The university welcomes Rebecca Hernandez as associate vice president for intercultural engagement and faculty development. Rebecca, who will also serve as the school’s chief diversity officer, arrives from Goshen College, where she was associate dean of intercultural development and educational partnerships for the past two years. Prior to that, she was director of Goshen College’s Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning and an assistant professor of nursing (2008-12). Rebecca has also worked at Oregon Health and Science University as an assistant professor of nursing (2006-08) and as a research associate (2004-06). She holds a doctorate in human development and family studies from Oregon State University (2005), a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University (1996) and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education-social studies from Lakeland College (1989). Rebecca has also worked in several nonprofit organizations in Oregon focused on the health and well-being of Latino and other diverse communities. Rebecca lives in Tualatin with her niece Jordan and attends Mid Valley Community Church in Woodburn.
The university welcomes Cristina Schmitt as a graduate admissions counselor at the Portland Center, where she will specialize in serving students applying to the doctor of physical therapy and new master of social work programs. She arrives from the Stephenson Children’s Care Association, for which she served for the last six years as an on-site director for the Jackson Club, a middle-school-age after-school program and summer camp in Portland. Before that, she worked for a year as a teacher at The Children’s House Academy in Lake Oswego, Ore. Cristina earned a bachelor’s degree in educational ministries from Multnomah University in 2007. She lives in Portland and attends Village Baptist Church in Beaverton.
Dan Predoehl (ADP admissions) is leaving George Fox on July 22. He has accepted a position as the new director for the Emeritus Instructional Program at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. Dan had served in ADP admissions for five years, the last three as associate director.
Blair Cash (Athletics) left the university June 30 after 15 years as sports information director. He will continue to teach at the university on an adjunct basis in the Christian studies department. He is also the official scorer for the Hillsboro Hops baseball team.
Kathi Gatlin (IDEA Center/Registrar) is leaving George Fox on July 11. She says she’s ready for life’s “next adventure,” wherever that will take her.
Corina Burke (IDEA Center) left the university last month.
Caleb Wirth (Custodial) left the university last month.
Jan Amerson (Financial Affairs) has left George Fox after eight years at the university. She has taken an accounting position with Harvest Farms of McMinnville.
Trena Worthington (Custodial) left the university last month, moving back to California to take a job she held previously for many years.