Jess Cotton

Student Engagement Coordinator

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Office Location:Anderson University Center - Room 157

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Employed: 2 Years

  • Professional
  • Biography
  • Personal

Additional Titles/Roles

  • RHA Advisor


  • Masters, Education, University of Vermont, 2019
  • Bachelors, Arts, Seattle University, 2010

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Higher Education & Student Affairs
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Professional Memberships/Organizations


Jess Cotton has worked at PLU since 2019 in Campus Life as the Community Director for Harstad (2019-2021) and helping Lutes with gaining a sense of belonging through different ways of student engagement. She is passionate about helping students with retention and persisting in their vocationalĀ goals. She volunteers with NASPA as the Knowledge Community Representative for Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER). When she is not working, you can find her walking her French Bulldogs, Potato and Oreo.


  • Volunteers with NASPA on informing our PLU community of best practices with assessments and research in higher education

Fun Facts

  • Love to watch and follow Seahawks football
  • Trivia buff