Meet Our Staff

Amy Swank
Amy Swank, Director

Amy was born and raised in Othello, WA. She loves to cook and host others, read, watch college football and attend the many sporting events of her two children. Her favorite book is, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Her favorite travel destination is London, England.

Contact Amy: swank@gonzaga.edu   //   509.313.4154

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”  Steve Prefontaine


Cathy Santangelo
Cathy Santangelo, Program Assistant

Cathy was born and raised in Logan, UT. She loves to cook, dream about food, travel, read, play tennis and spend time with her family and friends. Her favorite book is, A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry. Her favorite travel destination is Sevilla, Spain.

Contact Cathy:  santangelo@gonzaga.edu   //   509.313.2782

“Nella botte piccola, c'è il vino buono.”

Italian version of, “Good things come in small packages.”


Samantha Briggs
Samantha Briggs, Office Coordinator

Sam grew up in the small town of Burley, ID. She loves to play the piano, watch movies, attempt DIY projects, travel, and go on long walks with her husband. Her favorite book is, The Blue Sweater, by Jacqueline Novogratz. Her favorite travel destination is Mbale, Uganda.

Contact Samantha:  briggss@gonzaga.edu   //   509.313.5501

 “There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living.”  Nelson Mandela