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The Board of Regents is the development advisory group of the University Honors College and is comprised of distinguished OSU alumni and friends of OSU who are committed to the mission and vision of the UHC. Board members work with the Dean, UHC staff, and the UHC development officer to promote the long-term success and sustainability of the UHC and its programs by serving as external advocates to potential donors and other supporters; advising on fundraising strategies, opportunities, and projects; and contributing directly and indirectly to the UHC’s long-term goals and stability. Board members’ engagement and leadership is central to the achievement of the UHC’s mission.
Andy Bartmess was a graduate of the OSU Honors Program, earning a BS in Industrial Engineering in 1982. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and has pursued an active and varied business career. He worked for many years with Dawson International PLC, a textile manufacturer based in Scotland and Manchester, serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. From January, 2011 to March, 2013, he was the Director of the Commercial Division of the Rain Bird Corporation. Rain Bird is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of irrigation systems, and Andy was responsible for the company's global business. Andy is also a published author in the field of global supply chain strategy. He is married with three sons. He joined the UHC Board of Regents in 2013.
Adam Bean became a member of the UHC Board of Regents in 2011. Adam graduated from OSU with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in 2000. He is now an Industrial Engineer with Fujifilm Dimatix in Santa Clara, CA and has been an active supporter of the UHC in a range of capacities for several years.
James Davis joined the UHC Board of Regents in 2011, following many years of support for the UHC. Jim, now retired, was a family practice physician for over 30 years, and he graduated from OSU in 1951. He lives in Bend, and he has been passionately involved in blazing and maintaining snowshoe trails throughout Central Oregon. Jim and his wife support the Jim and Dee Davis University Honors College Scholarship.
Kenneth Krane, Professor Emeritus in the OSU Department of Physics, has been one of the UHC's most active faculty partners since the founding of the College in 1995. After engaging with the UHC as a faculty member, on the OSU Faculty Senate, and on a numer of thesis and scholarship committees, Ken joined the UHC Board of Regents in 2011.
Carol Hill Pickard graduated from OSU with a BS in Clothing, Textiles, and the Related Arts in 1976. While attending OSU, Carol was involved with a number of extracurricular activities from the marching band to serving as a Resident Assistant in Buxton Hall. Carol went on to earn her J.D. in 1979 from William and Mary’s Marshall Wythe School of Law. Carol began her career working as an attorney for the U.S. Army JAGS Corps then moved on to the Department of the Navy from 1983-1988 as a civilian attorney. Carol was a partner in the law firm Stenberg, Sunseri, Roe, Pickard and Rudy in San Jose for twenty years. Carol is married with three children. She has remained an active member of OSU’s community by serving two terms on the OSU Alumni Association Board. Carol joined the UHC Board of Regents in 2005 and became the Chair of the Board in 2011.
Mary Carlin Yates is originally from Portland, and she graduated from Oregon State in English (class of 1968). She recently retired from a very distinguished and active career in the U.S. Department of State that began in 1980. She served as Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi from 1999-2002 and Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana from 2002-2005, during which she was recognized with a Presidential Performance Award for Excellence in 2004. From 2005-2007, she served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the United States European Command with an area of responsibility encompassing 92 countries in Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and the Middle East. After two years as Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Activities of United States Africa Command, Ambassador Yates joined the National Security Council in 2009 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs. She was appointed interim Charge d’Affaires to Sudan by President Obama in 2011, and retired from the State Department in 2012. She joined the University Honors College Board of Regents in 2012, and she supports the Barbara Carlin and Mary Carlin Yates Honors Scholarship recognizing her mother.
Roy Arnold holds an Emeritus appointment at OSU after an impressive number of OSU administrative positions; including Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS), Provost and Executive Vice President for OSU, and Executive Associate Dean of CAS. Roy came to OSU from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he served as the Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. His academic area is Food Science and Technology. He served as national president of the Institute of Food Technologists, a 28,000 member scientific and professional society, in 1994-95. Roy lives in Corvallis with his wife Jane. They spend a lot of time with their grandchildren in Olympia and enjoy hiking, spending time in the outdoors, and traveling. Roy has provides continuing leadership to the UHC, the Agricultural Research Foundation, the OSU Retirement Association, and in the community of Corvallis. Roy served as a Board of Regents member from 2009-2011.
Ruth Beyer was the chair of the Board of Regents until the end of her term or service in 2011. She is an attorney in the Corporate practice group for Portland-based firm Stoel Rives. She served as the Managing Partner for the firm’s Portland office from 1995-2005. In 2005 Ruth was selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America and in 2006 as an Oregon Super Lawyer. She serves as a Trustee for the Oregon State University Foundation, and is a co-founder of the Oregon State University Women’s Giving Circle. A 1977 alumnus of the OSU Honors Program, Ruth Beyer holds a degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame.
John Byrne Emeritus Board Member, is OSU Emeritus President (1984-1995) and joined the Board in the fall of 2002. Byrne taught a UHC Colloquia, Leadership and Personal Success, for many years. Although retired, John continues his involvement with the OSU campus and keeps a busy schedule of professional advising and consulting. John also paints and has shown work through the Pegasus Gallery on 2nd Street in Corvallis.
Teri Calcagno is a college counselor at Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon. As a counselor to potential UHC students, Teri provides a unique and important perspective to the board. She is an active member of both the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) as well as the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC). She served as PNACAC President in 2006-2007. Teri is currently the State Representative for Oregon for ACT providing input to the organization regarding college admissions and workforce development. A 1989 alumnus of OSU, Teri Calcagno holds a bachelors degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Human Services.
Roy Gaussoin graduated from OSU in 1956 with a degree in Business and Technology. He is retired president of Silver Eagle Manufacturing and Silver Eagle Industries, a trucking and transportation products manufacturing company founded by his father in 1933. Roy served on the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees from 1985 to 2004 and served on both the Council of Regents Advisory Committee and the BASF Board of Directors from 2002-2006. He is a past president of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Through the years, Roy and his wife Shirley (also class of 1956) have generously supported OSU through Athletics, the University Honors College, the University Fund, and various scholarships. Roy served on the UHC Board of Regents from 2006-2012. Roy and Shirley live in Lake Oswego and have three grown children.
Joe Hendricks is Emeritus Dean, University Honors College, and a past ex officio member of the UHC Board of Regents.
Mike Hogue is a life-long resident of the Lower Yakima Valley. He has been a board member of Yakima Chief, Inc. since its inception in 1998 and currently serves as Board Chairman. Founder of the Hogue Cellars winery, he was majority owner and Board Chairman until 2001 when the business was sold. His newest joint venture is the Mercer Estates winery. Mr. Hogue was a charter member of the Washington Wine Commission and during the last two years of his twelve-year service performed as Board Chairman. Mr. Hogue currently serves on the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District Board of Directors. Service not so closely tied to his businesses includes twelve years on the Central Washington State Fair Board, on which he currently serves as Chairman, past service on the Prosser School Board, and two terms on the UHC Board of Regents from 2005-2011. Mr. Hogue is married and has four children. He enjoys golf, fishing and flying.
Kathy Kralj Emeritus Board Member lives in Gresham, Oregon where she is a College Counselor at La Salle High School. Previous experience has included college counseling at St. Francis Academy and Mt Hood Community College. She and her husband have three children, one of whom, Emily Kralj, is currently a student in the UHC.
Allan Lane Emeritus Board Member joined the Board in the winter of 2003, lives near Oxford, England. He is currently the Head of The Derivatives Research group at Barclays Global Investors. Allan earned his PhD at the University of Washington at Seattle, where he developed his strong affection for the Northwest. Prior to this he obtained a degree in mathematics at Oxford University in the UK.
Norm McKibben who joined the Board of Regents in 2009, retired as a civil engineer after working 25 years with Peter Kiewit Construction and at the time of retirement was president of several subsidiary companies. Norm is currently managing partner and/or consultant for more than 600 acres of the top vineyard sites in Walla Walla (Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills, and Les Collines). He is also managing partner of Pepper Bridge Winery and active partner in Amavi Cellars and Artifex Winery. He is a past chairman of the Washington Wine Commission and the Washington Transportation Commission. He has a “no problem cannot be solved mentality,” and has created one of the most technologically advanced viticulture sites in the U.S. As a champion of sustainable viticulture, Norm is a partner in Quality Compost LLC, which produces an excess of 8,000 cubic yards of compost each year. This compost is used in vineyards across the Walla Walla Valley, virtually eliminating the need for synthetic fertilizers in vineyards using compost.
Bryce M. Payne Emeritus Board Member is Vice President and Relationship Manager with Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage. Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage provides lending, servicing and advisory solutions to the commercial real estate industry. He is also a member of the Portland Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Mr. Payne holds an MBA from the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon (2001) and was an undergraduate in the OSU University Honors College with an HBA in Computer Science and HBS in Business Administration (1999). While at OSU, he co-founded The Chronicle (then known as The Ecclesia), launched The Daily Barometer online and studied abroad at Lancaster University in the UK. Today, he lives in the Portland area with his wife, and in his spare time enjoys traveling, photography, and cycling.
Don Richards lives in Boston where he is Managing Partner of NorthShore Capital Advisors, LLC, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in mid-market transactions. Prior to joining NorthShore in 2004, he was Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions of Iron Mountain Incorporated. Iron Mountain is the leading company in records and information management. Before joining Iron Mountain, he practiced corporate law with Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston from 1992 to 1997. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University (1992) and was an undergraduate in the old Honors Program at OSU with a BS Business Administration (1986), and Political Science (1989). Mr. Richards served on the UHC Board of Regents from 2001-2011.
Melinda von Borstel Smith received her doctor of pharmacy from OSU/OHSU college of pharmacy in 2008. She currently works as a pharmacist for Safeway, with her daily goal being to help educate the public on their medications and lifestyle choices, hoping to thereby improve long-term patient outcomes. Melinda is a 2006 graduate of the Oregon State Honors College and received the HBS in Nutrition and Food Management and an HBA in International studies with a minor in Spanish. Melinda is thoroughly enjoying being done with school, having time to read books she had set aside for the last 8 years, and having more time to spend with her husband. Together they spend their free time hiking and challenging themselves to undertake new activities, recently having completed the Portland Marathon and with their sights set on competing in a triathlon. They live in Southwest Portland and are actively involved in their church, Cedar Mill Bible.
Tom Wall is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Seattle. He completed his PhD (1974) at the University of Washington and is an Associate Clinical Professor in both the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and the Department of Psychology at the UW. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. For six years he served on the Board of Seattle Country Day School, a private school for gifted children. His wife is an Educational Psychologist in private practice and they have two children both of whom have graduated from the UHC. Tom and his family also enjoy hiking, skiing and developing the family blueberry farm.
Margaret Walton Emeritus Board Member graduated from OSU (then OSC) (1955) with a degree in Business Education. She was an active member of Mortar Board, Talons, and various other student groups. She married James Walton and has three children and seven grandchildren. Her husband passed away in 1993. She has many active community involvements. She was the first female President of Corvallis Country Club, and President of the Samaritan Village Board of Directors. She has been President of the OSU Alumni Association and received the Dan Poling Alumni Service Award. Ahs was an advisor to OSU Mortar Board for three years and twice served as President of the local PEO Chapter.