Office of the President

Welcome to the Office of the President

We are excited to welcome families and friends to Spokane and our beautiful campus to celebrate commencement for the class of 2016.

There are many great speakers and events planned for Gonzaga’s 123rd commencement, including an address by Father James Martin, S.J. Martin, a Jesuit priest, journalist, and author, will receive an honorary degree at the Senior Commencement ceremony.

The ceremony is among Gonzaga’s three commencement exercises and many other special events. The weekend also includes the Law and Graduate Commencement ceremonies. Please see this page for a complete listing of events, photos and more.

The academic year has been marked not only by many inspiring student successes, but also by many acts of generosity by the Gonzaga community to ensure a strong future.    

  • The Gonzaga Will campaign, thanks to a $55 million gift from Miss Myrtle Woldson, is now much closer to reaching its goal of raising $250 million for future generations. The largest fundraising endeavor in our history will build up our endowment to support scholarships for students who otherwise couldn’t attend.
  • A generous gift from the Wolff family highlighted the fourth annual Gonzaga Day, which also included an engaging “Zag Talk” in Seattle, both of which reflected the celebration’s focus on academic innovation.
  • We are busy implementing our partnership with the University of Washington on a regional, community-based medical education program. A record class of 60 first-year medical students and 40 second-year students will start classes on the Gonzaga campus in dedicated facilities this fall.

 It has been a year of many wonderful accomplishments. We would like to wish everyone in the Gonzaga community a restful, adventurous and safe summer.

With gratitude,

Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil.

Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil.

Chief of Staff to the President
John Sklut

Exec. Assistant to the President
Julia Bjordahl

Sr. Admin. Assistant
Geneva Finley

Sr. Admin. Assistant
Katie Galassi