Honoring the McVays

Upon his retirement at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, Walla Walla University President John McVay will complete 44 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 18 of those years at WWU. He is the longest-serving president in the university’s history.

President McVay and his wife, Pam, have partnered to graciously welcome thousands of guests to the campuses of WWU and are well-known for their active roles in public events. 

Retirement celebration

Walla Walla University cordially requests the honor of your presence at the retirement celebration of John K. McVay, the university's 23rd president.

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

Walla Walla University
Winter Educational Complex Alumni Gymnasium

Photo of John McVay and his daughter smiling at graduation
Photo of John McVay and Wally Wolf
John and Pam McVay smile at the camera while holding hands
Photo of John McVay talking to three students up front at the church
John McVay driving a light blue beetle
John McVay talks to someone at his book signing
Photo of John McVay and two other people watching a baseball game
Photo of John McVay smiling wearing a striped apron and holding a camera and blue cup
John McVay and students walk in front of the ad building in the snow
President McVay plays trombone with another faculty member
John and Pam McVay smile at the camera and sit in the back of an orange truck
John McVay talks in a microphone in front of the ad building

Memories and well wishes