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CWU Alumni Association
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CWU Alumni Association Board

Central Washington University alumni are represented by the CWU Alumni Association, a board of 20 individuals elected to serve four-year terms. They represent the diverse interests and needs of the graduates and other attendees of the university.


Working with the Office of Alumni Relations, the Central Washington University Alumni Association works to promote a close relationship between alumni and the university, encouraging engagement and financial support for the advancement of the university’s mission. It also advises the Office of Alumni Relations on all matters relating to alumni affairs.

If you are interested in becoming a member or know someone who would be an asset to the association, submit a nomination form. Nominations are taken year-round, though they are not reviewed until October for appointments in June.

Board By-Laws

Alumni Association Board By-Laws

Current Board

Meet our current CWU Alumni Association board members. Click to nominate a new board member.

Alumni Association Executive Committee FY20

Karina Bacic-Busch, Alumni Association Board President

Karina Bacica-Busch
Class of 2004

Andrew Mork, Alumni Association President-Elect

Andrew Mork
Class of 2011

Ginna Fontaine, Alumni Association Secretary

Ginna Fontaine
Class of 2012

Aaron Erickson, Alumni Association Treasurer

Aaron Erickson
Class of 2013

Dan Nicklaus, Alumni Association Past President

Dan Nicklaus
Class of 1997
Past President

Additional Current Board

Bill Bonaudi, Alumni Association Retired President

Bill Bonaudi ('64)
Retired President
Big Bend Community College

Tim Booth

Tim Booth ('00)
Washington State Sports Editor/Writer
The Associated Press

Tyler Cummings

Tyler Cummings ('13)
Social Media Community Manager

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Jana Decker ('11)
Configuration Managmement
Data Quality & Distribution, Boeing

Kiana Dixon

Kiana Dixon ('17)
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Bre Elsey

Bre Elsey ('07)
Associate Director of Government Relations
Washington Farm Bureau

Dan Ford

Dan Ford (‘13)
City Engineer
City of Pasco, WA

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Vincent Ruiz ('11)
Client Liaison Assistant
Weinstein & Riley PS

Jada Rupley

Jada Rupley ('73)
Clackamas Education Service District

Craig Sanderson

Craig Sanderson ('13)
Logistics/Tariff Specialist
Applied Technical Services

Kiana Shaw

Kiana Shaw ('09)
Duty Manager, Inflight Crew Scheduling
Alaska Airlines

Jake Stillwell

Jake Stillwell ('09)
Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder, PS

Tony Swartz

Tony Swartz (‘09)
Attorney at Law

Bill Wallace

Bill Wallace (‘72)
Retired Corporate Human Resources Manager
National Frozen Foods Corp.

Brian Wisler

Brian Wisler ('98)
Benefits Consultant
Sound Consulting Services

Former Board Members

Shane Backlund ('95, '00)
Superintendent, Selah School District

Mike Bogatay (‘08)
Business Services Specialist, CareerLink Administrator

David Coffman ('12)
President, Coffman Engineers

Samantha Cotton ('10)
Estimator, C-Com Services, Dallas, TX

Ryan Golze ('95)
Director of Operations, Summerset Senior Living

David LaRiviere ('83)
Vice President, Conover Insurance

Douglas Nickson (’67, ‘72)
Certified Retirement Financial Planner, Nickson Secure Retirement

Veronica Gomez-Vilchis (‘02)
Diversity Officer, Center for Diversity & Social Justice, CWU

Mark Johnson ('87)
Vice President of Government Affairs, Washington Retail Association