Colleen Kawahara

Chief of Staff, Administrative Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Colleen has been at Willamette since 2012. She has served as Director of Special Projects and Events and as Director of the Office of the President. As Chief of Staff, she provides leadership and support for the operation of the President’s Office which includes handling questions, concerns, issues, and requests on behalf of the president. She supports the president on a variety of special projects and initiatives and coordinates the execution of university-wide events including the Atkinson Lecture Series and commencement.