Development Staff

Tim Seydel – Vice President of University Advancement

Tim Seydel graduated from EOU in 1989 and serves as Vice President for University
Advancement which includes the EOU Alumni Association, the EOU Foundation,
development and fundraising, institutional communications, marketing, government
relations and public affairs. Tim returned to his alma mater in 1999 as Director of
University Relations after working in higher education in Montana and Iowa, and in
2009 he was appointed EOU’s first Advancement VP. He has been appointed by two
governors to serve as chair the Northeast Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory
Committee and is active in community organizations including the Northeast
Oregon Economic Development District Board, the Union County Economic
Development Corporation, and is a current member and past president of the La
Grande Noon Rotary Club. Tim was born and raised in La Grande, and enjoys
spending time with his wife and three children and is an active runner, cyclist,
mountain biker, skier and scuba diver.

Call: (541) 962-3740


Emily Adams EOU

Emily Adams – Executive Director of Philanthropy

Emily Adams joins EOU as the Executive Director of Philanthropy for University Advancement and the EOU Foundation. Prior to arriving at EOU, Emily spent two and a half years as a major gift officer for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University. From 2009 to 2018, she worked as a Development Officer at the University of Idaho, Department of Athletics. Specializing in annual giving, board development, campaign project management, stewardship and special events. Emily graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Organizational Sciences in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her two kids and being outdoors hiking, running, biking, kayaking and camping.

Call: (541) 962-3130


Tyler Dubsky – Major Gifts Officer

Tyler Dubsky joins EOU as major gifts officer after spending the last 10 years recruiting students as a member of the admissions team. He has vast experience and looks forward to his new role of engaging alumni and friends of the university. A member of the student ambassador program from 2001-03, Tyler earned his bachelor’s degree from EOU in anthropology/sociology. He is a key addition to the development team and will focus on raising support for scholarships and capital projects.

Call: (541) 805-5798


Gerri Silveira – Fiscal and Database Manager

Gerradette (Gerri) Silveira joined EOU and the University Advancement team in 2005.
She is the Fiscal Manager and Database Manager for the EOU Foundation. Gerri
manages the EOU Foundation finances and privately funded scholarships. Gerri was
born and raised in Petaluma, California. She attended St. Vincent’s School and then
graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Management and Accounting. She brings more than 15+ years of accounting experience
to the office.