Lafayette chose to work at WWU because of its medium size, his previous work experience at Western, its excellent location, supportive staff, and because Western students are passionate about many topics. His department serves the first generation of PELL-eligible students, of which he fit both categories as an undergrad student, and he greatly enjoys the ability to work with this target population and being able to work and support a huge variety of students on campus.
He has a great passion for working with students and enjoys listening to their goals and dreams, and wants to help them reach their goals through building relationships, mentoring and advising. Lafayette does what he can to foster growth and development within students as well.
During his college days, Lafayette played college basketball, and even now loves to game and let loose on the court.
Kathy Louzao: Program Support Supervisor & Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students (Dean of Students Unit)
Aside from this new position, Kathy has been working at Western for over 15 years, currently serving as the first point of contact of any student to the Dean of Students. Her role as the Administrative Assistant is to help facilitate the work of the Dean so he may do the best work possible. She filters out individual requests and redirecting students to other forms of contact who may best help answer their questions, so the Dean may spend more time with students. Kathy also manages the Viking Union (VU) front desk and its staff, ensuring the best possible customer service for all visitors to the VU.
Kathy thinks that her biggest change in her role went from mostly supporting the Dean of Students unit to collaborating with a bigger team of staff to figure out solutions for different needs. Most of all, she is very excited and is enjoying the chance to utilize her 10 years of personnel administration experience in her new position. Congratulations, Kathy!
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