Anne Gillies

Search Advocate Program Director
Gilkey Hall rm 200B
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  97331

Anne Gillies has directed Oregon State University’s Search Advocate program since its inception in 2008.  With over 35 years of higher education experience, Anne has worked with equity, inclusion, and diversity in faculty recruitment and selection at Oregon State since 1996.  Anne grew up in the Midwest and first migrated west with a new degree in English Literature in the early 1980s.  Her interest in hiring and employment began when she arrived in Yosemite National Park to work as a hotel maid, and was promoted on the spot to phone reservation clerk because of her degree.  “They always told me that my liberal arts degree would prepare me to do anything, but until then I hadn’t realized exactly what that might mean" she says wryly.  With a life-long commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, Anne has worked in Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity and Access before she (and the Search Advocate program) moved to Academic Affairs in July of 2016, and to University Human Resources in 2020.


Erika McCalpine

Search Advocate Program Liaison - Central Oregon and
Instructor, Business Administration
Tykeson Hall 322, 1600 SW Chandler Ave
Bend, OR  97702

Erika McCalpine is an instructor in business. Erika served as an adjunct business instructor at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Prior to entering higher education, Erika spent over 15 years in industry working for companies like AT&T and Fidelity Information Services.

Erika received her Master of Arts in Management from the University of Alabama and has devoted her new career path to enriching the lives of students through teaching subjects like human resources, organizational behavior, leadership and ethics.

While at the University of Alabama, Erika was awarded the Morrissette Award for excellence in teaching Leadership and Ethics as well as the J. Craig Smith Integrity Award. Erika is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.