Staff

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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 (Media/Creative Writing Emphasis), 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. 

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Armina Khwaja, M.S.

M.S. Educational Administration, Texas A&M
B.S. Business Administration, Georgia Institute of Technology

Director of Student Conduct & Integrity Formation

Phone: 206-296-6060

Building/Room: Student Center 320B

Armina Khwaja is the Director of Student Conduct & Integrity Formation at Seattle University. Armina earned a Master of Science degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University in 2014, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – focusing on Human Capital and Marketing – from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. Armina is an involved member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Additionally, Armina completed advanced training in student conduct administration through ASCA at the Sexual Misconduct Institute in February 2018 and the Gehring Institute in July 2018. Armina calls Atlanta, Georgia “home,” and enjoys exploring Seattle, pop culture, eating chips and dips, and drinking coffee.

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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 2014. 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.  

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Hillary Sage

Executive Coordinator for the Vice President for Student Development and the Office of the Dean of Students

Phone: 206-296-6060 or 6066

Building/Room: Student Center 140

Hillary Sage is the Executive Coordinator for the Division of Student Development and Office of the Dean of Students. Hillary is originally from Stockton, CA and moved to Seattle to join the SU community in 2014. Hillary was the recipient of the Division of Student Development’s Sharon Young Service Award in 2016 for her dedication and service to students, staff, and faculty.  On weekends you’ll find Hillary serving as the church administrator for Liberation United Church of Christ.  On weekdays. you can find Hillary in Student Center 140, and she can help answer most questions about Integrity Formation, Division of Student Development, Orientation, Parent and Family Engagement, and nearly everything else about the University.

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