; Senior Accountant, Operations & Business (2009)