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Title: Associate Vice President of Philanthropy
Department: University Advancement
Number of years at Eastern: 2+ months
Brief personal/professional description: Beth comes to EWU after a successful career in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she was actively engaged with a myriad of nonprofits, as owner of her statewide consulting firm. She also did a two plus year stint as Development Director at the United World College – a 17 school – worldwide organization (International Baccalaureate Program) whose president is Queen Noor of Jordan. Beth also brings a depth of management experience from her years in the corporate sector on the east coast.
Beth’s move to Spokane, Washington, after 21 years in the Land of Enchantment has been a significant transition. She loves to kayak, spend time with dear new friends and visit the Sravasti Abbey in Newport.
Favorite book: An Open-Hearted Life
Favorite movie: Top Gun – an oldie but wow the adventure in the cockpit!
Favorite restaurant: In Spokane, Casper Fry. In Santa Fe, Geronimo.
Favorite quote: A grateful heart will save you always.
Favorite vacation: Surfing in Malibu, California.
If I could do anything today I would: tour more of the country and the world, especially Italy and New Zealand. I absolutely love the Pacific Ocean. Adventure is in my blood.