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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

studentaffairs[at]digipen[dot]edu

Marshall Traverse

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


Office of Student Life

Michelle Cooper

Director of Student Life
Email: m.cooper[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5055

Minjung Olfert, M. Ed

Director of International Student Services (ISS)
Email: minjung.olfert[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5079


Counseling Center

counseling[at]digipen[dot]edu

Kay Widmer

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

dss[at]digipen[dot]edu

Kay Widmer

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 Brunner

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

Lyndsie Wickham

Resident Director
Email: lyndsie.wickham[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5037

Woosol Kim

Resident Director
Email: woosol.kim[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-4858


Office of Career and Alumni Development

careerservices[at]digipen[dot]edu

Mojan Ahmadi

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

Courtney Ramsey

Career Services Coordinator
Email: c.ramsey[at]digipen[dot]edu


Office of Student Success

studentsuccess[at]digipen[dot]edu

Teresa Boyes

Director of Student Success
(RTIS/CE/MSCS)

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

Sydney Self

Student Success Advisor (BAGD/BSCSGD),
Student Affairs Data Specialist

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

Joanne Wang, M. Ed

Student Success Advisor (BFA/MFA/BAMSD/BSCSDA),
Coordinator of Tutoring Services 

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

Nik Bowen

Student Success Advisor (1st-Year BSCS/RTIS)
Communication Coordinator 

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


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