Leadership and Contributors

Board of Directors - Open Positions

The University District has the following elected director board positions available (all three-year terms from January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020):

  1. Commercial development
  2. Transportation
  3. At-large
  4. Small business
  5. Real estate 

To be considered for an open board seat, please submit a completed application by Friday, October 13 at 9:00am via this link https://eSurv.org?u=UDBoardApply. Note that pursuant to the state's Public Records Act (RCW 42.56), applications submitted for board positions are public records and may be subject to public disclosureFor more information, please see this document.


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 are contributing 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
    • Iron Bridge
    • Kiemle & Hagood Company
    • Schade Towers
    • Kim Zentz

University District Sponsor Pledge Form


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