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In Case of Academic Difficulty

  • Contact the professor of the class in which you are struggling. Your professor may have ideas for improvement, or may know of campus resources that can be helpful. The sooner you contact your professor, the better!
  • Work with the course TA, if available. Also attend study sessions if offered, or meet with other class members to work in study groups.
  • Meet with your academic advisor. You can request an advisor by using the green form outside the registrar's office if you are wishing to change majors.
  • Take advantage of campus academic supports, including the Writing Center, math lab, science supplemental instruction, world language tutoring, and Core 150/250 tutoring.
  • Contact Andrew Pyrc in educational support services, second floor of the HUB. This is particularly important if you have a documented learning disability. Information is available at
  • Student Success Coaches: Contact Landon Crecelius to inquire about being paired with a peer coach to support your academic success.
  • Take the SIGI 3 interest inventory in career services to help determine majors that fit your interests.
  • Take GE 148 (Planning: Major and Career) to explore your strengths and interests. This course typically runs in the spring.
  • For further information about academic options, please contact Randy Michaelis in academic affairs or Dick Mandeville in student life.

The following are key numbers for campus resources. If you have academic, personal, financial, or health concerns, please contact your residence hall staff (for example, your RA), or a support office listed.

In Case of Financial Difficulty

Please make an appointment with your financial aid counselor, located in McEachran Hall. Counselors are assigned by the first letter of your last name:

A-D Wendy Olson, 509.777.4306  L-Q David Barnes, 509.777.4309
E-Ha Nancy Morlock, 509.777.4378 R-V  Lori Johnson, 509.777.4234
He-K Traci Stensland, 509.777.4335    W-Z John Breneman, 509.777.4836


If you have questions about satisfactory progress (for receiving financial aid), including how many credits you must take and what GPA you must maintain for aid, please contact your financial aid advisor.

Emergency 1-2-3

  1. Call: Call 911 for any potential safety or medical emergency. (When in doubt, call 911.) Then call Whitworth Security (509.777.4444) and notify any staff member around you. If circumstances clearly don't warrant an emergency response, contact the Health and Counseling Center (509.777.4450) or another staff member or student leader about the best course of action.
  2. Assess/Act: Use your judgment to ensure personal safety and the safety of those around you.
  3. Monitor: Monitor university channels for information in case of a large-scale or general campus emergency. These channels include the university website, e-mail, text messages, the switchboard and local media.

For additional information on services provided by the Health and Counseling Center, please visit

Helpful Phone Numbers

Academic Affairs - 509.777.3203
Randy Michaelis, Associate Provost for Instruction; Transfer Seminar 509.777.4402
Donna Pierce, Director of First-Year Programs 509.777.4663 


Chaplain Services - 509.777.4345
Mindy Smith, Campus Pastor, Small-Group Ministry 509.777.4341 


Early Alert System
Randy Michaelis, Associate Provost for Instruction 509.777.4402
Landon Crecelius, Student Success Advocate 509.777.4973
Debbie Ide, Student Success Specialist 509.777.4926


Educational Services/Student Support

Andrew Pyrc, Assistant Director of Career Services
Educational Support Services



Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Bill Carruthers, Registrar's Office 509.777.3715


Alan Jacob, Associate Director of Student Housing 509.777.3250


Intercultural Center/International Center
Ahyana King, Assistant Dean for Intercultural Student Development 509.777.4572
Marie Whalen, Assistant Director of International Admissions 509.777.4571


Registrar - 509.777.3715
Bev Kleeman, Registrar 509.777.4548
Lorrie Workman (Last names A-K) 509.777.3261
Kerry Templeton 509.777.4777 (Last names L-Z) 509.777.4777
Health Sciences Advisor, Mike Ediger
Nursing Advisor, Meg Jones
Pre-Law Advisor, Julia Stronks
Pre-Med Advisor, Mike Sardinia


Security - 509.777.4444


Student Accounts - 509.777.4495
Darla Freeborn, Manager of Student Accounting Services 509.777.4324
Kathy Goligoski, Account Specialist (Last names A-G) 509.777.4317
Carol Rojeski, Account Specialist (Last names H-N) 509.777.4203
Amber Rogan, Account Specialist (Last names O-Z) 509.777.3209


Student Life - 509.777.3271
Dick Mandeville, Vice President & Dean of Student Life 509.777.4536
Jolyn Dahlvig, Associate Dean of Students 509.777.3749