Student Outreach Services and its staff are committed to student academic success. The SOS staff are dedicated to the individual needs of each student that they serve and take great pleasure in providing services that will ensure the continued success of the student.
Reneé Collins – Associate Dean of Students
Hometown: New York, New York
Education: B.A. in Cross Cultural Human Resources (WWU), M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Ed. (WWU), Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (SU)
Hobbies/Interests: Gardening and reading
Quote:“If you don’t know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on Earth is to find it.” – Oprah Winfrey
Joan Ullin – Assistant Director
Hometown: Molokai, Hawai’i
Education: B. A. in English (WWU), M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration (WWU)
Hobbies/Interests: Body surfing, paddle boarding, and hiking
Quote: ‘Ike aku, ‘ike mai, ko kua aku ko kua mai; pela iho la ka nohona ‘ohana. Recognize and be recognized, help and be helped; such is family life.
Academic Support Coordinators
Emmanuel Camarillo *Works with undocumented students in SOS.
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Education: B.S. in Agriculture Science (Truman State University), M.Ed. in Environmental Education (WWU)
Hobbies/Interests: Baking, hiking, reading and volunteering
Quote: “You never know unless you try.” – Anonymous
Hometown: Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Education: B.A. in Indigenous and American Indian Studies (Haskell Indian Nations University), M.S. in Ecological Sciences and Engineering (Purdue)
Hobbies/Interests: Beaches, chillwave, live music, exploration, physical fitness, and friendship
Quote: “The future of [humanity] lies waiting for those who will come to understand their lives and take up their responsibilities to all living things…” – Vine Deloria Jr.
Hometown: Belvidere, Illinois
Education: B.A. in Psychology (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse), M.S.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, running, piano, sleeping under the stars, biking, mountaineering, and podcasts
Quote: “The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” – Unknown
Hometown: Ferndale, Washington
Education: B.A. in East Asian Studies (WWU), M.Ed. in Continuing and College Education (WWU)
Hobbies/Interests: Being a dad, running, playing the bass and sanshin (Okinawan musical instrument), road cycling, scuba diving and hiking
Quote: “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhhamad Ali
Hometown: Augsburg (Bavaria), Deutschland
Education: B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies (WWU), M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Education (WWU)
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, traveling, gardening, sports, movies, music, animals, the great outdoors, and of course family
Quote: “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell