Jere Witherspoon

Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life

And the Dean of Community Life

And the Director of Learning Support Services


Jere Witherspoon and her grandson

Hometown & State

Cottage Grove, OR

Years worked at George Fox

19 years

Favorite Memory Here at Fox

Every year I have more memories to add to my heart. Working with Patty Findley in Minthorn holds so many favorites. She's one of the funniest and FUNNEST people I know.

Favorite place to hang out in Portland/Newberg

The Pearl District in Portland. My backyard porch in Newberg. Biking around Newberg.

Family & Pets

I have been married for 37 years to my junior high first, real love. His name is Wade. I have three wonderful adult children: Brenna, Kalie and Jesse.

In April, 2013, my daughter Kalie and her husband gave me my first grandchild...a boy named Cyrus Jones McNelly. I am in LOVE!!!

Two dogs: Fonzy and Roxy.

Hobbies or other interesting facts

I love to read! I also love independent films. (I am a huge fan of George Fox's film festival and couldn't be prouder that my son was now a CMCO major!) Cooking is also a passion of mine. My dogs bring me a lot of joy.  But NOTHING makes me happier than spending time with my family, and year old grandson.

Typical Coffee Cottage drink you order

Summer time: Iced Americano, triple, with cream. Winter time: Triple (12 oz.) Americano with cream. New favorite - Dark Chocolate Mocha from Red Hills Market in Dundee.

Favorite Scripture Verse

"He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort that God has given us." 2 Corinthians 1:4