Multi-Ethnic Programs
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2598
Fax: 206-281-2333

Multi-Ethnic Programs

Staff


Susan Okamoto LaneSusan Okamoto Lane, M.Ed.

Dean of Multi-Ethnic and Wellness Programs

solane@spu.edu

206-281-2598

With more than 25 years experience at Seattle Pacific University, Susan is someone who has seen big changes, including a commitment to increasing the ethnic diversity of students and that every student, faculty, and staff member would engage in increasing our understanding of what it means to be reconciled to God and to one another.

Susan has been described as the “iron fist in the velvet glove,” as someone who “builds things to last,” and is becoming known on campus for her great story about inviting the Black Panthers to her high school. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, a master’s of education degree from Lewis and Clark College, and a graduate diploma in Christian studies from Regent College.

 

Serena Manzo

Serena Manzo

Coordinator of Multi-Ethnic Programs

serenamanzo@spu.edu

206-378-5382

Serena Manzo graduated in 2009 with a bachelor of arts in global studies from Azusa Pacific University. She has taught and traveled all over the world. From South America to South Korea to South Central Los Angeles, she has supported students from all walks life. Currently pursuing her master of education in student development administration at Seattle University, Serena is thrilled to follow her passion for student growth and development, diversity and global perspectives, and higher education at Seattle Pacific University. 

 

Jacob Arzaga

Jacob Arzaga

MEP Doctoral Intern

arzagaj@spu.edu

206-281-2486

Jacob joins the MEP staff as a doctoral intern as he pursues an EdD in higher education leadership at Azusa Pacific University. His current research interest is increasing student success for men of color, specifically Latino men. Jacob believes deeply in the transformative power of mentorship, and he's excited to bring his passion and experience to his work at SPU
this year. 

 

 

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