Officers & Board of Directors

Officers of the Corporation

  • Marty Ringle President

    Marty Ringle is President of the NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium. From 1989 to 2020, he served as Chief Information Officer of Reed College. Marty has chaired a number of higher education boards such as EDUCAUSE, the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), and REN-ISAC and has served on many advisory groups such as those for Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, NeXT, InCommon, the Internet2 Network Council, and others. Marty received the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award in 2003 and was co-leader of the EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group from 2016 through 2019.  As a peer consultant, Marty has assisted more than 150 universities, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

    Marty has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Binghamton University, jointly sponsored by the T.J. Watson School of Engineering. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and later led the development of the nation’s first bachelor’s degree program in cognitive science while serving as chair of Vassar College’s computer science department.

  • Marianne Colgrove Vice President – Secretary
    Marianne Colgrove

    Marianne Colgrove is the Deputy Chief Information Officer at Reed College. She is responsible for managing IT operating and capital budgets, campus IT procurement, data classification and privacy guidelines, and PCI compliance. She engages in a wide variety of cross-campus collaborations such as data governance, IT strategic planning, emergency planning, grant-funded initiative to support undergraduate research, support for digital accessibility, identity and access management, and project management community.

    Marianne has also served professional organizations in a variety of roles, including NWACC board and council member, Leadership Development Program faculty, and co-chair NW HEAT digital accessibility collaboration. Other professional contributions include Consortium of Liberal Arts College board member and treasurer, and EDUCAUSE annual conference program committee member.

Board of Directors

  • Virginia Tomlinson Chair of the Board (Term end: 12/31/24)
    Central Washington University
    Ginny Tomlinson

    Virginia (Ginny) Tomlinson is Associate Vice President / Chief Information Officer at Central Washington University. Prior to joining CWU in January 2020, Ginny served as the Chief Technology Officer of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where she was responsible for the strategic leadership and management of all aspects of information technology at the College. Ginny has worked in Higher Education for over 20 years. Previously she served as the CIO at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia and as Director of Information Technology Services at Oglethorpe University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ginny earned her Master of Science in Information Systems from Georgia State University.

  • Daniel Ewart Vice-Chair (1/1/23 – 12/31/24) and Chair-Elect (1/1/25-12/31/26)
    University of Idaho
    Dan Ewart

    Dan serves as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Idaho. In this role he leads a team of over 100 professionals serving the technology needs of the main Moscow campus, centers across the state, and students around the world. Prior to joining UI, Dan served as the Director of Information Services at the University of Wyoming and as Director of Information Technology at Dubai Aerospace Engineering University in Dubai, UAE. Before supporting higher education computing, Dan worked as a technology leader in the private sector for companies such as Interlink Group and Accenture.

    Dan earned his B.S. in MIS (1993) and his MPA (2010) from the University of Wyoming. He is highly engaged in regional, state and community activities including non-profit board membership and youth sports.

  • Borre Ulrichsen (Term end: 12/31/25)
    Gonzaga University
    Borre Ulrichsen

    Borre Ulrichsen has served as the Chief Information Officer at Gonzaga University since August 2016. From 2011 to 2016, he was the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for IT Services at California State University, East Bay. From 2002 to 2011, he was the Director of Information Systems Projects at San Francisco State University. Previous to that he held various IT leadership roles in the private sector. Borre completed his MBA at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

  • Brandon Gatke (Term end: 12/31/24)
    Pacific University
    Brandon Gatke

    Brandon Gatke is the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for Pacific University. Prior to joining higher education Brandon has led Information Technology teams for both large scale and small operations, with industry experience in Healthcare, Financial Services, Real Estate, and Ecommerce Software. Brandon is passionate about delivering value by developing people and leveraging technology in innovative and sustainable ways.

    He has an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University, an MS in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon, and BS in Speech Communications from Portland State University.

  • Abhijit Pandit (Term end: 12/31/25)
    University of Oregon
    Abhijit Pandit

    Abhijit Pandit is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Oregon, where he is responsible for the IT strategy and services in support of the university’s teaching, research, and service mission. Abhijit also oversees the university’s central IT department, which provides a broad range of technology services to UO students, faculty, and staff. His leadership experience spans Higher Education, Academic Medical Centers, Research, Healthcare, Non-Profit Public Corporations as well as corporate entities like Nike, Dr. Pepper Seven Up, Kellogg’s Keebler, and Cadbury Schweppes. Abhijit Pandit is also a member of the faculty at OHSU, having previously taught at the University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, and the University of Phoenix. Additionally, he serves on the board of Link Oregon. 

    Abhijit holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Washington.

  • Chuck Lanham (Term end:12/31/24)
    Western Washington University
    Chuck Lanham

    Chuck Lanham assumed the role of Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer at Western Washington University in July 2017. Overseeing IT for the University, Chuck ensures the delivery of secure, reliable, user-centered technology services of broad scope and purpose, develops and implements technology-related policies and procedures, and works with University administration in the strategic planning, prioritization, and resourcing of technology initiatives.

    Prior to joining Western, Chuck served in various positions at two other NWACC institutions. He served as the Associate Chief Information Officer at Portland State University for four years, overseeing academic and research computing and IT customer services. Before PSU, Chuck spent 17 years at the University of Idaho as the Senior Director of Enterprise Computing Support.

    Chuck has an MBA from the University of Idaho and an undergraduate degree in Financial Management and Technology from Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD.

  • Dan Terrio (Term end: 12/31/25)
    Whitman College
    Dan Terrio

    Dan Terrio is the Chief Information Officer at Whitman College. Prior to joining Whitman, Dan held positions as CTO at Lewis & Clark College, CTO for Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho, the Director of Information Technology for the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Ohio, and Manager of Academic Computing at Augsburg College in Minnesota.

    Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Augsburg College and completed graduate work (ABD) towards a doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota. Dan has made presentations at a variety of conferences including EDUCAUSE and the Society for College and University Planning.

    From 2001 to 2005, Dan served on the National Datatel Users Group Board of Directors. Dan has served in various capacities within EDUCAUSE, including the Administrative Award Committee, regional conference program committee and the SAC program committee.

    Dan has been active in NWACC since joining the council in 2001 and previously served as the Vice Chair of the Board from 2005 to 2006 and Chair of the Board from 2006 to 2008.