Meet the Graduate Business Programs Team

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Shea Cope

Connect with Shea to learn more about The Portland MBA, JD/MBA joint program, MS in Global Supply Chain Management, and our Graduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management.

Angela Wright

Connect with Angela to learn more about our Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Taxation, The Healthcare MBA, and our Graduate Certificate in Taxation programs.

Laura Bald

Connect with Laura for questions about the Business Intelligence & Analytics Certificate, Human Resource Analytics Certificate & application completion questions.  



Allen Thayer 

Professional Development Specialist
Allen works with students to design and execute career plans, including job & internship search strategies, career visioning, & mock interviews.

DeAnne Preston 

Corporate Outreach Specialist
DeAnne leads employer relations for graduate business programs to facilitate career management opportunities for graduate business students.

Nancy E. Young

Academic Advisor

Nancy works with students on academic planning, identifying resources, and navigating student systems. 

Racheal Foxhoven


Rachel oversees recruiting, admissions, advising, and career management services for all Graduate Business Programs.

Julian SteeleJulian Steele

Onboarding & Student Success Coordinator
Julian works with newly admitted students to help them navigate getting set up in Portland State systems and in preparing for their graduate program. Julian also works on special projects related to student success and engagement.

Director, Graduate Business Programs