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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

Kay Widmer, MS, LMHC

Vice President of Student Support

Patrick Dezort

Vice President of Student Engagement


Office of Student Engagement

Beth Chaney-Torni

She / Her / Hers

Coordinator of Student Engagement

Caleb Flatau, MS, LMHC

Assistant Director of Counseling Services


Disability Support Services

Kay Widmer, MS, LMHC

Vice President of Student Support


Office of Housing and Residence Life

Jenelle Borja

They / Them / Theirs / Siya / Sila

Resident Director

Lauren Jackson

She / Her / Hers

Resident Director

Charlie Wells

He / Him / His

Housing Operations Coordinator

Mojan Ahmadi, MA

She / Her / Hers

Director of Career Services

Tiffany Wong

She / Her / Hers

Career Services Program Manager


Office of Student Success

Teresa Boyes, MS

She / Her / Hers

Director of Student Success

Nik Bowen, MA

He / Him / His

Student Success Advisor

Communication Coordinator

Joanne Chun, M. Ed

She / Her / Hers

Assistant Director of Student Success

Emily Eckstrand, MS

She / Her / Hers

Student Success Advisor


Office of International Student Affairs

Minjung Olfert, M. Ed

She / Her / Hers

Assistant Vice President of International Student Affairs

Miranda Barril, MS

She / Her / Hers

Program Coordinator of International Student Affairs


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