Division Units and Departments

In Enrollment and Student Services, student-facing departments are grouped by function into organizational units, and each unit is overseen by a senior administrative leader. Below each ESS department is listed by unit, with descriptions for each department, and contact information for department and unit leaders.

The Centers for Student Access, Community, and Intercultural Engagement

Overseen by Litav Langley (they/them), Assistant Vice President, The Centers for Student Access, Community, and Intercultural Engagement

Disability Access Center

Josef Mogharreban (he/him), Director 

Wilson Library 170, MS-9019


The primary mission of the Disability Access Center (DAC) is to identify and remove barriers toward the realization of an inclusive campus University. Disability is an important aspect of diversity at Western, and the DAC staff partners with students who have permanent or temporary disabilities to understand their experience, and determine individualized accommodations for curricular and co-curricular environments. Students are encouraged to reach out early in their WWU experience, and can schedule a consultation appointment at any time to find out more about how the DAC might be of assistance.

LGBTQ+ Western Office

JoeHahn (he/they)/Director

Viking Union 746, MS-9192


LGBTQ+ Western works to advance the holistic thriving of diverse LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff at Western Washington University by collaboratively engaging the university community with transformational knowledge, resources, advocacy and celebration.

Multicultural Student Services Office

Amy Salinas Westmoreland (she/her), Director

Viking Union 751, MS-9192


The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) creates initiatives and programming to support Western Washington University’s strategic goals in equity, excellence, and inclusion for our students. The MSS strives to create and ensure an inclusive Western Washington University community by centering and amplifying the voice of students with underrepresented and marginalized identities. We do this through collaboration, celebration, advocacy, and the development of learning spaces that focus on the topics of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and ability.

Counseling, Health & Wellbeing Unit:

Overseen by Sislena Ledbetter (she/her), Associate Vice President for Counseling, Health & Wellbeing

Counseling and Wellness Center

CJ Swanland (she/her), Interim Co-Director, Counseling Clinic Operations
Ruby Casiano (she/her), Interim Co-Director, Counseling Center

Old Main 540, MS-9052


The Counseling and Wellness Center provides students with multiple pathways to wellness, including individual, couples, and group counseling; survivor advocacy services; crisis support; drop-in wellness workshops and community check-ins; and self-help wellness resources you can access any time from our website.

Student Health Center

Dr. David Hansen (he/him), Director

Campus Services, Level 2, MS-9132


The Student Health Center provides students with a broad range of primary care medical services including, but not limited to: evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses, contraceptive services, immunizations, mental health and psychiatry, sports medicine, evaluation and referral for specialized conditions, men's and women's health care, monitoring and treatment of chronic illnesses, rapid lab tests (such as strep, influenza, mono and pregnancy tests), sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment and preventive medicine. The center is staffed by a team of board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and support staff.

Enrollment Management Unit:

Overseen by Shelli Soto (she/her), Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management


Cezar Mesquita (he/him), Director

Old Main 200, MS-9009


The activities of the Admissions Office include enrollment planning with University leadership; undergraduate student recruitment; written, virtual, and oral presentation of Western’s story, academic programs, university resources, student life, and admissions procedures; undergraduate application processing and selection; collaboration with high schools, community colleges, community organizations, etc.; coordination of transfer articulation and policy development; and non-departmental new student scholarship selection. (For graduate admission information, please contact the Graduate School.)

Financial Aid

Heather Bryson (she/her), Interim Executive Director

Old Main 240, MS-9006


Financial Aid strives to reduce financial barriers to learning by providing eligible students with financial assistance through grants, scholarships, loans, and work study and student employment programs.

New Student Services/Family Outreach

Ronna Biggs (she/her), Program Director

Old Main 300, MS-9016


New Student Services/Family Outreach fosters student learning and development by supporting new students and family members in their transition to the academic, personal, and social experience of Western, as well as the greater Bellingham community.

Registrar's Office

Vacant, Registrar

Old Main 230, MS-9008


The Registrar’s Office prepares the academic schedule, administers the registration and graduation process, and maintains and preserves academic records. The staff can help students with questions concerning registration, course requirements, add/drop, graduation requirements, and veteran’s benefits.

Veteran Services

Nick Sanchez (he/him), Director

Wilson Library 167, MS 9191


The mission of the Veteran Service Office (VSO) is to support our military-connected student population with resources that foster academic success and financial resources while promoting student development. The VSO also offers education and information on being a military-connected student to the greater Western Community as part of the continuing effort to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment.

Financial and Capital Resources Unit:

Overseen by Linda Beckman (she/her), Division Director of Financial and Capital Resources


Ueli Stadler (he/him), General Manager

501 High Street, MS-9104


The Bookstore is an independent university bookstore serving Western and the broader community since 1910. Our mission is to provide educational resources and merchandise that supports academic success and enriches a sense of community on campus. Our team is committed to keeping prices for required materials as low as possible to the benefit of all students.


Child Development Center

Carolyn Mulder (she/her), Director

Fairhaven College, MS-9118


The Child Development Center is made up of teachers, students and parents working together to provide high-quality, affordable childcare to the student-parents and working professionals of Western Washington University.

Student Engagement Unit:

Overseen by Frederick Collins (he/him), Associate Director, Student Engagement and Multicultural Programs 

Campus Recreation Services

Adam Leonard (he/him), Director

Wade King Student Recreation Center, MS-9098


Campus Recreation Services provides each student, faculty, and staff member the opportunity to become actively involved in organized sports and recreation programs. Services provided by Campus Recreation include intramural sports, noncredit fitness classes, faculty/staff wellness, open recreation, nutritionist, athletic trainer, and sport clubs.

Viking Union

Greg McBride (he/him), Associate Director, Viking Union Facilities and Services

Viking Union 545, MS-9106


The Viking Union Complex is a place for all community members - a people place, a place to meet, get involved, and to relax. The complex houses the Associated Students government offices and activities, the Viking Union/Student Activities administrative offices, and numerous student facilities.

Student Life Unit:

Overseen by Michael Sledge (he/him), Executive Director for Student Life

Off-Campus Living

Julia Burns (she/her), Program Manager

Old Main 240D, MS-9001


The mission of Off Campus Living is to support the success of students living off-campus by providing education, resources, and advocacy. The main goals of Off Campus Living are to:

  • Increase student understanding of renting and adulting through educational programming
  • Increase student connections with peers and neighbors through social programming
  • Increase student awareness of campus and community resources through strategic communication
  • Decrease obstacles and barriers to success for commuter students through strategic advocacy

Student Life Office

Michael Sledge (he/him), Executive Director for Student Life

Viking Union 544, MS-9105


To advance Western Washington University’s educational mission, the Office of Student Life provides help for students, faculty, staff and family by supporting students experiencing crisis or difficult situations and coordinating resources at Western and in the community; educating students on Western’s Student Conduct Code, and holding accountable students who engage in misconduct; assisting students in understanding and navigating the University’s policies and processes.

Student Success Initiatives Unit:

Overseen by Sara Wilson (she/her), Executive Director

SSI Unit Website

Academic Advising & Student Achievement Center

Meagan Bryson (she/her), Director

Old Main 387, MS-9024


The Academic Advising & Student Achievement Center (AASAC) provides a comprehensive set of services (1) to support students’ academic advising needs, (2) to help in navigating campus resources, and (3) to gain a better understanding of Western’s academic policies. Professional and peer advisors can assist with course selection and registration, GUR reviews, choosing a major/minor, and reviewing requirements for graduation. The AASAC also provides peer mentoring and other specialized services for additional academic and personal support in meeting the holistic needs of the students we serve. 

Career Services Center

Mindy Pelton (she/her), Director

Old Main 280, MS 9002


The Career Services Center provides a full range of services to assist students in all stages of the career development process - from self-assessment and initial academic and career planning to the job search process.

All Western students, regardless of degree or college, are encouraged to seek and use the Career Services Center early in their university experience.

Western Success Scholars

Jon Stubblefield (he/him), Program Manager

Viking Union 420, MS-9106


Western Success Scholars is a program designed to increase opportunities for former foster youth and unaccompanied homeless youth to connect with one another and with a network of supports, services, workshops, and group building activities aimed at helping these students succeed and graduate.

University Residences:

Overseen by Leonard Jones (he/him), Executive Director of University Residences

Dining Services

Paul Wilson-Scott (he/him), Resident District Manager

Edens Hall 111, MS-9196

(505) 277 - 2738

University Dining Services serves the campus with catering, several retail cafés and markets, and three residential dining venues.

Residence Life

Leonard Jones (he/him), Director

Edens Hall 101, MS-9195


Students in University Residences enhance their Western Experience in diverse and inclusive communities that foster active learning, leadership, social responsibility, civic engagement, and effective citizenship: supported by a high quality, attractive and sustainable campus environment.