Student Life Makes Staffing Changes and Welcomes New Staff

Andrea Sinnaeve has been hired as our International Program Director and Primary Designated School Official (PDSO). Andrea comes to us with a background in international travel and missionary work. Her primary focus is assisting our international students as they work through the process of securing their status as international students. Once the students arrive on campus, she will continue to walk alongside them as they transition and fully engage in the Judson experience. Her office is located in the student success center in Lindner Tower. She can be reached via email at andrea.sinnaeve@judsonu.edu or 847-628-1547.

Andrea Addy has been hired as our Registration Advisor working alongside our Doctor of Education in Computer Science Program students. Andrea comes to us with a background in higher education. These experiences are utilized as she assists students in navigating their schedules and partners with the departments to provide services. Once the students are scheduled for their courses she will continue to connect with them as they progress through the program. Her office is located in the registrar’s office in Lindner Tower. She can be reached via email at andrea.addy@judsonu.edu or 847-628-1523.

Cas Vela has been hired as our Student Engagement Coordinator/Wilson Hall Resident Director/Academic Advisor for our Associate in Arts Program. Cas will continue to serve our non-traditional AA students as they register and persist through the program, and program our spiritual enrichment events for our non-traditional student population.  He will serve our Wilson Hall residents by overseeing their dorm experience and partnering with our Judson Student Organization on events, with a focus on our commuter population. His office is located in the registrar’s office in Lindner Tower. He can be reached via email at cas.vela@judsonu.edu or 847-628-1540.

Colleen Jones has been hired as our Career Development Coordinator. She will be advising our undecided traditional student population, working with departments on job postings, partnering with our advancement office on Judson Connect initiatives, assisting all students with resume writing and interview techniques, and leading our CliftonStrengths programs. She is a familiar face on our campus due to her years of experience serving in our student life department. Her office is located in the student success center in Lindner Tower. She can be reached via email at colleen.jones@judsonu.edu or 847-628-1510

Rebekah Palmquist

Rebekah Palmquist has been hired as the Executive Assistant for Student Success. She comes to Judson with a background in higher education and will be working primarily alongside our VP for Student Success. Her office is located in the registrar’s office in Lindner Tower. She can be reached via email at rebekah.palmquist@judsonu.edu or 847-628-8539

Joy Krispin has been hired as our Writing Center Coordinator and will continue serving as our English Second Language (ESL) Coordinator. She has been teaching our developmental writing courses over the past few years. Her primary role will be coordinating our writing center resources both online and face to face. Her office is located in the student success center in Lindner Tower. She can be reached via email at joy.krispin@judsonu.edu or 847-628-8518.

Hannah Garratt will continue as our Student Life Coordinator, Lindner Tower Resident Director, and will begin managing our partnership with Administer Justice. She coordinates our Welcome Weekend events for new students, assists with student life activities, and works alongside Tom Bienert on our new Administer Justice initiatives. Her office is located in the student life office in the Upper Commons. She can be reached at Hannah.garratt@judsonu.edu or 847-628-1568.

Linda Newman will serve as our Director of Student Accounts. She will be overseeing our student accounts office. She has been working in our student accounts office over the past few years with the primary responsibility of overseeing our cashier desk, assisting students with payment plans, and reconciling our accounts. She will have oversight of our veteran affairs partnership. Her office is located in the student accounts office in the University Center. Her email is linda.newman@judsonu.edu or 847-628-2055.

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