Barbara Prowant joined the Walla Walla University Board of Trustees in 2006 following a term as chair of WWU's President’s Advisory Council. She is a corporate, securities and finance attorney who practiced law with large international law firms for 12 years before starting her own firm in Seattle, Washington in 2006.
Prior to obtaining her juris doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she was managing editor of the UMKC Law Review, Prowant practiced as a certified public accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick for a number of years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Union College in 1987 with high honors.
Prowant grew up in Pakistan, Japan, Singapore (where she attended Far Eastern Academy) and Hong Kong, where her father was a missionary dentist. She is actively involved in numerous civic, charitable and professional organizations, including her current service as a director of the Northwest Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, the Association of Women Attorneys with Real Experience (AWARE) and the Milton Murray Foundation for Philanthropy. Prowant is also a member of the North Pacific Union Conference Bylaws and Governance Committee.
In her spare time she enjoys travel, the outdoors, entertaining and spending time with her eight nieces and nephews.
Last update on June 28, 2012