Advancement & External Relations

Contact Us

Division of Advancement & External Relations

The divison of Advancement & External Relations (AER) is comprised of four units: the vice chancellor's office, advancement, alumni engagement & philanthropy, marketing & communications, and marketing & events (e.g. Commencement).

General contact

  • Phone: 425.352.3642
  • Physical address: 
    19128 112th Ave NE
    Bothell, WA 98011
  • Email:
  • Mailing address: Box 358528
    17927 113th Ave NE
    Bothell, WA 98011

Vice Chancellor's office


  • Rebecca Ehrlichman Blume​, Vice Chancellor for Advancement & External Relations (AER)
  • Reilly Berkshire, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement
  • Quetzal Martinez, Administrative Assistant


  • Sean Marsh, Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement
  • Julie Klein, Associate Director for Advancement, School of Educational Studies and School of Nursing & Health Studies
  • John Naumann, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy

  • Brandon Washington, Manager of Philanthropy and Annual Giving

Marketing & Communications

  • Marie Blakey, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Marketing & Communications

News & Media Relations

  • Elisabeth Schnebele, Writer

Graphic Design

  • Kristian Gorman, Graphic/Web Designer

Website Development & Social Media

  • Ashley Magdall, Digital Content Specialist

Marketing & Events (e.g. Commencement)

  • Lisa Walker, Director of Ceremonies, Events and Advancement Operations
  • Zach Fairchild, Program Manager, Ceremonies and Events