The New and Returning Faces
of Student Life
Each year, responsibilities and faces from the Division of Student Life change a bit. Below, we offer a visual of who we are: our leadership team and the departments they oversee.
Dean for Student Academic Success
Patricia Roundy continues her role as Dean for Student Academic Success, in addition to being Director of Academic Advising. She reports to both the Provost and the Vice President for Student Life, and oversees the Ramstad Commons. To see more about Ramstad Commons, and its staff, see below.
Dean for Student Development
Eva Johnson returns this year as Dean for Student Development, and continues her role as Director of Student Involvement and Leadership. She oversees divisional assessment and retention programs, as well as student activities and leadership programs. To see more about SIL and the departments within it, see below.
Associate Dean for Campus Life
Tom Huelsbeck is the Associate Dean for Campus Life and Executive Director of Residential Life. The daily operations of Campus Safety and parking issues are reported to Tom. (In situations requiring emergency operations, Campus Safety reports to the Vice President for Student Life).
Executive Director of Career Connections
Bobbi Hughes is the Executive Director of Career Connections. She reports to both the Provost and the Vice President for Student Life. She also works closely with Ramstad Commons. To see more about Career Connections, and its staff, see below.
Student Life Division Offices and Departments
Laurie Turner returns as the Director of Athletics. Laurie supervises Intercollegiate Athletics, Club Sports, Intramurals, and the Fitness Center. Her staff includes:
Back Row, left to right: Seth Spidahl - Head Women's Soccer Coach; Heather Kreier - Head Cross Country / Track & Field Coach; Matt Sellman - Head Swim Coach and Director of Aquatics;Scott Westering - Head Football Coach; Craig McCord - Assistant Football Coach and Director of Club Sports.
Middle Row, left to right: Nick Dawson - Sports Information Director; Jud Keim - Assistant Football Coach and Director of Intramural Sports; Geoff Loomis - Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach; Aaron Gunther (new to PLU) - Head Athletic Trainer; Todd Yamauchi (new to PLU) - Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Front Row, left to right: Director Laurie Turner; Jen Thomas - Assistant Athletic Director (Compliance & Student Affairs); Luann Corso - Assistant to the Director; Kelly Robinson - Head Women's Basketball Coach; Genevieve Ludwig - Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Not pictured are: Kevin Aoki - Head Volleyball Coach; Steve Dickerson - Head Men's Basketball Coach; Mike Fosnick - Head Women's Golf Coach; Rocky Poulin - Head Men's Tennis Coach; Chris Rice Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Assistant Track and Field Coach, and Fitness Center Coordinator; Thomas Schlenker - Director of Rowing, Head Women's Coach; Kris Swanson - Head Men's Golf Coach; Erin Van Nostrand - Head Softball Coach; Lorrie Wood - Head Women's Tennis Coach; and John Yorke - Head Men's Soccer Coach.
Campus Ministry (Part of the President's Division)
Continuing this year are University Pastors Nancy Connor (middle) and Dennis Sepper (right), with Jennifer Walleman (left) as the Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant.
Greg Premo (second from right) is the Director of Campus Safety, and is also a Sergeant with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Returning this year are: Parking Enforcement Officers Annmarie Pearson (left) and Jackie Schaffrath (second from left); Campus Safety Assistant Jennifer Thompson (middle); and Assistant Director Jeff Wilgus (right).
Not pictured are: Operations Manager Ron Giddings; Operations Supervisors Stephanie Farrow, Michael McDonald and Peter Moran; Professional Communications Officer Mathew Hitchiner; and Professional Safety Officers Adam Schreiber, Taylor Anderson (new to PLU), Cierra Rocco (new to PLU) and Joe Olson (new to PLU).
Health Center and Counseling Center
New to the team are Psychologist J. Alex Crampton (top row, left), Administrative Assistant Myles Getman (bottom row, left), and Medical Assistant Paul Moore (top row, right).
Matt joins Intern Carrie Mayeux (top row, second from left), Nurse Practitioner Joy Christoferson (top row, third from left), Nurse Practitioner Tamsin Sarich (top row, third from right), Administrative Assistant Ruth Kohler (top row, second from right), Counselor Cheri Campbell (bottom row, second from left), Psychologist Lizz Barton (bottom row, second from right), and Clinic Coordinator Doreen Splinter (bottom row, right).
Not pictured: Psychologists Garrett Gilchrist and Joanne Ito.
Disability Support Services
Continuing this year are Director of Disability Support Services Ruth Tweeten (left) and Assistant to the Director Trisha Staiger (right). Administrative Assistant Myles Getman (pictured above under Heath Center/Counseling Center) serves both the Counseling Center and Disability Support Services.
Associate Dean for Campus Life and Executive Director of Residential Life Tom Huelsbeck (top row, right) works with returning Director of Residential Programs Jeff Olsen Krengel (top row, middle). Jeff oversees the Resident Directors.
Returning this year, Dana McDonald (middle row, second from right) is the Residential Operations Coordinator, Victoria "Tori" Fortune (middle row, right) is the Office Assistant, and Rebecca Rumpza (front row, second from right) is the Office Supervisor and Facilities Coordinator.
We welcome two new Resident Directors: Mercy Daramola (middle row, left); Ordal and Stuen Halls and Katherine Slaby (front row, right); Harstad Hall. They are joined by returning Resident Directors: Joe Kowalczyk (top row, left); Foss and Pflueger Halls, Nicole Scheer (middle row, second from left); Hinderlie and Hong Halls, Allison Carroll (front row, left); South and Kreidler Halls, and Carlos Solorzano (front row, second from left) - Tingelstad Hall.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership houses The Diversity Center, International Student Services, the nationally recognized and award winning- Student Leadership Institute, and the Office of Student Conduct. It also oversees programs related to new student orientation, student media, student government, student clubs and organizations, the EXPLORE! retreat, Emerging Leaders, and support for commuter, transfer and veteran students.
Dean for Student Development and Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Eva Johnson (top row, middle) welcomes new Diversity Center Programs Coordinator Nicole Juliano (bottom row, left) and Administrative Assistant Kate Billings (bottom row, second from right).
Returning are Associate Director for Student Conduct Ray Lader (top row, left); Associate Director Amber Dehne Ballion (top row, second from left); Assistant Director (Orientation, ASPLU, Clubs/Organizations) Ian Jamieson (top row, second from right); Assistant Director of Student Programs and Technology Lace Smith (top row, right); Assistant Director of International Student Services Akane Yamaguchi (bottom row, second from left); and Director of the Diversity Center Angie Hambrick (bottom row, right).
Laura Majovski (middle) continues as Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, with returning Senior Associate Laree Winer (left), and Senior Administrative Assistant Barbara Barnett (right).
Ramstad Commons houses the following offices: Academic Advising, Academic Assistance, Academic Internships, Career Connections, Center for Community Engagement & Service, Disability Support Services, and Student Employment.
Career Connections includes the following departments: Academic Internships, Career Development, Student Employment and the Center for Community Engagement and Service.
Dean for Student Academic Success and Director of Academic Advisor Pat Roundy (front row, fourth from right) and Executive Director for Career Connections Bobbi Hughes (top row, third from left) both welcome to their teams Career Counselor Hannah Hardy (top row, fourth from left), AmeriCorps Volunteer Melanie Bolte (front row, third from left), Recruiting and Outreach Manager of Career Connections Tracy Pitt, Coordinator for Student Employment and Technology Tommy Skaggs (front row, right), and Administrative Assistant Simone Smith (not pictured).
Returning this year are:
Top Row: Assistant Director of Academic Advising Hal DeLaRosby, Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Services (CCES) Joel Zylstra, Director of Academic Assistance Leslie Foley, Academic Advisor Allison Stephens, Academic Advisor Kjirsten Kennedy, Director of Academic Internships Maxine Herbert-Hill, Assistant to the Director of Disability Support Services Trisha Staiger
Front Row: Assistant Director of CCES Tiffany Lemmon, Assistant Director of Academic Assistance Katherine Bourdonnay, Transfer Student Advisor Abigail Blankner, and Director of Disability Support Services Ruth Tweeten.