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Liz Shelby, Chief of Staff and Director of Government Relations, has been employed with Southern Oregon University for nearly 23 years.   Liz has worked in the President’s office for 8 years, combining her government relations work with responsibilities as a member of the President's Cabinet.  Prior to her job in the President’s office, she served as the director of the School of Business Small Business Development Center for 14 years.  Before her employment with the university, Liz worked with the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County and Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc., as the Executive Director for Economic Development. Liz holds an MBA from SOU and is active in the community, serving on several boards.





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Jennifer Athanas, Executive Assistant - Office of the President, has been employed with Southern Oregon University for 1 year. Prior to that she was an Administrative Assistant to the Director of Development at the Rogue Valley Manor Foundation for 8 years. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from the University of Oregon. She has two teenage children that keep her busy in her off time.