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About the Foundation

WSU Foundation Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves as the governing board for the WSU Foundation and has fiduciary responsibility for the general business and affairs of the WSU Foundation, including oversight of the Foundation’s property, assets, and policies.

The WSU Foundation welcomes nominations for new volunteers. Typically, nominees are evaluated by the Foundation’s Nominating Committee in the spring, recruited over the summer, and attend their first meeting in the fall. Know someone who might be interested? Nominate them here. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Board Relations Team at

Board of Directors Executive Committee


K. Duane Brelsford ’81
Past Chair, WSU Foundation
President & CEO
Corporate Pointe Developers
Pullman, WA
Scott Carson ’72
Past Campaign Chair, WSU Foundation
Investment Committee Vice Chair
Boeing Company (Retired)
Federal Way, WA
Mike Connell ’85 ex officio
Acting VP WSU Advancement & CEO,
WSU Foundation
Pullman, WA
Lisa King ’08
Chair/President, WSU Foundation
Hudson Bay Insulation (Retired)
Snoqualmie, WA
John C. Minge ’83
Chairman and President (Retired)
BP America, Inc.
Anchorage, AK
Linda Nihoul ’71
Audit Committee Chair, WSU Foundation
Certified Financial Planner (Retired)
AGP Wealth Advisors
Spokane, WA
Laura Powell ex officio
Regent, Washington State University
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Retired)
Richland, WA
Kirk H. Schulz, Ph.D. ex officio
President, Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Bill Ward ’66
Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
President (Retired)
Micro-Rent Corporation
Scottsdale, AZ
Eugene J. Voiland ’69
Investment Committee Chair, WSU Foundation
Voiland Enterprises, LLC
Bakersfield, CA


Board of Directors


Bruce Amundson ’75
Director of Communications (Retired)
Seattle, WA
Elizabeth A. Cowles
Cowles Publishing Company
Spokane, WA
Jim Coughlin ’79
Founding Principal, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Inc. (Retired)
Sun Lakes, AZ
Bob Crist ’89
Crist Marketing and Consulting
University Place, WA
Shari L. Freidenrich ’82
Treasurer-Tax Collector
County of Orange
Huntington Beach, CA
Vicki Gordon
Gordon Brothers Cellars, Inc.
Pasco, WA
Mike Hambleton ’71
Hambleton Orchards
Wenatchee, WA
Lewis Lee ’88
CEO & Global Head
Aon IP Solutions Group
Spokane, WA
Dave McGoldrick ’65
Attorney and Partner
Morton McGoldrick
Anderson Island, WA
Glenn Osterhout ’82
Cetera Advisor Network
Bellevue, WA
Molly Philopant ’76
Member-at-Large, Audit Committee Vice Chair, WSU Foundation
Olympia, WA

Gary Schneidmiller ’71, ’73
Secretary, WSU Foundation
Owner, Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
Post Falls, ID
Shelly Spangler ’07 ex officio
WSU Alumni Association President
SCL Health, Saint Joseph Hospital
Denver, CO
Jack Thompson ’78
CrossCountry Mortgage
Seattle, WA
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