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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


Lisa King ’08
President, WSU Foundation
Chair, WSUF Board of Directors
Hudson Bay Insulation (Retired)
Snoqualmie, WA
Bob Crist ’89
Crist Marketing and Consulting
University Place, WA
John C. Mingé ’83
Vice Chair/Vice President and Secretary
Chairman and President (Retired)
BP America, Inc.
Anchorage, AK
Vicki Gordon
Gordon Brothers Cellars, Inc.
Pasco, WA
Bill Ward ’66
Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
President (Retired)
Micro-Rent Corporation
Scottsdale, AZ
Mike Hambelton ’71
Hambelton Orchards
Wenatchee, WA
Eugene J. Voiland ’69
Investment Committee Chair
Voiland Enterprises, LLC
Bakersfield, CA
Lewis Lee ’88
CEO & Global Head
Aon IP Solutions Group
Spokane, WA
Linda Nihoul ’71
Audit Committee Chair
Certified Financial Planner (Retired)
AGP Wealth Advisors
Spokane, WA
Sheryl Ossello ’93
Loan Officer
PHH Mortgage
Scottsdale, AZ
Bruce Amundson ’75
Governance Committee Chair
Director of Communications (Retired)
Seattle, WA
Jack Pelo ’78
President & Chief Executive Officer
Swire Coca-Cola, USA
Sandy, UT
K. Duane Brelsford ’81
Immediate Past Chair/President
President & CEO
Corporate Pointe Developers
Pullman, WA
Liz Pritchard ’80
Vice President, Sales Training & Development
FOX Station Sales
Harbor Springs, MI
Scott Carson ’72
Former Campaign Chair
Investment Committee Vice Chair
Boeing Company (Retired)
Federal Way, WA
Gary Schneidmiller ’71, ’73
Owner, Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
Post Falls, ID
Molly Philopant ’76
Audit Committee Vice Chair
Olympia, WA
Jack Thompson ’78
CrossCountry Mortgage
Seattle, WA
Sue Christianson ’76
Chrishaven Trees
Burlington, WA
Mike Worthy ’77
WW Payment Systems
Vancouver, WA
Jim Coughlin ’79
Founding Principal, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Inc. (Retired)
Sun Lakes, AZ
Kirk H. Schulz, Ph.D. ex officio
WSU System President
Pullman, WA
Lura Powell ex officio
WSU Board of Regents Representative
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Retired)
Richland, WA
Mike Connell ’85 ex officio
Vice President, WSU Advancement
CEO, WSU Foundation
Pullman, WA
Mark Schuster ’95 ex officio
WSU Alumni Association President
Becca Zanatta ’97 ex-officio
WSU Foundation Advocates Chair
RJZ Connections, Incorporated
Walla Walla, WA
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