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National Alumni Board

We are lifelong Pilots. We are champions for UP’s mission, values, and current students. We stay active with University leadership and engage fellow Pilots to help us bridge campus and alumni life.

The National Alumni Board (NAB) helps the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations in its mission to connect all generations of the UP family through ongoing teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership. The purpose of the NAB is to foster fellowship and meaningful engagement among the University, alumni, students, parents, and the UP community on the local, national, and global level.

The NAB and the Alumni & Parent Relations staff work together to build creative, collaborative, and supportive relationships between the UP campus community and all graduates in all locations. To help accomplish this, NAB members serve as leaders across the alumni community to create opportunities to engage alumni as lifelong stewards in the University of Portland community by increasing awareness, participation, and philanthropic commitment through teaching, faith, and service.

In addition to advocating for the needs and interests of our alumni to the University administration, the National Alumni Board also recognizes alumni excellence though Alumni Awards and supports future alumni by awarding annual 1901 Scholarships to current students.


National Alumni Board Members

Jennifer (Swinton) Williams '00

Jen Williams
NAB Chair
Account Consultant
New York, NY

Major: Organizational Communication
Affinities: Women's Basketball

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Brian Bergquist '79

Brian Bergquist
Retired from US Air Force and Kaiser Permanente
Milwaukie, OR

Major: Accounting
Affinities: AFROTC, Alpha Kappa Psi

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Nicole Callihan '12

Nicole Callihan

Director at Heliogen
Long Beach, CA

Major: Global Business
Affinities: Salzburg, E-Scholars

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Molly Craft Johnson ’13

Molly Craft Johnson '13
New York, NY

Major: Environmental Ethics & Policy
Affinities: Mehling, Rowing Crew, NYC Chapter

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Laya Duguid '26

Laya Duguid
Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Events Manager
Royse, TX

Major: Political Science
Affinities: Social Justice Coordinator for The Moreau Center, PIYN Group Leader, Intermural Club Volleyball 

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Doug Edwards '67

Doug Edwards 2023
Professional Pilot
Vancouver, WA

Major: Sociology/Psychology
Affinities: AFROTC, Upsilon Omega Pi

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Kainalu Gomera '26

Kainalu Gomera
Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Treasurer
Hilo, Hawaii

Major: Political Science; Minor: Communications
Affinities: ASUP Senator, Hawaii Club Member, Social Justice Coordinator for The Moreau Center, PIYN Group Leader

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Brett Greene '00

Brett Greene
Director of Origination & Strategic Analytics at PGE
Portland, OR

Major: Finance & Accounting
Affinities: Track & Field, Intramurals

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Mike Irwin '78

Mike Irwin
Retired from Air Force and Department of Homeland Security
Portland, OR

Major: Industrial Engineering

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Jason Lesh '01

Jason Lesh
Managing Principal at Pilot Wealth Management
Portland, OR

Major: Marketing and Management
Affinities: ASUP, CPB, Shipstad

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Kyle McDonnell '13

Kyle McDonnell

Fisher Investments
Camas, WA

Major: Finance
Affinities: Crew, Villa Maria, Schoenfeldt

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Bill Reed '72

Bill Reed 2018

Retired as Director of Events at University of Portland
Hillsboro, OR

Major: Education
Affinities: Sigma Tau Omega, Residence Life Staff 

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Alyssa (Schmidt-Carr) Rollins '10

Alyssa Schmidt '10
Family Medicine Physician Assistant
Salem, OR

Major: Life Science
Affinities: Corrado, ASUP, Black Student Union, BIPOC Chapter

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Denise Sunseri '81

Denise Sunseri
Private Investor
Del Mar, CA

Major: Accounting
Affinities: Blue Key, Alpha Kappa Psi, ASUP

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Tim Terich '94

Tim Terich
Principal at Froelich Consulting Engineers
Portland, OR

Major: Civil Engineering
Affinities: Soccer, Engineering

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Kate (Oxford) Watson '03

Teacher & Curriculum Integration Coordinator
Andover, MN

Major: Elementary Education
Affinities: Kappa Delta Pi, Minnesota Chapter Leadership 

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