Portland, OR

The Portland Alumni Chapter is a friendly and vibrant community that welcomes all Zag alumni, family, friends and fans! Come join in the fun with the Portland Zag faithful!

Join the Portland Chapter

Chapters are for all Gonzaga alumni, current and former parents, and friends of Gonzaga. There are no fees or dues — it's free!


Portland Regional Scholarship

CRITERIA: First priority for Portland students with financial need. Second priority for any Oregon student with financial need.

Chapter Leadership

Andrew Sorenson '08

Andrew graduated in 2008 with a Major in Business Management Information Systems and a Minor in Criminal Justice. During his final year on the Men's Basketball team he graduated with is MBA in 2009. He moved to Portland in 2013 and became the president of the Portland Chapter in the summer of 2015. Andrew is an Operations Manager for Manufacturing Revolution at NIKE. In his free time you can find him at the gym, watching the Zags, checking out Portland's foodie scene, or traveling somewhere across the globe.

Board Roster

John Timm '72
Member of GU Board of Regents, Former Portland Chapter President

Tony Lucarelli '83

Angel Diez '67
Member of GU Board of Regents

Greg Bui '88
Member of GU Board of Trustees, Proud Zag Parent

Dena Horton '95

Derek Ames '99

Brian Loos '96

Jason D'Ambrosio '99

Drew Anderson '08
Pre-Season Tip-Off Committee

Michael Smoot '08
Pre-Season Tip-Off Committee

Derek Cheney '10
Openly Zag Open Committee

Derek Hoell '06
Game Watch Committee

Sara Wendland '15
Game Watch Committee

Marie Marshall '15
Game Watch Committee

Portland Stats

7,155 community members reside in Northwest Oregon

  • 2,972 Alumni*
  • 694 Current Parents
  • 2,336 Former Parents
  • 1,153 Friends

*Some alumni are also Current or Former Parents

  • Intel
  • Nike
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Portland Public Schools
  • Beaverton School District
  • City of Portland
  • Oregon State University
  • Bonneville Power
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Lewis and Clark College


Chapter Facts & Figures


Scholarship Commitments (2018)


Current Undergraduate Students from NW Oregon


Largest Chapter Membership


Region Career Mentors