Alumni Association Annual Election

If you graduated, attended, or have ever worked for Walla Walla University in a non-student capacity, you are eligible to vote.

 


Voting has closed for the 2023 election year. Election results will be announced during homecoming on the alumni social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram) and in the summer issue of Westwind.

2024 voting will open in March, 2024.

Candidates


President Elect (one position, two candidates)

The president-elect will serve one year as president-elect, one year as president, and one year as Alumni Association board chair.

 

BRAD BROWN ’98 graduated with bachelor's degree in theology and pastored in the Washington and Montana conferences for 14 years. He later graduated from Andrews University with a Doctorate in Ministry. In 2012 he accepted the position of Director of Mission and Spiritual Care for Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California. Brad married Melea Spencer (class of 97’) and they had two children. Unfortunately Melea passed in 2018 after a 6 year battle with cancer.  Five months later the town of Paradise experienced the worst wild fire in the history of California. Brad was recognized for his efforts in saving patients and community during Campfire by TIME magazine as hero of the year 2018.  Brad has remained in the Paradise community to support the rebuild efforts and finish raising his children who both now attend Walla Walla University. Jaron is a junior electrical engineering student and Alina is a freshman pre-dental hygiene student. Brad enjoys dirt biking, fly fishing and traveling.

 

LISA FRANKOVICH '95 earned a bachelor's of science degree in health promotion and a minor in religion. Walla Walla University provided her with remarkable instruction and invaluable education through opportunities of service in leadership roles within the community and abroad. Post graduation she has sought meaningful positions as a drug prevention specialist in Waitsburg, Washington; teaching at Ekamai International School in Bangkok, Thailand; working as a residential counselor in a girl's home teaching life skills in Lihue, Hawaii; and is currently an executive specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University. Today she is a suicide prevention advocate and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, scuba diving and is finding out what she can do with alpine skiing.


Secretary (running unopposed)

The secretary will serve a two-year term.

 

LAUREL ROGERS ’95 completed a bachelor’s degree in English and speech communication while thoroughly enjoying her four years at WWU. She also has a master’s degree in writing from Portland State University. Laurel has thoroughly appreciated her four years as board secretary and is honored to be asked to run again. She and her husband, Tony, have three kids, two of whom are in their second year at WWU.


At-large board positions (two positions)

Board positions will serve a three-year term.

 

LOREN DICKINSON AKA DR. D. (FACULTY ALUM  1962-2000) "I'm an implant--not born here nor schooled here. Our family of four jettisons here in the early 60's from Takoma Park, MD. Carolyn took a job in the accounting office; I managed KGTS and taught communications courses. My aspirations were simple: Seek the appropriate education available, and work to be a credible instructor. I'll support notions reasonable and timely. I'll oppose those not useful or untimely. In that process I'll listen to your views as you offer them."

 

JOY BRUNT VEVERKA '04 earned a master’s degree in curriculum. She began her teaching career at San Diego Academy where she taught for almost 12 years. Later she taught for 12 years in the Oregon Conference, and finally for 19 years at Rogers Adventist School. For more than a decade of her time at Rogers, she taught education classes for WWU. Additional career experience includes being co-owner of nursing homes on the Oregon coast where she served as administrator of the residential care portion and comptroller. Her three children, Donny, Deanna, and James are WWU alumni. She delights in spending time with them and their families including six grandchildren.