Wendy Flint has joined George Fox as director of the university’s IDEA Center. For the past four years she has worked as the chief learning officer at The Learning Oasis, a Napa, California-based nonprofit organization that provides supportive training services for universities, community colleges and adult education centers throughout California. In the six years prior (2007-13), she was senior vice president of marketing and sales for Boston Reed College in Napa, where she led a sales team of nine employees and helped the company grow in revenue from $5 million to $15 million in three years. Wendy also worked as director of professional and continuing education and workforce training at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California, from 1999 to 2007. Wendy has also been a training manager in corporations in the Pacific Northwest, including Hewlett-Packard and Electric Lightwave. She holds both a PhD in education (2004) and an MBA (2008) from Capella University in Minneapolis, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from Washington State University (1998). Wendy lives in Sherwood with her husband Terry, and they have three children and six grandchildren. Son Scott works at Nike as a global manager; son Todd is a paramedic firefighter for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue; and daughter Tracy is an elementary school teacher in Conway, Arkansas. Terry and Wendy attend Journey Church in Sherwood.
The university welcomes Arlene Candela as a human resource coordinator this month. She arrives from McMinnville Water and Light, where she worked as a customer service representative for the past two years. Before that, she was in active duty with the U.S. Air Force from 1999 to 2006, supervising customer service operations for more than 10,000 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel. During her tenure she was charged with controlling all inbound and outbound assignments for Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, California. Arlene is currently enrolled in Liberty University’s Masters in Human Resource online program, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix (2010). She lives in McMinnville with husband Steve, a fire inspector with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, and their three children – Julia, Eric and Andrew. The family attends Adventure Christian Church in McMinnville.
The IT department has hired Audrey Paice as a customer support specialist. For the past four and a half years she has worked as an administrative assistant for the Public Power Council in Portland. Prior to that, she worked as a personal assistant at Kent Employment Solutions in Lake Oswego (2011-12), leaving after five months to tend to her newborn baby. Audrey has also worked internationally, serving as a client services officer for Dubsat, an international publishing and broadcasting company, in Sydney, Australia, in 2009-10. She also worked as an office coordinator and administrative assistant for Omnilab Media in Sydney in 2008 and 2009. Audrey attended Hillsong International Leadership College, studying worship and creative arts, from 2004 to 2006. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband Brad and daughters Vilah (4) and Malachi (22 months), and attends Evergreen Christian Center in Hillsboro.
Courtland Sherreitt joins the university as an event production specialist. In May of 2016, he earned bachelor’s degrees from George Fox in both psychology and cinema and media communication. He returns to IT and media production services after working there as a student starting in January of 2014.
After almost six years of service to the university, Ted Allen (Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer) left George Fox last week. He will continue to work for the university in a more limited capacity through April 30.
Drew Jacobs (HR) left the university on March 16.
Mac Oxford (IT/Media Production Services) has left the university. He plans to work as a freelancer, using his skills on multi-camera productions for both live events and sports broadcasting.
Emily Gigoux (Advancement) left the university to work for a mortgage company.
Amy Rusaw (Plant Services/Custodial) left the university earlier this month.
Tiona Cage (International Student and Scholar Services) is leaving the university to work as a regional international student advisor at Miami University in Ohio. Her last day at George Fox will be Friday, March 24.