Please welcome our new WWU employees!


Please congratulate Debra Conwell as our new Gift Processing Specialist for Alumni and Advancement!

I'm happy to work with a team that supports the alumni and works toward the advancement of the university. I plan to help the university the most in this position by accurately and efficiently processing donations that support the varied missions here at WWU.

A large portion of my life has been spent here at WWU either as a student, volunteer, or employee. My unique skills as a business co-owner, bookkeeper, biology tech., teacher/librarian and mentor fit nicely to record, reconcile, and facilitate the acknowledgement of gifts to Walla Walla University. Working in these positions would not be possible without earning an education here, first with an A.S. in business, then a Bachelor of Science in Elem. Ed. with minors in business and biology and finally a Master of Arts in Teaching in Literacy Instruction.

My husband, Mark, and I have three grown children and three grandchildren. Our once empty nest is now occupied by four cats, Whiskers, a black and white, Timmy, a beige stripe, Oliver Twist and Tippy Canoe both from the same litter and both are orange tabby. Together Mark and I enjoy traveling to visit children and grandkids as well as other family. As a retired carpenter, Mark has many projects that will keep us busy for several years. Mark and I and our kids enjoy the out-of-doors especially bird watching.