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Lisa Brown

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR

It's an honor to serve as the chancellor at WSU Spokane on the downtown health sciences campus. This is a place that I believe will have a profound impact on the economic and physical health of the Northwest as we move deeper into the 21st century.

It's also an honor to be back full-time in higher education after serving more than 20 years as a state representative and senator representing Spokane in the Washington legislature.

During my final term in Olympia, I worked with WSU to secure the money we needed to build the new Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building that will house our College of Pharmacy and medical sciences program. That state-of-the art facility will allow us to continue to attract high-level researchers in areas such as neuroscience, addictions, clinical pharmacology and medication safety.

I pledge that we will continue to work with our health care partners in higher education and in the community to turn what we learn in our labs and classrooms into products and practices they can use to benefit their patients.

As a politician, I worked to find 'win-win' solutions to difficult problems. I will take that same approach as we continue to build WSU Spokane as a health sciences university.  

Lisa J. Brown
Chancellor, WSU Spokane

CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE

Chancellor

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

Interim 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. 

CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION

Saleh Elgiadi »

Executive Director of Information Technology Services
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

Bob Pringle »

Director of Nursing and Campus Library Services
Phone: 509-324-7342
Cell: 509-435-6459
Fax: 509-324-7349
E-mail: rpringle@wsu.edu

Rusty Pritchard »

Project Manager, Capital Planning and Development
Phone: 509-358-7625
E-mail: rusty.pritchard@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

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jon E. Eliassen

Jon Eliassen

Chairman of the Board, Itron

Term expires: May 2015

Jon E. Eliassen is retired as director of Red Lion Hotels, a position he held since September 2003. He served as president and chief executive officer of Red Lion Hotels Corporation from 2010 through August 2013.

Prior to Red Lion, Eliassen was president and chief executive officer of the Spokane Area Economic Development Council (EDC) from 2003 until 2007, retiring after successfully merging the EDC with the Spokane Chamber of Commerce to create Greater Spokane Incorporated. In 2003, Eliassen retired from his position as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Avista Corp. He spent 33 years there, including the last 16 years as CFO.

While at Avista, he was an active participant in the development of a number of successful subsidiary companies, including technology-related startups Itron, Avista Labs, and Avista Advantage. Eliassen serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Itron Corporation and as a member of the Board of Directors of ITL, LLC. He is the principal of Terrapin Capital Group, LLC.

His many community activities include board service positions with the Spokane Symphony Endowment Fund; Heart Institute of Spokane, Washington State University Research Foundation, and Innovate Washington, as well as numerous other organizations and energy industry associations.

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Tom Fritz

Tom Fritz

CEO, Inland Northwest Health Services

Term expires: May 2016

Tom Fritz is chief executive officer of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), a non-profit company that administers a 102-bed, freestanding physical rehabilitation and medicine hospital; a multi-state critical care air ambulance service and telemedicine network; and a nationally recognized model of integrated health information technology.

In addition to serving on numerous national and regional boards related to health care, Fritz also serves on various community boards. He has been chair of the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council, Spokane Area Economic Development Council, and the Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees. He serves in advisory capacities to the University of Washington and Washington State University and is on the board of trustees for the Spokane Society of Young Professionals.

Tom holds bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from California State University and a master of public administration from Lewis & Clark University in Portland, Oregon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eldonna Shaw

Eldonna Shaw

President & CEO, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Term expires: May 2016

Eldonna Shaw has been the president and CEO for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce for the past 12 years. During that time, she has doubled the size of the chamber's membership and has launched a successful business development program by offering small business incubation services and entrepreneur training.

Shaw was awarded the prestigious Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation in 2008. She is one of only 527 recipients in the U.S. to receive this distinction since 1974 and is currently one of only two chamber executives in Washington with that credential. She currently serves as the chairman of the board for the Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives. 

Shaw holds a bachelor of science in consumer science from the University of Idaho and a master of arts in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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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

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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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Phone: 509-358-7550

Mailing Address:
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Spokane, WA 99210-1495

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