Willamette Atkinson Graduate School of Management Names Advisory Board

The Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management named the members to its Advisory Board today. The Advisory Board members include:

  • Dixie Arthur -- chief operating officer, American Society of Association Executives, Washington, D.C.
  • Judy Basker -- development officer, University Relations, Willamette University, Salem, Ore.
  • L. B. Day -- organization consultant, L.B. Day & Company, Inc., Portland, Ore.
  • James Fitzhenry -- senior vice president, FLIR Systems, Inc., Portland, Ore.
  • Elizabeth Gilchrist -- senior vice president and chief financial officer, Bank of Edmonds, Edmonds, Wash.
  • Ann Jackson -- executive director and chief executive officer, Oregon Hospice Association, Portland, Ore.
  • Katsuyasu Kato -- president, Aomori Public College, Aomori, Japan Donald L. Krahmer, Jr. -- attorney, Black Helterline, LLP, Portland, Ore.
  • Sean Kuni -- president, Kuni Enterprises, Inc., Beaverton, Ore. James McCluskey -- senior managing director, Bear Stears Asset Management, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Hamilton I. McCubbin -- chief executive officer, Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Alan Shiffer -- chief executive officer,, Lake Oswego, Ore.
  • Craig Smith -- chief financial officer, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Ore. Dick Withnell -- president, Withnell Auto , Salem, Ore.

"We are excited about the wealth of experience our board members will bring the Atkinson Graduate School," said Bryan Johnston, dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. "Their leadership in the non-profit and for-profit sectors bring depth to our management program."

Founded in 1974, Atkinson offers a Master of Business Administration for Business, Government and Not-For-Profit Management. Atkinson is the only school in the nation accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Policy and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools. The Atkinson School's ­goal is to develop management skills across functions and across sectors, Johnston said.