At Grace College, the Office of Student Affairs is committed to helping students mature spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically.
The Department of Student Affairs and Academic Services exists to provide quality programs and resources that promote student learning and engagement in personal transformation, healthy community, whole-life worship and intentional service.
"To lead students toward internal change, which is manifested by growth in a deepening walk with God and loving service to others.”
Vice President (V.P.) of Student Affairs
Jim oversees all service areas that impact a student's experience at Grace. For over 20 years, he has provided leadership to the student affairs and academic services team as they seek to develop and nurture students both inside and outside of the classroom.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6473
Dean of Students
Aaron oversees the many programs within student affairs, including residence life and student involvement. Aaron's staff works to provide students with meaningful opportunities for leadership, service, and growth in a healthy and safe environment.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6464
Dean of the Chapel and Global Initiatives
Carlos provides leadership and vision for the chapel experience. He also oversees the global initiatives programs, which foster intercultural connections on campus and around the world.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6284
Director of Global Initiatives
Geeta provides leadership for all the programs related to global initiatives, including Go Encounter, Go Exchange, Go Study, the Cross-Cultural Field Experience and Mosaic.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6104
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Coordinator of General Education
Jacqueline is responsible for teaching French and overseeing the language program. As coordinator of general education, she works with the Grace Core faculty and oversees the First Year Experience (FYE) at Grace.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6283
Executive Assistant for the Vice President of Student Affairs
Sina is the executive assistant to Jim Swanson. She manages the student affairs office and assists students and staff by providing information and answering questions.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6466
Director of Health and Counseling
Deb oversees personnel and student services related to both physical and mental health. Deb also teaches in the graduate counseling program.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6069
Associate Dean of Students
Peter is a 2006 graduate of Grace College and earned his M.A. from Spring Arbor University. As associate dean, Peter works with undergrad students through housing, discipleship programs and leadership development. He also assists graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Higher Education program.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6469
Coordinator of Student Involvement
Kearstin oversees Student Involvement at Grace, designing co-curricular leadership opportunities and experiences that enhance campus life. Activities, clubs and ministry teams, student government and intramural sports are all organized through student involvement. Kearstin has her bachelor's degree from Huntington University and her master's from Grace College and Seminary.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6470
Resident Director for Apartments
B.A. in Advanced Biblical Studies, Calvary Bible College; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6476
Resident Director for Westminster Hall and Commuters
B.S. in Counseling, Grace College; M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Grace College
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6465
Resident Director for Indiana Hall and The Lodge
B.A. in Counseling and Bible, Moody Bible Institute; M.A. in Counseling and Student Development Administration, Indiana Wesleyan University
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6490
Resident Director for Alpha Hall
B.A. in Social Work, Huntington University; M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development, Taylor University
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6461
Resident Director for Beta Hall and Perimeter Houses
B.A. and M.Div., Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary (2013), Th.M. Southern Theological Seminary (2014).
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6494
Email Student Affairs or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6488.