Fike to lead development at WSU Spokane; formerly director of WWAMI philanthropy

Fike-Nancy-2013-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Nancy Fike has assumed the position of director of campus and regional development for WSU Spokane.

She formerly served as director of philanthropy for WWAMI Spokane, part of the University of Washington’s five-state medical education program that serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. In that role, she raised funds for medical student scholarships and student enrichment activities.

“Nancy has done an incredible job of raising awareness of WWAMI Spokane,” said WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown. “In the short amount of time she has been involved with WWAMI, she far exceeded expectations for increasing philanthropic support for students and willingly shared her expertise with WSU Spokane on several other initiatives. I’m delighted that Nancy is willing to join WSU Spokane as we expand our campus.”

Fike was instrumental in helping grow the community-based Friends of WWAMI Spokane organization and assisted community leaders in raising funds for expansion of second-year medical education. As a result of their combined efforts, WSU Spokane is the only WWAMI site to offer second-year classes, which are traditionally held on the UW campus in Seattle.

“I don’t think there’s anybody better for the job,” said Mari Clack, co-chair of Friends of WWAMI Spokane. “The phrase, ‘That person is a natural,’ is absolutely true for Nancy. She likes people and really means it when she says expanding medical education in Spokane is a wonderful opportunity. WSU and Friends of WWAMI Spokane are lucky to have her.”

Prior to joining WSU Spokane, Fike was director of development for the Gonzaga University School of Law and district director for former U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt.



Nancy Fike, 509-358-7616,

Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane/WSU News Service, 509-358-7527,