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We want students and their families to know that you can contact the Office of the Dean of Students about any challenges, concerns, or complaints that arise during your time at Seattle University.  If you don't know where to start, need help navigating campus, or just need someone to talk to about a problem or an experience at SU, call 206-296-6060 or email to schedule a phone/Zoom meeting. 

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James Willette, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University
M.Ed., Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, University of Vermont
B.S., Professional Writing, Champlain College

Associate Vice President & Dean of Students

Phone: 206-296-6060

Building/Room: Student Center 140

Dr. Willette is the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students at Seattle University.  Dr. Willette earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University in 2016.  Previously, he completed a Master of Education degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration at the University of Vermont in 2007, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Writing with a Media and Creative Writing focus at Champlain College in 2005.  As Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, Dr. Willette supervises Housing & Residence Life, Student Conduct & Integrity Formation, the CARE Team, Counseling & Psychological Services, Wellness & Health Promotion, the Student Health Center, and University Recreation.  Dr. Willette also serves as the Division of Student Development's liaison to the Student Development Administration program in the College of Education. 

Pronouns: he/him/his

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Shannon Salter

B.A., Peace & Justice and Business Administration, St. Norbert College

Graduate Coordinator, Student Conduct and Integrity Formation

Phone: 206-296-2320

Building/Room: Student Center 320

Shannon Salter is the Graduate Coordinator of Student Conduct and Integrity Formation at Seattle University. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace & Justice and Business Administration – focusing on Human Resources – from St. Norbert College in 2018. Shannon calls Wauwatosa, WI home, but moved to Seattle from Spokane after serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest. In her free time, Shannon enjoys exploring new cities, learning about trees, eating cheese dips and pretzels, drinking coffee and tea while listening to chill music or chatting with family and friends, and occasionally watching the Green Bay Packers.  

Pronouns: she/her/hers