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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


Office of Student Life

Adrian Perdue

Director of Student Life

Minjung Olfert, M. Ed

Assistant Dean of International Student Affairs

Dawn A. Albertson-Gass

Student Life Coordinator

Kay Widmer, MS, LMHC

She / Her / Hers

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services

Caleb Flatau, MS, LMHC

Mental Health Counselor


Disability Support Services

dss[at]digipen[dot]edu

Kay Widmer, MS, LMHC

She / Her / Hers

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services

Karen McCray

She / Her / Hers

Coordinator of Disability Support Services


Office of Housing and Residence Life

Jayme Reyes Brunner, MS

She / Her / Hers

Director of Housing and Residence Life

Lyndsie Wickham

She / Her / Hers

Assistant Director of Student Housing & Coordinator of Student Engagement

Nathan Liscom

He / Him / His

Resident Director & Coordinator of Student Engagement

Kevin Porter

He / Him / His

Housing Operations Coordinator

Mojan Ahmadi, MA

She / Her / Hers

Director of Career Services

Tiffany Wong

She / Her / Hers

Coordinator of Career Services


Office of Student Success

studentsuccess[at]digipen[dot]edu

Teresa Boyes, MS

She / Her / Hers

Director of Student Success

Nik Bowen, MA

He / Him / His

Student Success Advisor

Communication Coordinator

Sydney Self, MS

She / Her / Hers

Assistant Director of Student Success

Joanne Chun, M. Ed

She / Her / Hers

Student Success Advisor


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