Meet Our Staff

Person smiling at cameraPatience McGinnis, PsyD

Student Wellness Manager

Patience McGinnis joined WSU Vancouver in October 2013. She is a licensed psychologist and manages the Student Wellness Center. Dr. McGinnis has been licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington since 2009 and in the state of Oregon since 2010. Additionally, she has worked as a special education teacher for middle school students with disabilities.

Person smiling at cameraSally Dost, M.Ed.

Access Center Coordinator

Sally Dost has been Access Center coordinator at WSU Vancouver since 2007.


Person smiling at cameraPerla Hauge, MBA

Testing Services Assistant

Perla Hauge joined the team as the Testing Services Assistant in September 2017. She grew up in Texas receiving a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the University of Houston. After a move to Arizona she received a MBA from University of Phoenix and ended up in the NW in 2010. She’s a mother of two, a certified sommelier and a yoga instructor.


Person smiling at cameraNatasha Cheguis

Access Center Assistant

Natasha Cheguis joined WSU Vancouver in August 2016. She moved to Vancouver from Southeastern Montana to work on her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice online through Portland State University.