The university welcomes Lisa Mariea Fithian, DNP, MSN, RN, as director of the School of Nursing. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the nursing profession. Most recently, Lisa served as a Clackamas County Health Centers’ nursing supervisor (2012-14), where she assisted in opening a new primary care clinic at Sunnyside Health & Wellness Center in Clackamas. Previously, she managed CareOregon’s CareSupport Department (2009-12) and worked for four years as a night shift charge RN and neonatal resuscitation RN at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital in Clackamas. She taught in and chaired the nursing department at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City (1994-2004) and was a professor of nursing at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash. (2005-06). Lisa held positions as a nurse manager, chief nurse executive, staff RN and nursing faculty in Ohio, Utah and California during the 1980s and early 1990s. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing in nursing administration from the University of California, San Francisco (1994), a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Case Western Reserve University (1982), and a bachelor’s degree in biology from John Carroll University (1979). Lisa has four adult children ranging in age from 20 to 29. East Hill Foursquare Church in Gresham has been the church home of Lisa and her family since 1994. She will be on campus part time until July 1, when she will assume the full-time director role from Darcy Mize, who is serving as interim director through June.
Andrew Fleming joins the university this month as a computer support specialist in the IT department. Andrew has spent the past two years doing computer and video freelance work, and has also been the computer support technician at Camp Tilikum. While a student at the university between 2009 and 2012, he worked part time during the academic year and full time during the summers as a service desk support employee in IT. He is the son of Jim and Karlyn Fleming and lives in Newberg. He enjoys photography, video production and wood working in his free time. Andrew attends West Salem Foursquare Church, where he volunteers as a youth group leader and supports a variety of church ministries.
Brian Gardner (Development) left the university in late March to serve as vice president for university advancement at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. Reporting to the CEO of residential education, Brian will oversee the university advancement division, work closely with President David Wright (a George Fox alumnus), and serve on the President’s Executive Council.