Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia
M.A., in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont
B.S., Marketing from San Diego State University
Assistant Vice President
Building/Room: Student Center 140B
Dr. Tim Wilson serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Development. Prior to becoming the Assistant Vice President of Student Development, Dr. Wilson served as Seattle University’s Director of Student Activities for more than six years. Dr. Wilson is primarily responsible for facilitating the division’s assessment efforts, managing the budget and serving as a liaison to campus partners such as Human Resources and the Student Development Administration program. In addition to his role in the Division of Student Development, Dr. Wilson has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Student Development Administration program.
Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University, 2016
M.Ed., Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, University of Vermont, 2007
B.S., Professional Writing (Media/Creative Writing Emphasis), Champlain College, 2005
Dean of Students
Building/Room: STCN 140
Dr. James Willette is the Interim Dean of Students at Seattle University. Dr. Willette earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University in 2016. Dr. Willette's dissertation focused on the lived experiences of gay men who attend Jesuit Catholic universities. Dr. Willette completed a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont in 2007, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Writing with a Media and Creative Writing focus at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont in 2005.
B.S. in Sociology from University of Oregon
M.Ed. in Higher Education from Oregon State University
Senior Director of Student Success & Outreach
Michelle Etchart serves as Senior Director of Student Success & Outreach. 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 15 years has developed a deep commitment to Jesuit education and the students of Seattle University
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.