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Jes Takla

Assistant Dean for Campus Life, Co-Curricular Learning, and Assessment

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  • Professional
  • Biography

Education

  • M.A., College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
  • B.F.A., Photography & Fiber Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • ACPA Annual Convention, Flourish and flow: Cultivating creative mindfulness to support student success, Houston, TX (March 2018)
  • NASPA Annual Conference, Flourish and flow: Cultivating creative mindfulness to support student success, Philadelphia, PA (March 2018)
  • NASPA Annual Conference, It takes a village: Storytelling as a marketing tool (Small Colleges and Universities Division Featured Program), New Orleans, LA (March 2015)
  • ACPA Annual Convention, It takes a village: Storytelling as a marketing tool (Exceptional Practices Program), Tampa, FL (March 2015)
  • Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference,, unPLUg, Bellingham, WA (February 2014)
  • PACURH Annual Conference, unPLUg, Spokane, WA (November 2013)

Professional Memberships/Organizations

  • NASPA | Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education , (2008 - Present)
  • ACPA| American College Personnel Association , (2006 - Present)

Biography

Jes began working at PLU in 2013. Prior to PLU, she worked for five years at her undergraduate alma mater, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, after completing her masters degree from Bowling Green State University in 2008. 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.