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Monday, July 23 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
University and College Presidents' Roundtable

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Christine Johnson; Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane
Mary Cullinan; President, Eastern Washington University
Ana Mari Cauce; President, University of Washington
Kirk Schulz; President, Washington State University

Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks
This cross-border regional forum for university presidents is the only one of its kind in North America. The Roundtable is a forum for university presidents to showcase best practices at universities and colleges across the region.
  • Allan Cahoon; President and Vice Chancellor, Royal Roads University
  • Ana Mari Cauce; President, University of Washington
  • Mary Cullinan; President, Eastern Washington University
  • Paul Dangerfield; President, Capilano University
  • Daryll DeWald; Chancellor, WSU Health Sciences Spokane
  • Angus Graeme; President and CEO, Selkirk College
  • James Johnsen; President, University of Alaska
  • Christine Johnson; Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Thayne McCulloh; President, Gonzaga University
  • Marc Pagano; Chancellor, University of Washington-Tacoma
  • Deborah Saucier; President, MacEwan University
  • Kirk Schulz; President, Washington State University
  • Chuck Staben; President, University of Idaho
  • Beck Taylor; President, Whitworth University

Roundtable Discussion 
Attendees and panelists will explore how the region could move forward to address challenges and opportunities in talent development, as well as share strategic partnerships and innovations for emerging challenges in higher education.

Hosted by Community Colleges of Spokane

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Allan Cahoon

President and Vice Chancellor, Royal Roads University
Allan Cahoon, PhD became president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University in 2007. He is the university’s third president and, as a result of an extensive review, was re-appointed as president until June 30, 2017. In February, 2016, the Board of Governors was pleased to announce... Read More →
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Ana Mari Cauce

President; Co-Facilitator, University of Washington
As the president of one of the world’s great public universities, Ana Mari Cauce is leading the University of Washington in advancing its mission in four key areas: providing a leading-edge student experience, conducting research and scholarship that has a global impact, upholding... Read More →
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Mary Cullinan

President; Co-Facilitator, Eastern Washington University
Since 2014, Dr. Mary Cullinan has served as the 26th President, and the first female President, of Eastern Washington University. Prior to coming to Washington, she served for eight years as President of Southern Oregon University and for three years as Provost and Vice President... Read More →
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Paul Dangerfield

President, Capilano University
Paul Dangerfield assumed the role of Capilano University’s third president and vice-chancellor on October 1, 2016.Dangerfield was the executive director and Vancouver campus dean of the New York Institute of Technology, and was dean of Capilano University’s faculty of business... Read More →
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Daryll DeWald

Chancellor, WSU Health Sciences Spokane
Daryll B. DeWald became the fourth chancellor of WSU Spokane on Sept. 1, 2017. An experienced academic leader and a successful life sciences researcher, DeWald is passionate about higher education and providing avenues for students, faculty, and staff to succeed.In his progressive... Read More →
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Angus Graeme

President and CEO, Selkirk College
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of British Columbia and was employed as a professional Forester before beginning my career in post-secondary education. I began instructing at Selkirk College in 1992 and have since remained here. Concurrent to being... Read More →
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James Johnsen

President, University of Alaska
Dr. Jim Johnsen was appointed to serve as the 14th president of the University of Alaska on July 28, 2015. His most recent experience includes service as an executive with Alaska Communications and previously with Doyon, Limited. President Johnsen also served the University of Alaska... Read More →
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Christine Johnson

Chancellor; Co-Facilitator, Community Colleges of Spokane
As Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Chancellor, Dr. Christine Johnson is charged with leading a complex district that spans six counties over a 12,300 square mile area. It includes Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College, as well as rural learning centers... Read More →
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Thayne McCulloh

President, Gonzaga University
Thayne McCulloh is humbled to be in his ninth year serving Gonzaga University as its President.Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh. Dr. McCulloh holds a B.A. from Gonzaga (1989) and was awarded a Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Oxford University, England (1998).  He first... Read More →
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Mark A. Pagano

Chancellor, University of Washington-Tacoma
Dr. Mark A. Pagano, the fourth Chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma, grew up in southern Illinois. He has a B.S. (1979) in engineering (he was a first-generation college student), an M.S. (1983) in engineering, and a Ph.D. (1992) in engineering science from Southern Illinois... Read More →
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Deborah Saucier

President, MacEwan University
Dr. Deborah Saucier became the fifth president of MacEwan University on July 1, 2017. An accomplished academic and successful university administrator, she is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion—and truly believes that education has the power to transform lives.Deborah... Read More →
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Kirk Schulz

President, Washington State University
A nationally respected leader in higher education, President Schulz became the 11th president of WSU and a tenured professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering on June 13, 2016. He previously served seven years as president of Kansas State... Read More →
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Chuck Staben

President, University of Idaho
Chuck Staben took office as the 18th president of the University Idaho March 1, 2014. During President Staben’s four years at the University of Idaho, he has led new initiatives to meet Idaho’s needs in education and innovation while maintaining excellence in graduate and professional... Read More →
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Beck Taylor

President, Whitworth University
Beck A. Taylor, Ph.D., became the 18th president of Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.) in July 2010. He came to Whitworth after serving as dean and professor of economics for the Brock School of Business at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.) and as associate dean for research... Read More →

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:45pm AKDT
Meeting Room 2

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