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Michelle Etchart

M.Ed. in Higher Education

Assistant Vice President and Interim Director of Orientation

Phone: 206-296-6066

Building/Room: STCN 140

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

About MichelleMichelle Etchart serves as the Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Interim Director of Orientation. Her primary responsibilities include leading the division’s focus on student success and retention, developing strong working relationships with campus partners, and coordinating professional development for staff and graduate students who work in Student Development. Michelle completed a Master of Education degree in Higher Education at Oregon State University. Michelle joined Seattle University in 2002 as Director of Leadership & Community Service and over the past 18 years has developed a deep commitment to Jesuit education and the students of Seattle University.

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Elise Whisler

M.A. Candidate in Student Development Administration

Orientation Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 206-296-6373

Building/Room: Student Center 320

Pronounsthey/them or she/her

About Elise: I was raised in Santa Cruz, CA, and graduated with a double major in Physics and English Literature from Wagner College. I am passionate about fostering leadership which is rooted in equity and practiced through care, and I strive to empower students as a peer and collaborator in the meaning and change-making processes. Beyond education, you may find me making lattes at Starbucks, pet sitting, or crocheting while listening to an audiobook.

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Rita Manalastas

M.Ed Candidate in Student Development Administration

Orientation Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 206-296-2497

Building/Room: Student Center 320

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About Hector: Born in the Philippines, raised in San Jose, California, and graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor's in Social Work! As a first-generation, Filipinx scholar, my goal is to enhance and positively contribute to the higher-ed experiences of our diverse communities. I hope for my journey in higher education to be one of passion, transformation, and rethinking what higher education means to underserved populations. Outside of school, I love to explore Seattle's neighborhoods, watch and analyze reality t.v., and cuddle with my dog, Boba Cornelius!

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Katherine Stambaugh

Orientation Coordinator

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Year in school: Fourth
Major: Psychology

About Katherine: I was born in California and lived in the bay area for a while before moving to Montana when I was 11. I am a huge advocate for mental health, and I want to be a mental health counselor after school. I had an amazing time as an Orientation Advisor getting to meet new students and help ease the transition into university life. As an Orientation Coordinator, I focus on promoting awareness of mental illness and creating an environment where Seattle University students feel welcomed. In my free time I love to watch movies and my favorite shows. I also love walking around the city with my dog. Feel free to say hi if you see us around, Dug loves to meet new friends!

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Collin Nail

M.A. in Student Development Administration

Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 206-296-2525

Building/Room: Student Center 320


About Collin: I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I am a first-generation college graduate from Oklahoma State University where I studied Career & Technical Education. I moved to Seattle in 2017 for my Master’s degree in Student Development Administration at Seattle University and graduated in 2019. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, watching movies, playing board games, and spending time with my fiancé and our dog, Koda.