WWU Alumni Association Board


  • July 21 (Zoom meeting)
  • September 15 (Zoom meeting)
  • November 17 (Zoom meeting)
  • January 19 (Zoom meeting)
  • March 16 (Zoom meeting)
  • May 18 (Zoom meeting)

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Havstad Alumni Center Board Room, unless announced otherwise.

The next regularly scheduled business meeting:

Homecoming Weekend 2022
Alumni Association Business Meeting
Friday, April 22, 2022, 12:30 pm
University Church, Fellowship Hall

Board Member Roster 2020-2021

The president-elect is elected annually and will serve a three year term—one year as president-elect, one year as president, then one year as the board chair. The board secretary and treasurer will serve staggered two-year terms. All other members will serve three-year terms.

Brent Stanyer ‘84

Board Chair

Term: 2018-2021

Brent Stanyer is proud to be part of a fourth-generation family of Walla Walla University students/graduates including his grandparents, parents, wife (Helaina  Bouliers ’84), children and in-laws.  Brent is an elder law and estate planning attorney in Spokane, Washington where he and Helaina has her optometry practice. He is a “wannabe” triathlete and sings in the Spokane Symphony Chorale.  He is a board member for Spectrum/Adventist Forum and is active at his local church, nonprofit and professional organizations.

Jackie Crombie Stonas ‘96


Term: 2019-2022

Jackie Crombie Stonas has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from WWU and enjoyed serving as ASWWC social vice president. Jackie and her husband manage a handful of small businesses, including yogurt shops and a storage facility, as well as several real-estate ventures. She has enjoyed chairing a daycare board for the past few years and served multiple terms as vice chair on her local school board. Her three daughters currently attend WWU. Jackie enjoys traveling, cooking, her dogs, husband and all things family.

Eric Denney ‘06

President Elect

Term: 2020-2023

Eric Denney graduated with a bachelor of science degree in physical education from WWU. He spent over ten years in nonprofit management before moving back to his hometown of Walla Walla this past year. Eric now works for Baker Boyer Bank as a family advisor. Eric and his wife, Erin (Meidinger), live in College Place with their two children. In his free time, Eric enjoys cycling, golfing, and spending time with family.

Jimmy Johnson ‘97


Term: 2020-2022

Jimmy Johnson graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Jimmy has worked as the assistant treasurer and corporation treasurer for Upper Columbia Conference for the past 20 years. He is married to Debbie and together they have three children—Chloe (senior at WWU), Tori (freshman at UCA) and Jack (6th grade). Jimmy enjoys vocal performance, water skiing, camping, and reading.

Laurel Rogers ‘95


Term: 2019-2021

Laurel Rogers completed a bachelor’s degree with majors 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’s passion for clear communication drives her desire to keep alumni well-informed of their board’s activities by serving.

Brigitte Davis ‘83

Term: 2020-2023

Brigitte Davis graduated with a degree in speech-language pathology before obtaining her master of science degree from the University of Washington. She began teaching as an adjunct professor in the communication department at WWU in ’93 which she still continues to do today. Passionate about interacting with students and others, Brigitte and her  husband, Dennis, also a graduate of WWU, serve as co-presidents on the Committee of 500. Their four children all attended WWU.

David Hall ‘93

Term: 2019-2022

David Z. Hall is a third-generation WWU alumni. After WWU, David graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine where he completed residencies in preventive and occupational medicine, including a master’s degree in public health nutrition. He now works for Portland Adventist Medical Center. David has fond memories of time spent at Rosario Beach Marine Station and serving as a student missionary in Pohnpei, Micronesia, “I loved my college years at Walla Walla. The professors are amazing and I made so many lifelong friends.” He relishes time with his wife, son, and daughter.

Mindi (Vories) Irvine att. ‘88—‘90

Term: 2019-2022

Mindi (Vories) Irvine graduated from Loma Linda University with a masters in physical therapy in ‘93 and earned her doctorate in ‘11. She and her husband, Lance, have four children enrolled in Adventist education from Rogers through WWU. She loves being active in their lives. Mindi owns a multi-site physical therapy practice of 17 years in Tri-Cities, Washington, and is passionate about helping people improve their health and longevity through physical therapy and lifestyle medicine.

Jilma Jimenéz ‘88

Term: 2020-2023

Jilma Jimenéz graduated with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and received a master’s in biomedical engineering from Wright State University. She is the vice president of a large international engineering consulting firm, as well as an adjunct professor and advisory board member at Seattle University’s  Graduate School of Engineering. A proud product of Adventist education and beneficiary of the Walla Walla College Fund, Jilma now pays it forward by mentoring young women and minorities seeking careers in STEM. Her hobbies include traveling and vegan cooking.

Jan Roberts ‘73

Term: 2018-2021

Jan Roberts has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and used it extensively during the nearly 40 years she lived overseas. Jan is very active in the music community in the Walla Walla area as well as working as the collaborative pianist for Whitman College and Walla Walla University. Jan also enjoys working as an accompanist with the Walla Walla Choral Society. She has been a mentor of freshman students at WWU since 2014. She loves cooking new recipes, walking and keeping in touch with people around the world. Jan is the mother of three children, all of whom continue to serve overseas.

Tom Thompson ‘68

Term: 2018-2021

Tom Thompson is retired in the Walla Walla valley with his wife, Clare, after teaching mathematics at Walla Walla University for over 42 years. He has a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Washington and a doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of California. He enjoys woodworking, reading, amateur astronomy, travel, hiking, genealogy and sharing juice from his tiny vineyard.

Jodi Wagner ‘92

VP for Marketing and Enrollment Services


Claudia Santellano ‘14

Alumni and Parent Relations Director


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