Alumni Association Board of Directors

Established in 1987 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 not for profit organization in 2000, the PSU Alumni Association serves over 190,000+ alumni and friends of Portland State University. The Alumni Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors who represent the interests of the alumni network to the University.  

The Alumni Association Board of Directors seeks leaders dedicated to advancing Portland State University. Board members are alumni of PSU and represent various class years, majors, backgrounds and professions. Nominations for new directors are accepted on an ongoing basis with elections in spring. Elected for two, three-year terms, board members meet quarterly throughout the year to discuss issues of interest to alumni and other University and Association stakeholders.

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The Alumni Association programs are administered by the staff of the Alumni Relations Office, a unit within the PSU Foundation. The Executive Director for Alumni Relations reports to the Foundation President and CEO.

Board Focus

Educate - Engage - Advocate - Support

  • Advocacy (legislative, within PSU, the Portland community)
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Finance & Fiduciary Oversight
  • Board Recruitment and Board Member Engagement
  • Meeting Attendance (to sustain education/understanding of PSU)
  • Assist with Project Specific Requests from Staff
  • 100% board participation in philanthropic giving at any level

As the governing board for PSU's Alumni Association, directors: 

  • Represent the interests of alumni to the University
  • Support the University’s strategic initiatives
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility in overseeing the affairs of the Association
  • Financially support the university with a goal of 100% board participation
  • Attend quarterly Board meetings and annual retreat, actively participating in discussions and planning sessions
  • Serve on at least one committee or task force of the Board
  • Become aware of the Alumni Association’s mission, goals, and strategic plan, and assists in promoting major initiatives and activities
  • Represent the Association by promoting PSU and the Association in the community and at campus activities and events

Meeting Schedule: Fall Leadership Summit; regular meetings in January, April and June.

Board Members (term beginning July 2021)

Ed Johnson '13 Masters of Public Health
Board President

Vera Sell '06 Masters in International Management 
Vice President

Chris Liddle '09 Masters of Business Administration

Eric Brown '97 Masters of Public Health
Immediate Past President

Greg Meyer '08 Masters of Business Administration 

Eric Noll '15 Political Science,'18 Masters of Public Policy

Lori Heino-Royer '02 Masters of Business Administration

Dan Adams '92 Business Administration 

Sean Zimmerman '05 Economics, Honors College

Angela Wykoff '72 Mathematics, '75 MS Mathematics, '80 BS Structural Engineering
Board Member Emeritus

Trudy Toliver '84 Geography
Advocates Co-Chair

Khang Tran '07 Architecture, '11 Masters in Architecture
Advocates Co-Chair

Al Fitzpatrick '83 Master of Science, Education
Board Member Emeritus

Bill Lemman '48 Vanport, '04 HD
Board Member Emeritus