New additions to the Reed staff

Diane Gumz has joined the college as the director of corporate and foundation support. Before coming to Reed, Gumz was director of the annual fund at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, and she had previously worked for the Minnesota Orchestra as development assistant to the director of corporate and foundation support. Gumz received an M.F.A. in studio art at the University of Texas-Austin and a B.A. in political science from Grinnell College, in Iowa.

Leslie Limper, former director of financial aid at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, is now Reed's director of financial aid. She began working at Willamette in 1985 as assistant director of financial aid and assumed the post of director in 1996. A graduate of Lewis & Clark College in education, Limper has also served as assistant director and director of financial aid at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, and as secretary in the financial aid office at Lewis & Clark.

Dwayne Davis is associate dean of student services for residence life. He was formerly director of residential life at the College of Wooster, 55 miles southwest of Cleveland, Ohio, since 1987. Davis holds a B.A. in political science from Mars Hill College in North Carolina, and he studied in the master of arts program in higher education, with a concentration in student personnel, at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Michael A. O'Brien, former manager of security for Guardsmark, Inc. in Seattle, Washington, is Reed's new director of community safety. While at Guardsmark he was head of security for two major, highly visible clients. Before joining Guardsmark, O'Brien worked for 26 years in the U.S. Marshal's Service as chief deputy and U.S. marshal. O'Brien holds a B.A. from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, and studied in the master of arts program at Chapman College in Orange, California.

Reed magazine survey results

This past spring Reed surveyed a sampling of its readers on the usefulness of the magazine. Almost 1,000 households returned their surveys, and the comments about the magazine were generally positive. In addition to the survey results below, we learned that 88 percent of those surveyed believe that the magazine helps keep them connected with what is happening at the college.

Sample survey responses

How often do you read the magazine?
Always 38.2%
Regularly 38.2%
Occasionally 21.1%
Never 1.5%

How do you rate the magazine coverage overall?
Excellent 36.4%
Good 56.1%
Fair 6.6%
Poor .8%

Do you think Reed is an important source ofinformation about the college?
Yes 93.9%
No 5.8%

How much of the magazine do you read?
None .9%
Portions 46%
Most 44.9%
All 8.2%

Survey respondents were entered into a drawing for a free Reed sweatshirt. The 10 lucky winners of sweatshirts were Neil Andersen, Carol Conell '71, Jeffrey Cooley '93, Ronald Dilley, Gordon Hart '84, David Lacy '70, Wendy Larson, David Pariser '68, Joan Soderland, and Patricia Summers '71.

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