Leadership and Contributors

2018 New Board Members Selected

The University District board of directors wishes to thank all those who submitted applications for 2018 open board seats. This year we had an unprecedented number of highly qualified applicants; twice what we received last year. After much thoughtful discussion and deliberation, the University District board of directors elected the following new members at their November 7 Annual Meeting. New member terms begin January 1, 2018.

  1. Bill Bouten, Bouten Construction Company
  2. Teresa Dugger, GeoEngineers, Inc.
  3. Ezra Eckhardt, Spokane Teachers Credit Union
  4. Cindy Leaver, Numerica Credit Union
  5. Dr. David O'Brien, Multicare Health System
  6. Brandon Rapez-Betty, Spokane Transit Authority
  7. Dr. Francisco Velázquez, formerly PAML, LLC and PAML Ventures

2017 Board of Directors

The following individuals serve on the 2017 University District Board of Directors:

Special representative to the Board (non voting):

  • Andrew Worlock, City of Spokane

Other institutional representatives to the Board (non voting):

  • Bob Eggart, WSU Health Sciences Spokane
  • Mary Joan Hahn, Gonzaga University
  • Larry Probus, Whitworth University
  • Charlie Wolff, City of Spokane (office of the Mayor)

Board Committees and Work Groups

The following individuals serve on 2017 University District board committees and/or work groups:

Executive Committee: Lou Gust (secretary), Latisha Hill (vice chair), Taudd Hume (legal counsel), Tom Johnson (treasurer), Karl Otterstrom (chair), Kim Pearman-Gillman (past chair), Andrew Worlock (City of Spokane representative)

Development Committee: Kim Pearman-Gillman (chair), Barry Baker (Baker Construction), Chancellor Daryll DeWald and Bob Eggart (WSU Health Sciences Spokane), Thayne McCulloh and Mary Joan Hahn (Gonzaga University), Mary Cullinan and Mary Voves (EWU), Latisha Hill (Avista Corp), Kent Hull (Iron Bridge), Todd Mielke (GSI), Mark Richard and Juliet Sinisterra (DSP), Mike Livingston (Kiemle & Hagood Co.), Andrew Worlock (City of Spokane)

Nominating Committee: Karl Otterstrom (chair), Mayor David Condon, Council President Ben Stuckart, Dr. Mary Cullinan, Dr. Thayne McCulloh

Sustainable Funding Work Group: Karl Otterstrom and Tom Johnson (co-chairs), Chancellor Daryll DeWald, Mark Richard, Council President Ben Stuckart

Communications Work Group: Susan Ashe (HSSA), Catherine Brazil (University of Washington), Carolyn Casey (Community Colleges of Spokane), Brian Coddington (City of Spokane), Mary Joan Hahn (Gonzaga University), Kelli Hawkins (Numerica Credit Union), Nancy Hines (Whitworth University), Liz Hooker (DSP), Alison Mallahan (Itron), Mariah McKay (community member), David Meany (Eastern Washington University), Brandon Rapez-Betty (Spokane Transit Authority), Terren Roloff (WSU Health Sciences Spokane), Robin Toth (GSI)

Outreach Work Group: Mariah McKay (chair), Kate Bitz, Karl Otterstrom, Jim Simon (Gonzaga University)

Governance Work Group: Dr. Beck Taylor and Lout Gust (co-chairs), Taudd Hume, Karl Otterstrom, Kim Zentz, Lars Gilberts

2017 University District Contributors

The following organizations contributed to the University District in 2017:

  • Titanium Sponsors $40,000+
    • City of Spokane
  • Platinum Diamond Sponsors $20,000+
    • Avista Corporation
    • Gonzaga University
    • Itron
    • Providence Health Care
    • University of Washington
    • Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane
  • Diamond Sponsors $10,000+
    • None
  • Gold Sponsors $7,500+
    • Parsons/Burnett/Bjordahl/Hume, LLP
    • McKinstry
  • Silver Sponsors $5,000+
    • Eastern Washington University
    • Greater Spokane Incorporated
    • Lydig Construction
    • Numerica Credit Union
    • Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU)
    • Whitworth University
  • Bronze Sponsors $3,000+
    • Spokane Transit Authority
  • Friends of The University District (less than $3,000)
    • Baker Construction and Development
    • Community Colleges of Spokane
    • Contract Design Associates
    • GeoEngineers, Inc.
    • Iron Bridge
    • Kiemle & Hagood Company
    • Schade Towers
    • Kim Zentz

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