Yvonne Iwasa joined the Walla Walla University board in 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Walla Walla University in 1988, and an MA in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton in 1992. She spent ten years of her professional career at Treasure Valley Community college where she was Social Science Department Chair and sociology instructor before leaving to be a full-time parent.
Yvonne currently enjoys volunteering in the community in various capacities and at the Adventist schools her children attend. She is a Pathfinder leader, local church elder, and teaches youth Sabbath School. She currently serves on the Idaho Conference Board of Directors, the NPUC Board of Education, and the NPUC Nominating Committee.
She is passionate about making Adventist education excellent, relevant, and accessible, in order to prepare young people for joyful lives and effective Christian service.
Yvonne is married to Dan Iwasa who also attended WWU and is an optometrist. They live in Payette, Idaho and have three children: Carly, a WWU student, Makoto, who attends Gem State Adventist Academy, and Chloe, a student at Treasure Valley Adventist School.