The Alliance is governed by a Council of member library deans and directors, with leadership and fiduciary responsibility vested in a Board of Directors drawn from and elected by Council. Council approves the budget and all strategic initiatives. Each member institution appoints a library director to Council and each Council member has one vote.


Council is our longest-standing group, dating back to a first meeting on September 27, 1993. As the consortium grew, Council approved formation of an Executive Committee in 1997 and a Board upon incorporation in 2003. In many ways Council’s collegial traditions are unchanged.

Committees & Task Forces


Xan Arch

University of Portland

Pronouns: she/her

Julie Austad

Clark College

Term: October 2021 – Present

Michelle Bagley

Portland Community College

Pronouns: she/her

Chelle Batchelor

Board Member-at-Large

Western Oregon University

Natalie Beach

Chemeketa Community College

Ginny Norris Blackson

Linfield University

Michael Bowman

Portland State University

Paul Bracke


Associate Provost, Institute for Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Gonzaga University

Jane Carlin

University of Puget Sound

Robin Champieux

Oregon Health & Science University

Amanda C. R. Clark

Past Chair, Board

Whitworth University

Dalia Corkrum

Whitman College

Ian Coronado

Lane Community College

Mark Dahl

Chair-elect, Board

Lewis & Clark College

Pronouns: he/him

Anne-Marie Deitering

Dean of Libraries

Oregon State University

Pronouns: she/her

Megan Dugan

Board Member-at-Large

Mt. Hood Community College

Pronouns: she/her

Kelly Evans

Secretary, Board

Eastern Washington University

Carolyn Gaskell

Walla Walla University

Pronouns: she/her

Isaac Gilman

Pacific University

Pronouns: he/him

Mark I. Greenberg

Western Washington University

Tina Hovekamp

Library Director

Central Oregon Community College

Pronouns: she/her

Ben Hunter

University of Idaho

Pronouns: he/him

Dena Hutto

Reed College

Jason Kovac

Clackamas Community College

Pronouns: he/him

Lishi Kwasitsu

Warner Pacific University

Pronouns: he/him

Craig Milberg

Treasurer; Finance Committee Chair

Willamette University

Pronouns: he/him

Emily Miller-Francisco

Southern Oregon University

Pronouns: she/her

Greg Mullins

Chair, Equity Exploratory Committee

The Evergreen State College

Pronouns: he/him

Simon Neame

Dean of University Libraries

University of Washington

Michael J. Paulus

Seattle Pacific University

Pronouns: he/him

Alex Rolfe

George Fox University

Pronouns: he/him

Sarah Rowland

Eastern Oregon University

Alicia Salaz

Board Member-at-Large

University of Oregon

John Schoppert

Oregon Institute of Technology

Pronouns: he/him

Jay Starratt

Board Member-at-Large

Washington State University

Pronouns: he/him

Amy Stewart-Mailhiot

Saint Martin’s University

Pronouns: she/her

Sydney Thompson

Central Washington University

Term: June 2022 – Present

Sarah Watstein

Board Chair

Seattle University

Pronouns: she/her


Photo of Kim Armstrong

Kim Armstrong

Executive Director

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (360) 984-6504

Pronouns: she/her/hers