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Parents Council Leadership Team

What is the Linfield University Parents Council?

The Linfield University Parents Council welcomes and involves parents as vital members of the Linfield community. Parents Council members have a passion to engage with the university on a meaningful level and make an impact with their involvement. The goal of the council is to enhance the Linfield experience for students and their families.

Parents Council Overview

Linfield Parents Council Leadership Team enjoys the camaraderie of collaborating together to advance the mission of Linfield. Parents of current students are recruited based upon their ability and desire to serve as ambassadors of Linfield University. This leadership team has a deep interest in enhancing the Linfield experience for all of our students.

Parents Council members agree to:

  • Join the President’s Circle by making an annual gift of $1,000 or more.  
  • Work with University Advancement staff to encourage parents to support the Linfield Fund.
  • Attend 3-4 scheduled meetings per academic year (in person or virtually). Between meetings, members communicate via phone and email.
  • Provide advice and help to Linfield staff in one or more of the following areas:
    • Welcome parents of first-year students
    • Participate in parent events and communications
    • Encourage parent giving and thank parent donors
    • Host and attend Linfield events in their regions
  • Advise Linfield’s administrators on matters of interest and concern to parents.
  • Assist in recruiting new Parents Council members.

Parents Council Leadership Team 2020-21

Robert and Sheryl Bashaw, from Pullman, Washington

Melissa Calvano, from Trabuco Canyon, California

Mike '88 and Jackie Downer '87, from Napa, California

Elizabeth Goertzel, from Bellevue, Washington

Mark and Tina Grover, from Beaverton, Oregon

Scott Haley, from Hillsboro, Oregon

Scott Holstine, from Austin, Texas

Vicki Hutchison, from San Diego, California

Andrew Kokkino, from Eugene, Oregon

Maureen Lewison, from Bothell, Washington

Janet Marlette, from Waimanalo, Hawaii

Madonna Stanley, from Bend, Oregon

Page and Kathy Thibodeaux, from Mountain View, California

Dana Vandecoevering ’83, from Forest Grove, Oregon