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
EWUF Audit Chair

Craig Hult Craig Hult
Surgical Specialists of Spokane

Daniel CarperDaniel Carper '72 CSBS
Retired Partner
Lord Abbett & Co LLC

Jason JonesJason Jones '96 CSBS
Sales Manager
Pacific Northwest Laboratories

Shelly ColombShelly Colomb '05 CBPA
Umpqua Bank

Photo not availableJay Kirkpatrick ’98 CSS
Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Greg DeckardGreg Deckard '86 CBPA
President & CEO
State Bank Northwest
(EWUF Secretary)

Jack LucasJack Lucas '77 CALE
President, TicketsWest & West Coast Ent.
Vice President, Red Lion Hotels Corp.
(EWUF Immediate Past Chair)

Jim DesautelJim Desautel '94 CSBS
Partner, DHC Founder

Rich Marll Rich Marll ’95 CBPA
Director, Human Resources

Leroy EadieLeroy Eadie '93 CBPA
Spokane Parks and Recreation
for City of Spokane

Richard Mount Richard Mount 
Witherspoon Kelley

Mike EkinsMike Ekins '68 CBPA
Interface Commercial Capital, Inc.
(EWUF Chair)

Mike MumfordMike Mumford '81 CBPA
Vice President
UBS Financial Services

Jana Erny Jana Erny 
VP, Retail Lending
Numerica Credit Union

Jay ReaJay Rea
Retired University Archivist Emeritus
Eastern Washington University

John Francisco John Francisco ’86 CBPA
Chief of Energy Resources
Inland Power & Light

Yvonne Smith Yvonne Smith ’88 CALE
Spa Director
Northern Quest Casino & Resort

Karla GehlenKarla Gehlen '85 CBPA
Corporate Human Resources Manager, Itron

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson '86 CBPA
Vice President/Commercial Banking Officer
Wheatland Bank
(EWUF Vice Chair)

Otto GuardadoOtto Guardado '95 CALE
Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial – Guardado and Lander

Tom TiffanyTom Tiffany '65 CSHE
Retired President/CEO
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories

Krisann HatchKrisann Hatch '88 CBPA
Regional Manager
Washington Employers
(EWUF Treasurer)

Gayle Van MatreGayle Van Matre '74 CALE
Retired Principal

Photo not available

Kelleye Heydon ’95 CALE
Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino
(EWUAA President)

Robert WhaleyHon. Judge Robert Whaley
United States District Judge
(BOT Representative)

Margo Hill Margo Hill ’08 CBPA
Assistant Professor
Eastern Washington University

Non-Directors (committee only)

Benji EstrelladoBenji Estrellado ’87 CBPA
Associate Broker/Marketing Representative
Cheney Realty, Inc.

Photo not availableKen Johnson

Michelle HegeMichelle Hege'95 CSBS
Desautel Hege Communications

Photo not available Randi Neilson
Retired Vice President, Marketing

Ex-Officio (non-voting)

Mary Cullinan, PhDMary Cullinan, PhD
Eastern Washington University

Michael WestfallMichael Westfall
Vice President, University Advancement
Executive Director, EWU Foundation

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