Lisa Brown


It is an honor to serve as chancellor of this institution at such a significant time in its history. We are preparing to open the state of Washington’s second publicly-funded medical school on this campus and at the same time, we have teamed up with community partners to construct a teaching health clinic that is giving Spokane more medical residency slots for the post-graduate education required of all new physicians before they can become board certified.

The process of preparing for full accreditation of the new medical school is underway. Our goal is to welcome our first class of 40 medical students in the fall of 2017. We have a very talented, enthusiastic and dedicated team working on the process. It is exciting.

The new clinic is expected to open in 2016 and was created by a consortium we formed with Providence Health Care and the Empire Health Foundation to obtain federal funding for resident slots made available to teaching health clinics under the Affordable Care Act. Once finished, the Family and Internal medicine residency positions – and many of their patients – will transfer from their current location downtown to our campus. The residents will work alongside faculty and students from other disciplines – pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work in a truly inter-professional environment.

Community support for this institution – past and present – has created the incredible momentum we are experiencing here.  I served for more than 20 years as a state representative and state senator representing Spokane in the Washington Legislature and I watched as the community’s support for this campus influenced and shaped its growth. Since 2010, this campus has been WSU’s designated “Health Sciences Campus” and it is gratifying to be serving the more than 1,400 future healthcare professionals who are studying here. What a privilege it has been to be chancellor of this institution since January 2013.

Lisa J. Brown
Chancellor, WSU Spokane



Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown, PhD

Chancellor, Washington State University Spokane

Phone: 509-358-7550
E-mail: lisaj.brown@wsu.edu

Vice Chancellors

John Roll James Dalton

John Roll, PhD

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research

Phone: 509-358-7836
E-mail: johnroll@wsu.edu

James Dalton

Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Phone: 509-358-7558

E-mail: dalton@wsu.edu

Support Staff

Margaret Holt Bethany Fruci

Margaret Holt

Assistant to the Chancellor               

Phone: 509-358-7521
E-mail: ma.holt@wsu.edu

Bethany Fruci

Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research

Phone: 509-358-7837
E-mail: bfruci@wsu.edu

The Office of the Chancellor is located on the WSU Spokane Campus in the Academic Center, Suite 525, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. 


Saleh Elgiadi »

Campus Chief Information Officer
Phone: 509-324-7316
E-mail: saleh.elgiadi@wsu.edu

Nancy Fike »

Director of Campus and Regional Development
Phone: 509-358-7616
E-mail: nancy.fike@wsu.edu

Robert Eggart »

Lead Project Manager, Urban Campuses, Facilities Services, Capital Planning
Phone: 509-368-6729
E-mail: beggart@wsu.edu

John Roll »

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research
Phone: 509-358-7836
E-mail: johnroll@wsu.edu

Terren Roloff »

Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: 509-358-7527
Cell: 509-720-6245
E-mail: terren.roloff@wsu.edu

Jon Schad »

Director of Facilities Operations
Telephone: 509-358-7991
E-mail: schad@wsu.edu 

Diane Wick »

Director of Human Resource Services
Phone: 509-358-7553
E-mail: wickd@wsu.edu

Judy Zeiger »

Director of Student Affairs
Phone: 509-358-7526
E-mail: judy.zeiger@wsu.edu


The Washington State University Spokane Advisory Council consists of 14 members appointed by the chancellor of WSU Spokane and the president of the university. The council is comprised of business, civic, and education leaders, as well as alumni who have an interest in Washington State University Spokane. The council's primary mission is to foster closer ties between Washington State University Spokane, its alumni, the community, the region, and the state. Council members participate in an advisory role and are not part of the formal governance of WSU.

The Advisory Council meets quarterly. Council members are listed below.

Marty Dickenson

Marty Dickinson, Chair

Executive Vice President Cultural Enhancement Executive Umpqua Bank

Term expires: May 2016 (chair until May 2015)

Marty Dickinson is the executive vice president cultural enhancement executive for Umpqua Bank, previously Sterling Bank, where she held the position of marketing and communication executive vice president.

Prior to joining Sterling, she served as the president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership for six years and was the vice president of both the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce and Spokane Area Economic Development Council, which have since been combined as Greater Spokane Incorporated. Dickinson also worked in management and marketing in the telecommunications industry, including at NEXTLINK, XO Communications, Cellular One, and AT&T Wireless.

She currently serves on the State of Washington Regence/Blue Shield Foundation Board, Mobius Spokane Board of Directors, and Whitworth University School of Global Commerce & Management Board.

Dickinson graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and communications.


Dr. Gregory Carter

Dr. Greg Carter

Medical Director at St. Lukes’s Rehabilitation Institute

Term expires: Jan 2017

Dr. Greg Carter’s interest in medicine came from his father, a general surgeon.  After losing a close friend to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), he began researching better ways to ease symptoms of neuromuscular disease. Dr. Carter co-founded the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) / ALS Center at the University of Washington and the MDA Regional Neuromuscular Disease Center at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.  He later received the Excellence in Clinical Care award from the MDA.  

In 2012 Dr. Carter received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  He is also the past recipient of the Best Research Paper Published by a Physiatrist Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the Excellence in Research Writing Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

Dr. Carter graduated from Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a subspecialty in neuromuscular medicine.  He completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency and neuromuscular disease research fellowship at the University of California, Davis, where he also earned a Master’s degree in physiology. Following that he completed a MayDay Pain Fellowship at the University of Washington.

Dr. Carter is editor of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America publication and senior associate editor for the medical journal Muscle and Nerve.


Elaine Couture

Elaine Couture

Chief Executive, Providence Health Care

Term expires: May 2016

As the chief executive for Providence Health Care, Elaine Couture oversees the nationally recognized Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital; two critical access hospitals in Colville and Chewelah; and a full continuum of services that includes home health, assisted living; adult day health; skilled nursing care; and PAML medical laboratories.

Couture serves on a wide variety of community and professional advisory boards, including Washington State Hospital Association Executive Committee; Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories; Inland Northwest Health Services; Greater Spokane Incorporated; Spokane County United Way; YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Providence Health Care Foundation, and the Advisory Board for Washington State University’s Health Policy and Administration. She serves on the American Hospital Association Research Committee; American Hospital Association Metro Governing Council; Washington State Hospital Association Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Finance and Audit Committee; WSU Spokane Advisory Council; and Spokane Public Schools Business Advisory Committee.  Elaine is also an Honorary Commander for the 92nd Medical Group at Fairchild Air Force Base.

Couture is also an adjunct faculty member at the Washington State University College of Nursing.

She received her master of business administration from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and her bachelor of science in nursing from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.


Betsy Cowles

Betsy Cowles

Chairman, Cowles Company

Term expires: May 2015

Betsy Cowles is the chairman of Cowles Company, a fourth generation family-owned media, forest products, real estate, and insurance company headquartered in Spokane. She directly oversees the broadcasting, insurance, and real estate divisions of the company, which includes television stations in Washington and California; insurance clients in the Pacific Northwest and several mid-west states; and downtown Spokane’s River Park Square retail development and office buildings and other developments in Spokane Valley.

Cowles has served on a number of boards, including those of Greater Spokane Incorporated (past chair) and the Fox Theater (founding board member). She is a past chair of the Washington State University Board of Regents; serves on the William D. Ruckelshaus Center Advisory Board; and is a past trustee of George Washington University.

Other boards she has served on include those of the WSU Research Foundation, Spokane Legal Services, the Spokane Symphony (past chair), and Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest, as well as Mt. Spokane 2000.

Cowles currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the Laird Norton Company, Spokane Symphony Orchestra Endowment, and the Independent Colleges of Washington.

She received a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College and a juris doctor degree from George Washington University.


Rich Hadley

Rich Hadley

Retired President/CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated

Rich Hadley led Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), the region’s chamber of commerce and economic development organization, for nearly 21 years until he retired from there in May 2014.

Under Hadley’s leadership, GSI worked with various community leaders to establish four years of medical education in Spokane, ensure construction of the North Spokane Corridor, advocate for and protect Fairchild Air Force Base, and raise the Spokane region’s standing with elected officials in Olympia and Washington D.C. It was under Hadley’s leadership that the chamber of commerce and the economic development council were consolidated in 2007.

Before coming to Spokane, Hadley also led chambers of commerce in Kalispell, Mont., Boulder, Colo., and St. Paul Minn., for a total of 38 years in the business. He also served as a naval air intelligence officer during the Vietnam War.


Jim Kolva

Jim Kolva

Owner at Jim Kolva Associates

Term expires: May 2015

Jim Kolva is the owner of Jim Kolva Associates, a management consulting firm in Spokane. He has been involved with downtown Spokane planning, historic preservation, and the arts for 35 years. 

Kolva and his wife Pat Sullivan renovated an historic downtown Spokane warehouse, creating six residential lofts and two gallery spaces. They now live there and operate the Kolva Sullivan Gallery. Kolva and Sullivan are avid collectors and supporters of contemporary art. 

Kolva has served on several local boards, including the Spokane Plan Commission, for which he served as president for four years. He is now chairman of the city Landmarks Commission. Besides serving on the WSU Spokane Advisory Committee, he is also a member of a committee for a new art museum on the Pullman campus. Kolva has also served on the boards of the Archie Bray Foundation, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, and Fox Theater. He is a past board member of the Downtown Spokane Partnership.  

Kolva earned his bachelor of arts degree from Washington State University before serving in the Air Force as a navigator. He served a combat tour in Southeast Asia and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.


Dr Livingston

Gary Livingston

Retired Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane

Term expires: May 2014

Gary A. Livingston, PhD, recently retired as chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane.

Prior to that, he served as superintendent for Olympia-based Educational Service District 113 for one year and as superintendent for Spokane Public Schools from 1993 to 2001. Livingston moved to Spokane from Kansas, where he began his career in education in 1970 as a special education teacher in the Topeka, Kansas, public school district. He served as superintendent there from 1988 to 1993.

Livingston is an active community volunteer wherever he lives and works. In Washington, he was appointed by Governor Locke to two statewide committees—the Professional Educators’ Standards Board (2000-2002) and the State Accountability Task Force (1997-99).

In Spokane, he has served on the boards of United Way, Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, Spokane Regional Economic Development Council (chair 2005-06), Providence Health Care, Educational Service District 101, Spokane Mental Health, and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Livingston holds an associate of arts degree from Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas; a bachelor’s degree in psychology/special education from Emporia State University; and a PhD in administration from Kansas State University.


Tom Quigley

Tom Quigley

Chairman & Previous Corporate President/CEO and Director of the Brokerage Division, Kiemle & Hagood Company

Term expires: May 2015

Tom Quigley is chairman and previous corporate president/CEO and director of the Brokerage Division for Kiemle & Hagood Company, Spokane's largest property management and commercial real estate company.

Quigley is a licensed REALTOR® and has worked in the real estate profession for 36 years. He joined Kiemle & Hagood Company’s Brokerage Division in 1975. He became manager of the Brokerage Division in 1980 and a full partner in January 1987. From January 2001 to February 2013, Tom served as president and CEO of Kiemle & Hagood Company.

Quigley is a licensed broker in Washington and Idaho and is the Kiemle & Hagood Company designated broker in both states.


Thomas Reese

Tom Reese

Spokane Branch Manager, URS Corporation

Term expires: May 2016

Tom Reese is the Spokane branch manager for URS Corporation , which provides engineering, construction, and technical services to public agencies and private sector companies around the world.

Previously, he was director of business development for Lydig Construction, a large general contractor based in Spokane; principal and founder of The Reese Group, LLC, a land development and planning consultancy; associate principal at AHBL, a multi-disciplinary design, planning and engineering firm in Spokane, Seattle, and Tacoma; and project director for Black Rock Development, where he oversaw the 80-acre, $150M Kendall Yards mixed-use development project. He also served as economic development advisor in the Office of the Mayor and as urban designer for the City of Spokane Planning Department.

Reese currently serves on the Greater Spokane Incorporated Public Policy Council, Northeast Area Economic Development Council, Friends of the Falls Board, Downtown Rotary 21, Active4Youth Board, and the EWU Foundation Board Real Estate Committee. He previously served as president of Friends of the Falls and was on the March of Dimes Board, Downtown Business Improvement District Board, and Eastern Washington State Historical Society Board. He was also a member of the executive committee that led various city planning initiatives.

Reese has a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from Cal Poly and a master of arts in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University.


Dr. Lisa Shaff

Lisa Shaffer

Founder, Genetic Veterinary Sciences & Adjunct Professor, Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences

Term expires: May 2015

Lisa G Shaffer, PhD, is the founder of Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. She serves as CEO of the company's clinical laboratory, Paw Print Genetics, which focuses on canine genetic diagnostic testing and carrier screening for more than 100 inherited disorders. Shaffer also holds an adjunct appointment at Washington State University's School of Molecular Biosciences, located in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

An accomplished scholar in clinical genetics, Shaffer came to Spokane in 2002 from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where she was a faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. She was a tenured professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University Spokane from 2002 to 2008. In 2003, she cofounded Signature Genomic Laboratories in partnership with Sacred Heart Medical Center and PAML. She sold the company in 2010 and founded Genetic Veterinary Sciences in 2012.

Shaffer currently serves on the board of the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation, the board of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA), the Board of Trustees of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), and the advisory council for the Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District.

Shaffer holds a bachelor of science in biology from Washington State University and a PhD in human genetics from the Medical College of Virginia.


Kelly Stanford

Kelly Stanford

Vice President of Market Development
East and Central Markets

Term expires: May 2016

Kelly Stanford is vice president of market development in the East and Central Markets for Group Health Cooperative, one of the nation’s largest consumer-governed health care systems. She is responsible for facilitating regional strategic decision making, articulating the organizational strategies, identifying shared goals of the delivery system and Health Plan Division, and aligning resources to hit those marks. She is also the president of Columbia Medical Associates (CMA), a group of Spokane physicians that Group Health acquired in 2011.

Prior to serving as president of CMA, Stanford held positions as chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and quality assurance director of the organization. In her early career, she worked in several quality improvement leadership positions within the field of health care.

Stanford graduated from Washington State University (WSU) Pullman with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She earned her master’s degree in health policy and administration from WSU Spokane in 1996


Roger Woodworth

Roger Woodworth, Past Chair

Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Avista Corp.

Term expires: May 2014

Roger Woodworth is vice president and chief strategy officer at Avista Corp., the Spokane-based utility that serves natural gas and electricity to customers in communities throughout Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
Since the start of his career in 1979, Woodworth has served in various leadership roles at Avista including as strategic counsel, corporate development officer, vice president of operations, and vice president of sustainable energy solutions.
He is active in a variety of professional and civic organizations including service as gubernatorial appointee to the Life Sciences Discovery Fund, vice chair of Innovate Washington Foundation, board member of the Inland TechStart Fund, and founding participant in the Rocky Mountain Institute’s “Electricity Lab” initiative.
Past board affiliations include service as gubernatorial appointed chair of the Washington State Economic Development Commission, chair of the Northwest Gas Association board, Inland Northwest Community Foundation Board chair, chair of Edison Electric Institute’s Retail Energy Services Executive Committee, and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance board chair, and president of the National Hydropower Association board. He was also appointed as a founding member of the Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane and a gubernatorial appointee to the Washington State Clean Energy Council.
Roger earned his bachelor of science in wildlife ecology from Washington State University and is a graduate of Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program.



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