Stacey Morgan Foster joined the EWU team in 2010 as the Vice President for Student Affairs, with more than 25 years of experience in higher education. Previously, she served as the VP at California State University, Stanislaus. She also has held leadership positions at San José State University and The American University. She has a BA in English with a Secondary Teaching Credential (CSU Sacramento) and a JD (George Mason University School of Law). Foster is a committed mentor to emerging student leaders and particularly interested in developing ethical decision-making skills among students. She and her husband enjoy raising much of their own food on their small farm. They have two children: a married daughter who is an Army officer and a son in college.
Amy Johnson is the Associate Vice President for Student Life and the Dean of Students. She has worked in higher education for more than 15 years as an administrator and faculty member, actively advising, teaching, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students throughout her career. Prior to joining EWU, Johnson served in leadership roles at the University of Southern California (where she held a joint faculty appointment in the Rossier School of Education) and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Her academic and research interests include living-learning environments (primarily residential colleges), distance education and creative uses of technology to facilitate learning and deliver services, and students' transition to college. She holds master's and doctoral degrees in higher education from Penn and a bachelor's degree in English/communication from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
Neil Woolf is a proud Eastern alum (BA Government, '01) and joined the Student Affairs team as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management in August 2013. Neil has experience in higher education both at the state and institutional levels working to improve student access and success. Dr. Woolf also holds a master's in public administration from the University of Utah and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Outside of work, Dr. Woolf spends time with his family participating in many of the great outdoor activities that Spokane offers.
Samantha Armstrong Ash serves as the Associate Director of Student Activities Involvement and Leadership. In her ninth year as a student affairs administrator and fourth year at Eastern Washington University, Samantha specializes in student involvement, leadership development, and sorority/fraternity life. In her work, Samantha has seen firsthand how co-curricular involvement and student engagement outside of the classroom enhances the cognitive and affective development of students while in college. Samantha holds a Ph.D. in higher education and leadership from Washington State University, an M.Ed. in student affairs administration from Western Washington University, a B.A. in business administration from Idaho State University, and a B.A. in secondary education, history emphasis, from Idaho State University.
Josh Ashcroft serves as the Chief Housing Officer for Housing and Residential Life. Josh has been employed with EWU since 2007 and has had the privilege of working in Admissions, Student Activities, and Housing and Residential Life. He holds a Master's of Education in College Student Services Administration (Oregon State) and a bachelor's in Communication Studies (EWU). Outside of work he enjoys fishing, spending time with family and coaching his kids' sports teams.
Boubacar Bouaré serves as Assistant Director of Operations in the office of Undergraduate Admissions. He has been employed at Eastern Washington University since 2007 within different roles (including Immigration Officer and International Admissions Advisor) under the International Students Programs. Prior to his current role, he was a Senior Admissions Advisor in the office of Undergraduate Admissions. Boubacar joined EWU after residing in Chambery, France where he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in Social and Economic Administration from the University of Savoie. He loves discovering and interacting with cultures from around the world, either through international travels or via the many opportunities available at the University. He is also very passionate about music production technology.
Mike Bowers serves as the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Mike has worked at EWU since 2010, previously for Housing and Residential Life, before moving to SRR in 2014. Originally from North Carolina, his previous experiences include: housing, student activities, orientation, service learning and leadership programs. Mike holds a master's degree in counselor education from Clemson University and a bachelor's degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Mike Campitelli has served as the Director for Campus Recreation since 2006. Since then, Campus Recreation (CRec) has grown to include Club Sport Federation and EPIC Adventures. Mike earned his bachelor's in Recreation Management and a masters in Sports Administration, both from EWU. In his off time Mike enjoys gardening, golfing and fishing.
Bruce DeFrates has worked in the financial aid profession since 1980 and has been the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at EWU since 1999. He has also worked as a financial consultant and a pension administrator. He enjoys the challenges of financial aid and student employment administration and continues to be gratified by the knowledge that he and his staff are helping students on a daily basis to obtain their educational goals. Bruce has a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota - Duluth, a master's degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Minnesota State University - Mankato, and an MBA from Gonzaga University.
Patti Flynn is the Assistant Registrar in Records and Registration and has been at EWU since 2000. She enjoys the opportunity to serve both current EWU students and all of the former Eastern Eagles, whether online or in person. Patti holds a bachelor's degree from Washington State University and is working toward her master's degree. Outside of work she enjoys motorcycling across the US, supporting veteran-related organizations and spending time with family and friends.
Shannon Flynn joined the EWU team in 1994 and currently serves as the Associate Director for Financial Aid and Scholarships. She enjoys the ever changing and complex nature of the financial aid industry. She strives to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Shannon is a first generation college graduate, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in General Management and Human Resource Management in 1999 from EWU. Keeping the Eagle tradition alive, she is also the proud parent of a EWU graduate. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with family and friends and supporting Eagle Athletics.
Debbie Fockler serves as the Associate Registrar in Records and Registration. She is in her 41st year at Eastern and 39th year in Records and Registration. Debbie oversees the catalog, course management, classroom scheduling, graduation and transfer evaluation processes and assists in the coordination of commencement. Her leisure activities include reading, traveling, cooking, collecting recipes and spending time with her three children and grandchildren
John Harnetiaux has served as the Associate Director of Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs since 2015. Prior to coming to EWU, he spent eight years working as a backpacking and rock climbing instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), with the last six of those years also serving as the Operations Manager of the NOLS Pacific Northwest campus. John is a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor in rock climbing, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Leave No Trace (LNT) Master Educator, and holds an Avalanche 1 professional level certification. He earned a B.A. in sociology from Willamette University and a M.A. in leadership and organization development from Saybrook University. When not playing in the wilderness, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Mizuho, and son, Kei.
Michelle Helmerick serves as the manager of Student Support and Advocacy. She assists students in crisis and helps students and their families navigate the resources available at EWU. She has worked in the Dean of Students office since 2005, mentoring and advising students, managing student cases, designing/coordinating special projects, and providing executive support to the Dean. Prior to this experience, she served at the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau in Boulder, Colorado as its Executive Director. She has a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Wyoming. When not on campus, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and college-age son exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Kevin Hills serves as the Director for Disability Support Services, having started his career in 1999 at EWU. Kevin holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Education and a Masters of Social Work from Eastern Washington University. He enjoys guest lecturing in classes across many disciplines and has taught courses in Counseling Education and Developmental Psychology. In addition, Kevin co-wrote Chapter 16 of Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood, 2nd edition.
Virginia "Gini" Hinch serves as the Director of Career Services. She has worked extensively with internships and volunteering as one of the instructors of the career development course, CRSV 210. Gini earned a Master's of Education in Adult Education in 2007.
Robbyn Hoffman serves as the Associate Director of Career Services. She has been employed at Eastern Washington University since 2007. Robbyn has worked in higher education for over twelve years, holding a variety of positions supporting student success at several institutions, including a community college in rural Thailand. She earned her B.A. in Social Psychology from Western Michigan University and her M.A. in Post-Secondary Counseling from Seattle University. When she is not working, she enjoys: hiking, yoga, and international travel.
Tricia Hughes serves as the director for Health, Wellness and Prevention Services. She is passionate about supporting students with their personal health and wellness. She holds master's in health policy and administration from Washington State University and Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Interdisciplinary Nutrition from Western Washington University. She has lived in Cheney for the past 15 years and can be seen around town with her husband and two daughters.
Jana Jaraysi serves as the Associate Director of Admissions. She has been employed at Eastern Washington University since 2008. She graduated from Eastern in 2006 with a bachelor's in business administration and in 2008 with a master's in business administration and public administration. Her experience and education led to a natural career in Admissions, wanting other students to experience the greatness of being an Eastern Eagle.
Jens Larson joined EWU in 2011 and specializes in marketing and recruitment communication strategy for Enrollment Services. Before EWU, he performed investment analysis, developed product launch strategies, and developed and analyzed digital and print marketing campaigns. He's written about higher education websites and practices for the Chronicle of Higher Education and leading industry blogs. He maintains the website U of Admissions Marketing, one of the Top 50 Higher Ed Tech blogs. He' studied at five universities, including one in Germany, and holds BA (German and English honors), MFA (writing), and MA (English) degrees. He's currently pursuing a PhD in communication that explores the intersection of technology, social influence and communication strategies in higher education.
Emily Maiani serves as the Director of Budget and Administrative Services. She joined the Student Affairs team in August 2014. Emily has a master's in business administration from Whitworth University and Bachelor's in Pre-Law from Central Washington University. She enjoys running, being outdoors, and spending family time with her husband and two children.
Nikki Measor joined EWU as the Director of EWU Spokane Student Services on the Spokane campus in January 2015. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics-Secondary Education from the University of California, San Diego, she went on to pursue her true passion of student development at Indiana University, Bloomington where she earned a Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. She has over ten years of professional experiences in student services spanning the areas of residential life, academic advising, and student success and retention programs. Nikki loves food, spending time with family and exploring issues of identity.
Dave Millet has worked at EWU since 2005 and currently serves as the Director for the Veterans Resource Center. He spent 25 years on active duty in the U.S. Army ending his career as Chair of the Military Science Department at EWU. Dave is a graduate of Seattle University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology and later received a master's in human resource management from Troy University. Dave is married with three children and enjoys outdoor activities and reading non-fiction.
Dr. Rob Quackenbush has been employed with EWU since 1990, first as training coordinator at Counseling and Psychological Services, and then as Director of CAPS for the past twelve years. He completed his master's degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Washington University in 1983, and his doctorate in counseling psychology from Washington State University in 1987.
Barbara Ratcliff joined the Housing and Residential Life team in July of 2013. She previously served as Assistant/Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life at Santa Clara University, Purchasing Manager at Dominican University of California, and in other positions at public and private universities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mars Hill College and a Master of Arts in Student Development from Appalachian State University. Barbara also earned a certificate in Architectural Technology and served as a project manager for a facility management firm. In addition to working with students, Barbara enjoys gardening, reading, solving puzzles and spending time with her family. She and her husband have two daughters and enjoy camping, hiking and travelling when the weather is good, and playing games and watching movies together when the weather is less inviting.
Stacey Reece serves as the director of Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL). She began her career at EWU in 2001 as the advisor for Student Organizations. From February 2004 to June 2013, she served as the director for Student Rights and Responsibilities. Stacey is an EWU graduate, earning a bachelor's degree in education in 1999 and a masters degree in science, focusing on organizational communication and student development in 2012.
Victor Rodríguez serves as the manager for New Student Transitions and Parent Programs. He began his career at EWU in 2007 and has served in Higher Education for over 15 years . He has worked extensively with the transition and orientation of community college and university students and parents and has been actively involved in the mentorship of undergraduate students and advising of student organizations. Victor holds a BA in Government from EWU and was a two year recipient of the EWU Student Affairs Undergraduate Student Fellowship.
Cathy Sleeth joined the EWU team in July 2015 as the Director of Admissions. She has worked in higher education for over twenty years as an adjunct professor, an academic advisor, and held various positions in admissions. Prior to joining EWU, she was the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Cathy firmly believes in the benefits of a quality higher education experience and enjoys "spending my professional life talking with seventeen year olds about the value of a quality education." Cathy holds a master's degree from The Naval War College in Newport, RI, and a bachelor's degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. She and her husband (Pat) enjoy spending time with their daughter and son-in-law (Heather and Trent) and their two granddaughters (Sophia and Claire). Cathy and her entire family are passionate about the outdoors and are "hooked" on fly fishing. They can be found on various trout streams around the United States whenever they can get away.
Kandi Teeters serves as the Associate Director for Financial Aid and Scholarships. She has been part of the EWU community for over 20 years. She started her journey with EWU Admissions as a student employee in the early 1990's while working on a BS in Public Relations. She returned to EWU as a full time employee in 1997, after completing her EWU MBA in 1999. During her 16 years of service at EWU, she has spent much of her time helping students make their college dream a reality through scholarships and other financial aid opportunities.
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