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The Office of Student Affairs is happy to assist you in navigating your academic career here at DigiPen. In addition to facilitating your academic studies and career success, we strive to support your physical, social, and mental well-being through a range of on-campus services and events. Many of our services can be found at the Dragon’s Lair on the second floor, however, Student Affairs offices are located throughout the campus. If you need to reach us by phone or email, you can find the contact information for Student Affairs staff below.

Office of Student Affairs


Marshall Traverse

Dean of Students
Email: mtraverse[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5034

Office of Student Life

Adrian Perdue

Director of Student Life
Email: a.perdue[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-4867

Minjung Olfert, M. Ed

Assistant Dean of International Student Affairs
Email: minjung.olfert[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5079

Dawn A. Albertson-Gass

Student Life Coordinator
Email: dawn.albertsongass[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-4866

Counseling Center


Kay Widmer

Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services 

Email: kwidmer[at]digipen[dot]edu 
Phone: 425-629-5015

Caleb Flatau, MS, LMHC

Mental Health Counselor 
Email: c.flatau[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-4859

Disability Support Services


Kay Widmer

Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services

Email: kwidmer[at]digipen[dot]edu 
Phone: 425-629-5015

Karen McCray

Coordinator of Disability Support Services 
Email: kmccray[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-4872

Office of Housing and Residence Life

Jayme Reyes Brunner

Director of Housing and Residence Life
Email: jayme.brunner[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-4847

Lyndsie Wickham

Assistant Director of Student Housing & Coordinator of Student Engagement
Email: lyndsie.wickham[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5037

Nathan Liscom

Resident Director & Coordinator of Student Engagement
Email: nathan.liscom[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-4845

Career Services


Mojan Ahmadi

Director of Career Services
Email: mahmadi[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5014

Tiffany Wong

Coordinator of Career Services
Email: t.wong[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 895-4439

Office of Student Success


Teresa Boyes

Director of Student Success

(All BSCE and MSCS cohorts; RTIS and BSCS 2017 cohorts and earlier)

Email: tboyes[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5088

Nik Bowen

Student Success Advisor

(All BSCSML cohorts; RTIS and BSCS 2018 cohorts and later)

Communication Coordinator

Email: nik.bowen[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5044

Sydney Self

Student Success Advisor


Student Affairs Data Specialist

Email: sydney.self[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 895-4445

Joanne Chun, M. Ed

Student Success Advisor


Coordinator of Tutoring Services

Email: jchun[at]digipen[dot]edu 
Phone: 425-629-4846

Mission Statement

The Student Affairs Department is dedicated to supporting the academic goals of DigiPen Institute of Technology. Our mission is to advocate on behalf of students, provide programs and services that promote student success in academics, promote engagement in the DigiPen community, and prepare students for their professional careers and life after graduation.

Value Statement

Student Affairs strives to provide intellectual and emotional support to all students, promote healthy and active development and involvement in student life, and welcome and celebrate the diversity of DigiPen and the larger community. We are committed to providing an environment that ensures students’ safety and empowers them to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals.

Student Expectations

Students can expect that all Student Affairs staff will:

  • Treat every student with respect and dignity
  • Provide accurate information in a prompt manner
  • Respect diversity in our student body
  • Respect every student’s right to privacy