National Alumni Board

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.

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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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Megan Conkle ’21

Student Representative

Major: Nursing


Colton Coughlin '10

Colton Coughlin
Engineer, Boulder County Transportation Department
Boulder, CO

Major: Civil Engineer
Affinities: Villa Drum Squad, UP Singers, UP Band, ASUP, Water Polo

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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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Doug Edwards '67

Doug Edwards
Professional Pilot
Vancouver, WA

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

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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 Principle at Pilot Wealth Management
Portland, OR

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

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Maggie Loft ’21

Maggie Loft
STAT Student Representative

Major: Secondary Education and History, Political Science minor


Cameron Lyons ’21

STAT Student Representative

Major: Finance, Entrepreneur Scholars


Tami Martin '81

Tami Martin
Teacher at St. Mark Parish School
Seattle, WA

Major: Education
Affinities: Salzburg, Mehling, Liturgical Choir

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Jane O'Connor '09

Jane OConnor
Real Estate Agent, Windermere Realty Trust
Portland, OR

Major: Communications
Affinities: Granada Study Abroad, Corrado

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Bill Reed '72

Bill Reed

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

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

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Jordan Schiemer '15

Jordan Scheimer
South Bend, IN

Major: Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management
Affinities: Office of Admissions, Schoenfeldt Hall, Shepard Freshman Resource Center, Campus Ministry

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Alyssa Schmidt '10

Alyssa Schmidt '10
Family Medicine Physician Assistant
Salem, OR

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

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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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Kimo Yamaguchi ’88

Kimo Yamaguchi ’88
Vancouver, WA

Major: Business Management
Affinities: Villa, Shipstad, Residence Life, Hawai'i Club, Intramurals, Hawai'i Chapter

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Sarah Zabinski ’15

Sarah Zabinski ’15
Portland, OR

Major: Operations and Technology Management, Marketing
Affinities: GOLD Board, Business Fraternity, London Study Abroad, CPB, ASUP

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