Jere Witherspoon

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life and the Dean of Students


Jere Witherspoon and her grandson

Hometown & State

Cottage Grove, OR

Years worked at George Fox

22 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 FUNNIEST people I know.

Working with my student employees continues to provide life-long relationships.  I hope that one day I will be asked to be a flower girl in a wedding. 

Favorite place to hang out in Portland/Newberg

The Pearl District in Portland. My backyard porch in Lafayette. Biking in wine country.

Family & Pets

I have been married for 40 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 13 year old Jack Russell Terrier and a 2 year old Boerboel (South African Mastiff) 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 cinematic arts 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 4 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