Photo of Verna Blankenship
Full title: 
Project Manager of the Division of Business and Computer Science
Dick Building
Room Number: 
veblanke [at]
Work Phone: 
Division of Business and Computer Science - 402.486.2521
Job Description: 

The Project Manager oversees and manages students with the following responsibilities:  Office Assistant, Public Relations Director, Event Coordinator, Mentorship Assistant Coordinator and Ambassador, in addition to other duties and random projects that occur in the Division of Business and Computer Science.

Professional Background: 

After graduating from Southern Adventist University with Office Administration, I became Administrative Assistant to three different conference presidents, a ministerial director, a trust director, and the principal of a boarding academy.  With this varied experience, I enjoy working with college students and faculty in the Division of Business and Computer Science.

Personal Information: 

Our family camped and canoed in the Northwest for years, and we now are discovering new favorite spots in the Midwest.  While I enjoy reading, playing the piano, loading the dishwasher, making cookies and a little quilting, my favorite hobby is being a grandmother.


Peter is Dining Services Director of Union Market and a great cook.  He enjoys woodworking, ice carving, food garnishing, grandchildren and telling stories.  Ask him about Chief Kayu.


We have two grown daughters.

Tiffany, a stay-at-home mom to Jadon and Leah, is married to Ronald Odiyar who works at MultiCare Health System in Puyallup, Washington.

Brittany is Records Associate at Union College and is married to Dylan Wren, an alum of Union College.