Board of Directors

The EWU Foundation board of directors provides oversight for the work of the Foundation. The Board determines the goals and objectives of specific fund raising initiatives, sets policy with regard to investments and spending and ensures that proper attention is paid to stewardship of gifts already received. Directors are elected to serve a three-year term of office. Directors can serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all of our volunteers.


Gordon BudkeGordon Budke ’63 CBPA
Budke Consulting
Jason JonesJason Jones ’96 CSBS
Corporate Human Resources Manager
Daniel CarperDaniel Carper ’72 CSBS
Retired Partner
Lord Abbett & Co LLC
Jim KensokJim Kensok ’92 CBPA
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Avista Corporation
Greg DeckardGreg Deckard ’86 CBPA
President & CEO
State Bank Northwest
Jack LucasJack Lucas ’77 CAL
President, TicketsWest & West Coast Ent.
Vice President, Red Lion Hotels Corp.
(EWUF Vice Chair)
Jim DeWaltJim DeWalt ’73 CSBS
President & CEO
Associated Industries of the Inland Northwest
Gina Mauro CampbellGina Mauro Campbell ’90 CSBS
Director of Visitor Services
Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
(EWUAA President)
Leroy EadieLeroy Eadie ’93 CBPA
Spokane Parks and Recreation
for City of Spokane
Mike MumfordMike Mumford ’81 CBPA
Vice President
UBS Financial Services
(EAA President)
Mike EkinsMike Ekins ’68 CBPA
Interface Commercial Capital, Inc.
Jay ReaJay Rea
Retired University Archivist Emeritus
Eastern Washington University
Arlene Fisher Arlene Fisher ’92 CSBS
City Administrator
Cheney, Wash.
Shelley Ripley Shelley Ripley ’93 CBPA
Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, P.S.
Curt FullerCurt Fuller ’86 CBPA
Business Service Relationship Manager
Numerica Credit Union
Rita SantillanesRita Santillanes
Best Western Peppertree Inns
Karla GehlenKarla Gehlen ’85 CBPA
Executive Vice President
Sterling Savings Bank
(EWUF Secretary)
Bill SimerBill Simer ’78 CBPA
McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest, P.S.
(EWUF Chair)
Otto GuardadoOtto Guardado ’95 CAL
Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial – Guardado and Lander
Mark Thompson Mark Thompson ’86 CBPA
Vice President/Commercial Banking Officer
Wheatland Bank
Raphael Guillory Raphael Guillory, PhD ’94 CSBS
EWU Department of Psychology
David WalkerDavid Walker
Vice President, Private Banking
Washington Trust Bank
(EWUF Treasurer)
Krisann Hatch Krisann Hatch ’88 CBPA
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Red Lion Hotels Corporation


Non-Directors (committee only)

Benji EstrelladoBenji Estrellado ’87 CBPA
Associate Broker/Marketing Representative
Cheney Realty, Inc.
Photo not availableRandi Neilson
Retired Vice President, Marketing
Robert HarleyRobert Harley
Retired President/CEO
Fidelity Associates
Photo not availableTom Reese
Business Development Director
Lydig Construction-Corporate
Michelle HegeMichelle Hege ’95 CSBS
Desautel Hege Communications
Photo not availableKeith Thompson
Senior Portfolio Manager
US Bank
Photo not availableKen Johnson


Ex-Officio (non-voting)

Dr. Rodolfo ArévaloRodolfo Arévalo, PhD
Eastern Washington University
Michael WestfallMichael Westfall
Vice President, University Advancement
EWU Foundation Executive Director

* An annual administrative fee of up to 2% may apply to your donation. This fee provides essential operational support for the EWU Foundation.