Department ofResidential Life

Jes Takla

Jes Takla

Director of Residential Programs

253-535-7597 (office)



  • Sunday:
  • Monday:8 am - 5 pm
  • Tuesday:8 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday:8 am - 5 pm
  • Thursday:8 am - 5 pm
  • Friday:8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday:



Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Master of Arts in College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University

Jes joined the Residential Life Staff as the Director of Residential Programs in 2013. She grew up in a Navy family and has lived many places, including Virginia, Hawaii, Florida, Spain, Chicago, Ohio and the Pacific Northwest. Jes is excited to be at PLU because she loves working with learning communities and having conversations around identity, vocation and purpose. Outside of work, Jes enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog and exploring the many cultural and arts opportunities the Pacific Northwest has to offer.