Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Notes From Waller

“Welcome!” James Lippincott

It’s a word I have been hearing a lot lately as I've become acquainted with the Willamette University community. And I would like to extend a welcome of sorts to you.

What I mean is that I welcome your feedback and your involvement; you are always welcome to contact me by phone, email, or in person when you find yourself on campus. I'm here to serve you and your fellow Bearcats, and I place great value on the multitude of perspectives within this great institution.

As I write this first message just days after arriving on campus (and just over a week after relocating to Salem from Southern California), I'm also welcomed by an incredible view of bluebird skies, majestic trees, and stately collegiate architecture from my office window. My family (my spouse Katherine and three-year-old daughter Fiona) and I are very pleased to join the WU family. We look forward to seeing you at performances, athletic events, and gatherings, both on campus and in locations around the country.

This is a vibrant university, and the future is indeed bright. But whether you are nearby in Salem or Portland, or across the oceans, you are a part of Willamette, and the university needs you to continue to thrive. The Willamette community exists not just on campus, but extends around the world as a network of alumni, students, and parents. We will continue to seek ways to connect the far-flung dots.

I'm delighted to be a Bearcat. My door is open to you.

James Lippincott
Assistant Vice President, Alumni and Parent Relations