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

20 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 38 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 gave me the greatest gift:  my first grandchild...a boy named Cyrus Jones McNelly. I am in LOVE!!!

Two dogs: Roxy, an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier and a 4 month (as of June 2016) old BoerBoel puppy name Baza.  If you see us playing ball on campus, come say hi!  

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 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 3 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