Ellie Bewley graduated from Earlham in 1969 and went on to attend the University of Southern California, receiving a master’s in physical education. She taught high school physical education and U.S. government for five years, and then was employed by Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier, California, for 35 years. She taught physical education courses in health and fitness and coached the women’s tennis team. For the last twenty years at Rio Hondo, she served as the dean of Physical Education and Health Science Department and athletic director. Ellie served on the California State Athletic Governing Board’s Commission on Athletics for 20 years, serving as chair for three years. She also chaired the Gender Equity Committee, the Constitution Committee, and represented the sports of women’s basketball and volleyball. She served on the executive committee of the State Athletic Director’s Association and as its president. In addition, she served twice as president of the Foothill Athletic Conference, was a member of the Whittier YMCA Board of Directors and the Rio Hondo College Foundation Board, and served as president of Delta Sigma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Ellie has been a member of First Friends, Whittier, for 71 years, has served as clerk of the meeting, and currently serves as assistant clerk of the meeting. While serving on the Earlham Board of Trustees, Ellie chaired the Education, Nominating, and Earlham School of Religion committees. Currently, she chairs the Student Community Life Committee, and is a member of the Earlham School of Religion Committee. In addition, Ellie is serving on the ESR Board of Advisers, and is currently the chair of that group.