By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

James-Mohr-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A professional in student services in higher education has returned to Spokane as the vice chancellor of student affairs at Washington State University Spokane.

James Mohr was most recently at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash., where he was dean of student development for three years. Before that he was director of student success at Community Colleges of Spokane. He has student services experience at Marymount Manhattan College, University of Alaska Anchorage and Eastern Washington University.

Mohr replaces Judy Zeiger who left to assume a similar position in Minnesota.

He earned a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Gonzaga University in 2010 and served in a leadership role at Gonzaga’s Institute for Hate Studies. His Spokane community experience includes service on the Spokane City Human Rights Commission 2012-13; volunteer for Unity in the Community 2007-13; and Blue Door Theatre board member 2004-06.

He received a B.A. in special education from William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., in 1995 and was a special education teacher in middle school and high school for three years. In 2000, he obtained an M.A. in student personnel administration from New York University and began a career in college student services.


James Mohr, WSU Spokane vice chancellor of student affairs, 509-358-7534,