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Women of SU Connection Cafe 1.19.17

Shaping the Future: Careers in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Seattle University LeRoux Room (Student Center 160)


Higher education is a dynamic field to work in and the responsibility of shaping and encouraging future community and industry leaders is a fantastic career trajectory. The Women of SU invite you to a night of learning and community. Share your experiences and discover what it means to be a higher education professional on a college campus. 

Beer, wine, and appetizers will be provided.

Panelists include: 

Keisha Jackson is the Assistant Director of the Consulting and Business Development Center at the University of Washington (UW) Foster School of Business. Prior to her work at UW, Keisha worked at College Success Foundation (CSF) for 5.5 years as Program Associate for the College and Alumni Services Department and then at Seattle University for 2 years as Coordinator of Off-Campus Student Life in the Division of Student Development. Much of her professional career has involved working with underrepresented students in the college to career pipeline. Keisha earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology from Western Washington University and her Master of Arts in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. Keisha previously served on the CSF Board of Directors. Since 2014, she has served as a Commissioner on the City of Seattle Women’s Commission, which advises the Mayor and City Council on issues impacting women throughout Seattle. Keisha was recently selected as Education Chair for the Leadership Team of the Women of SU Alumni Chapter and is also on the Treehouse for Kids Young Professionals Board.


Sarah Postel is Director of Welcome Services and Testing at Green River College. Her own experiences coupled with those of her classmates in the Seattle Public Schools system, highlighted a need to increase awareness of post-secondary options for high school students, and sparked a passion for access to education. Sarah is a two time graduate of Seattle University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Education in Student Development Administration (SDA). Since graduating from the SDA program in 2008, Sarah has participated in all aspects of the new student onboarding process from outreach and placement to advising and registration. Sarah enjoys improving processes for students and staff and has recently lead efforts to reimagine Green River's approach to communicating with and helping prospective and newly admitted students navigate the "getting started" process at the college.


Nicole Hoyes Wilson is currently a Faculty Counselor at Highline College. She is originally from Washington and grew up in Puyallup and Federal Way. Nicole has a passion for social justice, building community, and helping others reach their goals and find healing. She has served for over 15 years in a variety of leadership roles within the field of college student development at both community college and university settings. Prior to her role at Highline, Nicole worked at Seattle University for ten years as the Director for Learning Communities and Innovation following her role as the Associate Director for Residential Education. She has also served in the areas of Diversity and Equity, and Student leadership at Everett Community College and Olympic College. Most recently, Nicole earned her Master of Education in Community Counseling at Seattle University. She also holds a Master of Social Work with an emphasis on multi-ethnic practice from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Social Work from Pacific Lutheran University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, serving in her church, connecting with friends and community, and finding opportunities to laugh.