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Student Programs Staff

 

We are located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building, and our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Whitney Broetje, Interim Director of Student Programs

Oversees: OSP department, Health and Wellness programming at SPU

Advises: ASSP Student Government, Finance and Allocation Board, ORP, and SLDC (Student Leadership Development Committee)

Email: broetw@spu.edu Phone: 206-281-2831


Whitney is from Yakima, WA. (also known as Yakivegas, or the Palm Springs of WA “I’m not even kidding”, she says) where her two amazing parents, wonderful grandparents, and countless cousins live.   She earned her degree in Psychology at Seattle Pacific University and an M.Ed. in Student Development Administration at Seattle University.  Whitney's hobbies and passions include exploring Seattle coffee shops, laughing, exclamations like “Yatzee!”, “Olè!”, “Check Please” etc., hiking, playing the piano, and trying to be artsy.She also hopes to own a moped and drive it on cobblestone streets in Italy someday.  Whitney loves working with college students and watching them think outside of the box and do new and exciting things that impact the SPU and Seattle community.  “I love meeting new students and their parents during Welcome Week and seeing the new energy hit campus,” she says. 

 


Kristen Voetmann, Campus Program Coordinator

Oversees: Collegium and Commuter programming, Orientation, and off-campus conduct

Advises: ASSP Senate, Commuter Council, and the Constitutional Advisory Board; ASSP Executive VP and PR Manager

Email: voetmannk@spu.edu Phone: 206-281-2689

Kristen has finally returned to her beloved Northwest after spending the last chapter of her life working and studying in Southern California including a year abroad in Italy. Kristen graduated with her English Literature B.A. from Pepperdine University and then pursued her College Counseling and Student Development, M.S. at Azusa Pacific University.  If she is not curled up with a good book, you will likely find her exploring new coffee shops, hiking, skiing, or planning her next travel adventure.  "It is an honor to be serving the students, staff, and faculty at SPU," she says. Kristen continually seeks opportunities to foster student development through collaboration - be it in or out of the classroom - and is excited to see the great work already being done at SPU!



Kirsten Aranas, Interim Campus Program Coordinator

Oversees: Campus Activities Programming and off-campus conduct

Advises: STUB (Student Union Board) and STUB Executive Director, Committee for Student Clubs and Club Director, Homecoming Committee; ASSP VP of Campus Activities and ASSP Media Coordinator

Email: karanas@spu.edu

Phone: 206-281-2483

Kirsten was born and raised in Seattle, WA and is proud to claim that she hails from the great Pacific NorthBEST. Kirsten graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a B.A. in Psychology, and a double minor in Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies. Kirsten’s favorite things in life include tea, good books, naps, and penguins. Kirsten also enjoys baking, DIY projects, and proudly admits to be a bit of an online computer gaming nerd. Kirsten loves working with college students and seeks to empower them to create lasting change and safe spaces for community and acceptance. “I love watching students collaborate and become the pioneers for exciting and innovative events,” she says.

 


Katie Caday, Administrative Assistant

Oversees: SUB Manager, Loopy Student e-News

Email: cadayk@spu.edu,loopy-editor@spu.edu 

Phone: 206-281-2247

Katie is an SPU alum and Pacific Northwest native who loves living in this corner of the world. When she's not outside going for a run or hike, wandering a neighborhood in Seattle, or just staring at trees, you'll probably find her deep in conversation with a friend, curled up with a cup of tea and a book on theology, or making music. She loves walking with people through the incredible growth spurt of their college years and considers it a privilege to serve the SPU community she cherishes.

 

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