Orientation Staff

Director, Orientation, Office of Transfer Student Services, & Pacific Information Center

Denise Giesbers

Denise, a transfer student to Pacific and 2000 alum, has worked within student affairs since 1999 and specifically with transfer students since 2000. Denise oversees a number of operations and currently is the Director for Orientation, the Pacific Information Center and the Office of Transfer Student Services, which she founded in 2004. Denise has worked with transfer orientation since 2005 and in 2010 became the primary coordinator for all of the undergraduate new student orientation program including Transfer, Freshman and Parent Orientations.


Denise also serves as the advisor to Pacific Connections, the transfer student organization (founded in 2001), and the Alpha Kappa Delta Sorority (advisor since 2001). She is dedicated to supporting the current students at Pacific and enjoys keeping up with their lives once they graduate.


In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is active with the cubscouts/boyscouts. She enjoys singing (she was a vocal performance major at Pacific), painting, and photography.

Associate Vice President For Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Will Perkins


Will is the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students.  Prior to coming to Pacific in 2005, he was a therapist in the Portland area.  Will’s first positions at Pacific were focused on Graduate and Professional Student services. Now, as AVP, Will works with undergraduate and professional students.  Will currently supervises the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct Advisor, the Director of Graduate and Professional Student Services, and the Director of the Office of Transfer Student Services, Communication, Information, and Division Visibility.    Much of Will’s work involves helping students who are experiencing difficulties and need extra support or assistance.  He is always happy to meet with students to discuss concerns or questions.  Outside of work Will enjoys cycling, playing soccer, and spending time with his family. 

Assistant Director For The Pacific Information Center

Angie Surratt



New Student Orientation Coordinators