About Us

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.

SOS Leadership

Joan Ullin, Assistant Director

Joan Ullin, Assistant Director

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Phone: (360) 650-7361
  • Email: ullinj@wwu.edu
  • 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.”
Susan LaFave, Administrative Assistant

Susan LaFave Administrative Assistant

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Phone: (360) 650-3383
  • Email: lafaves@wwu.edu
  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
  • Hobbies/Interests: Reading, gardening, spending time with family
  • Quote: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Academic Support Coordinators

María Pérez de Henderson

María Pérez de Henderson

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Phone:(360) 650-6598
  • Email: hender7@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, Jump Start WWUEDUC 108 Purposeful LearningUndocumented Student Services, WCC AIM
  • Hometown: Reno, Nevada
  • Education: B.A. in Criminal Justice Pre-Law & B.A. in Spanish (University of Nevada, Reno), M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration (University of Reno, Nevada)
  • Hobbies/Interests: Being a human and dog Mama, gardening, hunting, ice fishing, coaching and playing soccer, cheering on Bellingham United Futbol Club and spending time with family
  • Quote:“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – M. Ghandi
Bryce Sasaki

Bryce Sasaki

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Phone: (360) 650-2664
  • Email: sasakib@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, Jump Start WWUFIG SMNR 101Peer Mentor Program, SOS Website Developer
  • 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 drums, bass, guitar, and sanshin (Okinawan musical instrument), bird watching and just about any outdoor activity
  • Quote: “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert
Jeremy Wang

Jeremy Wang

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Phone: (360) 650-2695
  • Email: wangj5@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, Jump Start WWU, First Alert Academic Intervention ProgramEDUC 108 Purposeful Learning, Tutoring Services
  • Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland (family is from Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Education: B.A. in Comparative Cultures (Whittier College), M.Ed. in Educational Counseling (San Jose State University)
  • Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family, listening to and discovering new music, reading, discovering and consuming many types of media, social justice issues, and importantly, learning and having fun
  • Quote: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress…This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” – Frederick Douglass
Cameron Wühr

Cameron Wühr

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Phone: (360) 650-7592
  • Email: wuhrc@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, Jump Start WWUEDUC 108 Purposeful Learning, First-Generation Initiatives
  • 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: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – WAW

Front Desk Student Staff

Irene

Irene

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Psychology

Quote: “You must tell yourself, no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it.” - Les Brown. 

Nancy

Nancy

Major: Biology EEO

Minor: Psychology 

Quote: "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney