Staff Senate Members 2021-2022
Senators are elected by a peer vote to represent staff at large and serve a two-year term.
Senators and their term end dates:
Staff Senate Chair
Lauren Brownrigg (2022)
Lauren has been a member of Pacific community for over 8 years, as the Senior Associate Athletic Director. A graduate of the University of Kansas where she was a Cross Country/Track & Field student-athlete, Lauren also completed her graduate work at the University of Washington. She was previously the Staff Senate Chair in 2016-17 and looks forward to returning to that roll and serving the campus community.
Staff Senate Chair-elect
Kelsey Delanoy (2023)
Kelsey joined the Pacific community in August 2019, working in the Business Office in student accounts. She fell in love with campus and the whole community here right away. She is very excited to serve two years on the staff senate and have a voice in the campus. When not at work, Kelsey spends her time with her dog, Misha, going on hikes, runs or to the beach. One of her favorite hobbies is photography, which mainly consists of taking photos of her dog.
Staff Senate Secretary
Rachel Cadd ’12 (2023)
Rachel (she/her) is a proud alumna of Pacific University who graduated cum laude in 2012 with a degree in social work. Over the last 13+ years as a student and an employee of the university Rachel has worked in many roles managing communications, volunteers, events, and special projects. She strives to contribute to the Boxer community by sustaining the culture of care and compassion that she grew to love as a student. Outside of work, Rachel is happiest when immersed in a creative project, exploring the Pacific Northwest on a scenic hike, or spending time with her nephews.
Staff Senate Treasurer
Jeane Canon (2022)
Jeane has worked for the College of Arts and Sciences since 1998 in various positions to support financial management and is currently the budget manager in the dean’s office. In addition, Jeane graduated from Pacific in January 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. While working and completing her studies, she served as the Staff Senate Treasurer in 2019 and 2020. Currently, Jeane serves as your staff representative on the University Finance Committee. She enjoys collaborating with others on campus and finding ways to implement efficiencies in our daily routines. Jeane’s hobbies include swimming, gardening, researching the benefits of essential oils, and hiking on weekends with her black lab.
Staff Senate Governance Chair
Amy Tracewell (2022)
Amy works in University Advancement as a Major Gift Officer with an emphasis on Corporate and Foundation Relations. Her most recent previous work experience includes publisher of a weekly newspaper and Executive Director of a small hospital foundation. Amy values living and working in the same community and bringing people together to create community and economic vitality. She believes strongly in service, being good stewards of our resources, and in striving to celebrate what’s right in the world so that we can have the energy to tackle what’s wrong. Forest Grove is her home, where she lives with her husband Todd (who is the Electrician at Pacific), and her two cute dogs and one fat cat. When she and Todd aren’t fishing, they enjoy spending time with family, including Todd’s three daughters.
Staff Senate Former Chair, serving second term as a senator 2021-2023
Rudy Sanchez '14 (2023)
Rudy graduated from Pacific in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. As a student, he served on the Student Senate for two years and worked with multiple student groups. In 2017, he returned to Pacific to work in Undergraduate Admissions where he has helped recruit future Boxer students. Outside of work Rudy enjoys running, reading, and watching sports, especially when the Boxers are competing at home.
Austyn Allie '09 (2022)
Austyn graduated from Pacific University in 2009 and began working for the School of Physician Assistant Studies in 2017 where she is the Coordinator of Didactic Education. She previously served on the Staff Senate and currently serves on the IDEA, Professional Development Committee, and CHP Diversity Committees. She is also the Chair for the Center for Gender Equity Advisory Board. She enjoys spending time with her cats and partner, and she looks forward to working on ways to make sure staff from all campuses are included and feel valued.
Pam Arnold (2022)
Pam graduated with BA in Business Administration and Journalism from Pacific University. After enjoying a career in the corporate world for many years, she returned home to Pacific University in 2011. Pam is the Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the College of Health Professions on the Pacific University Hillsboro Campus. Pam is passionate about the university and looks for opportunities to collaborate with colleagues as well as community partners in support of our students. Pam spends free time with her husband, three sons, and two dogs, and enjoys traveling as much as possible.
Katrina Gust (2022)
Katrina grew up in the Forest Grove area and joined Pacific University in the spring of 2018. She started as an Office Assistant in the Vice Provost and Executive Deans office at the College of Health Professions campus, and transitioned to the Administrative Assistant for that office in January 2019. Katrina enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 4 year old daughter, working on home projects, camping, photography and trips to the coast.
Katie Lardy (2023)
Katie genuinely enjoys supporting students through their educational journey, and values opportunities to collaborate with staff and faculty to support student learning. I served for nine years as Assistant Director and Pathways Coordinator in the Career Development Center. My current role is in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders as the Student Services Manager. I hope to provide inclusive, effective support to all members of the Pacific community with whom I interact. Serving in multiple roles at Pacific has provided me with a greater understanding and awareness of the various systems our valued staff members use at the university and how and where our roles intersect. I look forward to doing what I can to support the staff through the work of the Staff Senate.
Will Lindauer (2022)
Will began his career at Pacific in August 2017 when his wife got accepted into the PT program and informed him that they are moving to Oregon. He quickly fell in love with the university and the community surrounding it. Since joining UIS he has continued to work on improving the computer imaging and deployment processes to get new computers out to the employees as quick as possible. He currently serves on the Strategic Energy Management team and the Professional Development Committee where he has provided Windows 10 trainings and helped to plan the all staff conference. In his free time he enjoys birding with his wife, cooking, board games, and getting out into nature for hiking or camping.
Vicki McGee '01 (2023)
Vicki graduated from Pacific in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Art. She worked in the Pacific Athletic Department for 14 years until she moved to the School of Natural Sciences. As a past Staff Senator, Vicki is excited to collaborate with others across campus to help create a positive community for students, staff and faculty. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, working outside in her garden, and watching soccer. Go Liverpool!
Peter Morgan (2023)
Peter has been with Pacific for eight years and works in UIS supporting the enterprise data systems. He served as a Staff Senator and Governance Chair from 2014-2018 and is excited to serve again. He also serves on the Health & Safety Advisory Committee, including one year as chair. Outside of work he enjoys golf, cornhole, traveling, ham radio, personal preparedness, learning about a low carb/high fat diet, and listening to symphonic metal music.
Carmel Nicol '16 (2022)
Carmel (she/her) is a proud alumna of Pacific University’s Bachelor of Social Work 2016 and Master of Social Work 2017 programs. She joined Pacific as the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions in 2018 where she finds joy in helping prospective students find their passion and meet their professional goals. She looks forward to collaborating with colleagues across all our campuses. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, family game nights, concerts, and spending time with friends, family, her husband, and Boxer dog, Kenobi.
Cheryl Plews (2023)
Cheryl joined the Pacific Family in 2016, working in Conference & Event Support Services (CESS). She loves that every day is different in CESS as they help with Pacific Events, Community Partner Events or planning Summer Conferences. She’s excited to be a part of Staff Senate and collaborate with others across campus. Outside of work she enjoys time with her family and her dog, painting, going on beach walks and working on her 1931 Forest Grove home.
Sara Summers (2022)
Sara joined Pacific University in Fall of 2017 as the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional admissions for the Eugene campus. She moved to Eugene from Portland and enjoys the smaller city and all of its eccentricities. She enjoys helping students navigate the world of admissions and applying for grad school. Outside of work Sara likes to watch Netflix, hang out with her daughter, go to the aquarium as much as possible as well as the beach, reading, pretending to run but if she is being honest it is mostly walking with her dogs, planning for her future small farm with chickens, goats, and one rescue cow.
Amber Vanzant '03 (2023)
Amber graduated from Pacific in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Education and Learning. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Teaching from Pacific’s College of Education in 2004. Amber taught kindergarten, first and second grades in the Hillsboro School District for ten years. After spending many years with five-, six- and seven-year-olds, she returned home to Pacific in July 2018 to work in the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership. In July 2021, she will expand her role to also provide administrative support for the newly established Doctor of Science program. Outside of work Amber enjoys reading, writing, all things Australian, attending concerts, and spending time with her many animals.
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