Finance Committee



The Finance Committee is responsible for the following:

  1. Recommending new and revised financial policies.
  2. Selecting and working with an external investment manager to steward Alliance investments and make adjustments to the investment portfolio.
  3. Facilitating communication between external auditors and the Board of Directors in connection with the audit and any other fiscal matters that arise.
  4. Reviewing, accepting and recommending for Board of Directors approval the annual financial statements.
  5. Ensuring compliance with governmental regulations, including filing of federal and state tax documents.
  6. Managing Alliance central staff HR functions:
    • new and revised HR Alliance staff policies and procedures, ensuring that best practices and compliance with laws and regulations are considered:
    • appropriate benefits packages for eligible Alliance staff;
    • compensation levels for paid staff positions;
  7. Communicating all relevant matters to the Board of Directors as necessary.
  8. Reviewing and accepting the annual operating budget prepared by Alliance central staff and recommending the budget for Board of Directors approval

Membership of the Finance Committee will consist of: the Treasurer, (who serves as Chair); the Alliance Past-Chair; one additional Board member; and three Council members (non-voting). Members of the Committee are appointed by the Alliance Chair annually for a two-year term. The Alliance Executive Director and Finance Manager serve as ex-officio members with no voting rights, and are recused from audit discussions. (updated 4-28-2021)

The work of the Finance Committee is normally accomplished by mail, fax, email, and telephone.


Chelle Batchelor

Board Secretary

Western Oregon University

Term: July 2021 – June 2023

Paul Bracke

Associate Provost, Institute for Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Gonzaga University

Term: July 2022 – June 2024

Pronouns: he/him

Amanda C. R. Clark

Past Chair, Board

Whitworth University

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Ian Coronado

Lane Community College

Term: November 2021 – June 2023

Ben Hunter

University of Idaho

Term: July 2021 – June 2023

Pronouns: he/him

Craig Milberg

Treasurer; Finance Committee Chair

Willamette University

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Pronouns: he/him


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Amy Wheeler

Finance Manager

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (541) 583-0244

Pronouns: she/her/hers