EWUAA Board Member Highlight

Tom Kimball '81

CURRENT EMPLOYER: Recently retired from Cisco Systems
CURRENT POSITION: CEO – Chief Entertainment Officer

  1. Why did you want to join the EWUAA Board? All about giving back to EWU and sharing the EWU story to prospective students and fellow alumni.  EWU has so much going on and I want to help get the word out!
  2. How did Eastern prepare you for the work you do now? Well, first of all, it forced me to grow up and see the bigger picture of the world.  My professors in Kingston Hall were passionate and available to support and guide me.
  3. Rosa’s cheesy bread or Eagle Punch? I will go with the punch if I can participate in making it.
  4. What was your favorite part of your time at Eastern? The lifelong relationships and friendships made.  Five to six of my roommates get together every May for a reunion – priceless times.
  5. What is your favorite thing about Eastern today? The ability to adapt programs and courses to meet the current and future needs of employers in the area.  Okay, I am also a huge Eagle football fan and can’t wait to attend a Fall game at Roos Field and tailgate functions.