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Marylhurst University Adds Trustees and Administrative Leaders

For Release: September 22, 2010

Marylhurst University has added four new members to its board of trustees, as well as several new administrative leaders in advance of fall term.

Board of Trustees

Scott Bolton, director of government affairs for PacifiCorp; Tim Clevenger, vice president for marketing and brand management at The Papé Group; Dr. Gil Rodriguez, chief medical officer, Specialty Physicians, Providence Health Services; and Patricia (Trish) Smith, a community activist in Bend, Ore., all have been elected to serve on the 33-member board of trustees.

Bolton has been with PacifiCorp since 2004. He has broad experience in government and public affairs, and spent more than five years as a congressional aide to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. Bolton serves on the boards of directors for the Oregon Business Association, the Association of Washington Business, Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association, Rock and Roll Camp for Girls, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. A graduate of Portland State University, Bolton earned his MBA at Marylhurst.

Clevenger has more than 20 years' experience in advertising, sales and marketing, and has been directing marketing, corporate development and legislative affairs efforts for The Papé Group since 2000. Clevenger is an adjunct professor of advertising at the University of Oregon, and serves on the boards of Associated Industries, Oregon Business Council and the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and is a trustee for the Lane Community College Foundation. Clevenger graduated from the University of Oregon and earned his MBA at Marylhurst.

A physician for more than 40 years, Rodriguez joined Providence Health Services in 2009. Prior to coming to Providence, he was a special projects consultant for Legacy Health System and served for 14 years in various leadership roles at Southwest Washington Medical Center, including chief medical officer and vice president of strategic planning and marketing. Rodriguez is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and currently a pro-tem member of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance commission, where he served for more than eight years as a commissioner. Rodriguez earned his undergraduate and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of Colorado.

Smith currently sits on the Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation Board and Gonzaga University Board of Regents. She is an active volunteer with Central Oregon Community College, the Oregon State University Cascades Campus and other central Oregon community organizations. Smith recently completed two terms on the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. She was a long-time board member of Oregon Public Broadcasting and was a member of the OHSU governance board as the university became a public corporation. Smith taught elementary school in Washington, Oregon and California and earned a history degree from Gonzaga University.

Complete list of  Marylhurst University board of trustees.

Administrative Leaders

The university also has added four new administrative leaders, some filling new positions and some replacing retiring administrators. The new additions to the leadership team include:

Dr. Ethan Benatan, vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Benatan previously was director of computer user services at Reed College. In this new position at Marylhurst, Benatan will guide IT strategy and operations to deliver maximum benefit to the institution.

Lynn Mawe, vice president for university advancement. Mawe comes to Marylhurst after serving as director of development at Oregon Episcopal School. She has more than 20 years' experience in education fundraising.

Celina Ratliff, vice president for human resources. Prior to joining Marylhurst, Ratliff served as chief human resources officer for the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. She earned her MBA from Marylhurst.

Bill Zuelke, dean of students. Zuelke was most recently dean of student services at Clackamas Community College. In this new position at Marylhurst, Zuelke will help the university support and deliver services to all on-campus and online students.

About Marylhurst

University Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university located one mile south of Lake Oswego on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence. Marylhurst's small, seminar-style classes – offered weekdays, evening, weekends and online – provide convenience and flexibility for students with busy lives seeking professional certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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