Changes in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To: Students, Faculty and Staff

From: Mark Ankeny, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

During these past few months some important changes have been made in our division:

  1. With the renovation of the Washburne University Center (UC), many student life staff members previously in the UC, along with those who were previously housed in Scott Hall, have moved to the first and second floors of the east wing of Clark Hall. Having these offices in close proximity to one another and to students on the Forest Grove Campus will allow for greater synergy in meeting the needs of students across the university. (See the table below for a directory of Student Life staff and of office locations).
  2. We have established the Office of Hawai‘i Outreach and Programming. Effective Sept. 1, 2014, Edna Gehring will be the full-time director, thus, no longer directing the Office of Learning Support Services. In addition to working with students and parents, Edna will link programming efforts with the Hawai‘i Office in Honolulu.
  3. Kimberly Garrett will be serving as director of Learning Support Services for 2014-2015. We are in the process of hiring an LSS specialist to work with Kim in meeting the needs of students at all of our campuses.
  4. Karen Dunston has been promoted to assistant vice president for Enrollment Management, undergraduate admissions. In this role, she will continue leading the undergraduate admissions team but also expanding her role in helping with overall enrollment management, including working on retention issues.
  5. With the expansion to 17 professional programs in health, business and education, Jon-Erik Larsen has been promoted to assistant vice president for Enrollment Management, graduate/professional programs. He will continue to directly lead the admission teams to meet enrollment goals for these vastly different programs.
  6. Judy Flynn will be joining the Student Health Center in September. She is replacing Nancy Tuttle.
  7. Lori May has been promoted to lead nurse practitioner in the Student Health Center.
  8. Jared Begg will be joining the Residence Life staff as an area coordinator. Jared and his family will be arriving in September and will oversee McCormick and Walter halls.

Changes in Outback

After 20+ years of being known as the Outback, a new name has been chosen to more fully encompass all aspects of the activities the office promotes. The new name is Outdoor Pursuits. Staffing remains the same: Phil Zook Friesen is the director of Outback Pursuits and Kris Williams is the assistant director of Outback Pursuits.

Location Changes in Student Life

Many of the Student Life staff members have moved to new locations in Clark Hall during the summer.  Please see their new locations and contact information below.

Clark Hall Contact Information

Office

ext.

Ryan Aiello

Director of Residence Life & Conduct Advisor

Clark 129

2181

Lindsey Blem

Residence Life Program & Conduct Coordinator

Clark 128

2045

Jean Flory

Housing Specialist

Clark 122

3158

Front Desk

Front Desk of Student Life – Clark Hall

Front Desk

2200

Kim Garrett

Director of Learning Support Services

Clark 227A

2171

Edna Gehring

Director of Hawaii Outreach and Programming

Clark 218

2107

Lisa Geraci

Director of Housing

Clark 123

2821

Denise Giesbers

Director of PIC, Transfer Services, and Orientation

Clark 121

3173

Jessica Kersey

Assistant to Dean of Students

Clark 120

2254

Melodye MacAlpine

Director of Graduate Student Services

Clark 126

2253

Orientation

New Student/Transfer/Parent Orientation

Clark 121

3040

Will Perkins

Dean of Students

Clark 125A

2120

PIC

Pacific Information Center

Clark 131

3174

RHA

Residence Hall Association

Clark 130

 

Laura Siltanen

Campus Wellness Coordinator

Clark 125

2273

Angie Surratt

Assistant Director of PIC

Clark 131

3168

Ralph Vasey

Director of Auxiliary Services

Clark 127

2704

Wellness

Wellness Educators/Oasis

Clark 124

 
       

Residence Halls

2014-15 Area Coordinator Building Responsibilities

  • Ben Dictus: Gilbert, Burlingham, Vandervelden
  • Megan Hockert: Cascade, Clark
  • Jared Begg: McCormick, Walter