Julian Franco


Senior Assistant Director of Admission for Equity & Access

Julian proudly was raised and resides in Federal Way, Washington. When he’s not wearing the iconic PLU black and yellow, you’ll usually find him in a plaid shirt and chacos ready to explore the Pacific Northwest. Some of his favorite things about living here are the hikes, fusion cuisine, nice people, and drinkable tap water. Julian hopes to never grow up – in fervor that is. He spends his time outside of work preparing for his annual week as a camp counselor, or working with his youth group at his church.

“There’s something special about our students along the I-5 corridor, and it’s amazing that PLU is a place that invites them to figure out what that special is.” Julian hopes to instill confidence in first generation students so they can fully own the college search process

Graduated from: Gonzaga University
Majors: English Literature and Public Relations
Minors: Business Promotions and Leadership Studies
Graduate Degree: MA in Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University

Julian works with students from: Federal Way, Fife, Highline, Kent, Seattle, Renton and Tukwila school districts.

He also works with students from Puerto Rico.

Easy Conversation Starters:

  • His car’s trunk is always stocked for an adventure – ask him what’s in it right now!
  • He’s studied away twice – to England and Colombia
  • His first job in high school was at Cold Stone Creamery

Keeping his voice down
Car Karaoke
Ice Breakers