Jere Witherspoon

Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life

And the Dean of Community Life

And the Dean of Learning Support Services

503-554-2316

jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu

Jere Witherspoon and her three dogs  

Jere and Cyrus

Hometown & State  

Cottage Grove, OR

Years worked at GFU  

17 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 35 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!!!

Three dogs: Fonzey, Murphy and Roxy. 

Hobbies or other interesting facts

I love to read! I also love independent films. (I am a huge fan of GFU's film festival and couldn't be prouder that my son is now a CMCO major!)  Cooking is also a passion of mine.  My dogs bring me a lot of joy and I finally am an owner of a female Jack Russell Terrier.

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

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