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Marylhurst University Appoints Two New Board Members

For Release: January 14, 2009

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university serving self-directed learners of all ages, appointed Xandra T. McKeown and Greg Hogensen to its Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

"The talent and diverse expertise of our board has always been one of Marylhurst's key strengths," said Ruth Beyer, chair of Marylhurst's board of trustees and partner at Stoel Rives LLP. "The leadership skills and financial management expertise that Xandra and Greg bring to the board ensures the university will continue to benefit from a wealth of experience and innovative thinking."

Xandra T. McKeown is the executive vice president of commercial banking for West Coast Bank in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She joined the company in 2000 and works with commercial businesses, builders and developers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Prior, she worked at U.S. Bank as senior vice president overseeing business banking. She is the board president for Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation and trustee for the OHSU Foundation and the High Desert Museum. McKeown earned an MBA from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in economics from Whitman College.

"Xandra's experience in commercial banking will be valuable as we chart the course for Marylhurst's future. In addition to her broad financial and general management expertise, she brings leadership perspectives gained while serving as board president of Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation," Beyer said.

Greg Hogensen is a senior vice president, senior consultant and portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where he specializes in business transition and provides wealth advisor services for high net worth clients. Prior, he managed retirement planning, business transition and wealth management for 20 years as senior vice president at Smith Barney in Portland, Oregon. Hogensen currently serves as the president for the Oregon College of Arts & Craft Foundation and on the advisory board of the University of Oregon School of Business. Hogensen earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon in finance and real estate.

"Greg's accomplishments in consulting and portfolio management will help Marylhurst take advantage of new growth opportunities. He brings a balanced perspective gained through his businesses knowledge and experience serving on boards in higher education," Beyer said.

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university located one mile south of Lake Oswego on Highway 43, offers professional certificates and degrees for undergraduate and graduate studies. Marylhurst's small, seminar-style classes—offered weekday, evening, weekends and online—provide flexibility for students with busy lives.

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