Student Development

A Message from the Dean of Student Development

On behalf of the entire Student Development team, welcome to Northwest University. My staff and I are committed to creating the best possible environment for your University learning experience. It is our paramount goal to serve you, the student, and challenge you to grow as a whole person in knowledge, faith and form.

Student Development at Northwest University is about much more than simply having a place to live while you study.  Our residence life team is committed to creating an “intentional community” on our campus.  Our goal is to provide a Christ-centered environment for our students to develop spiritually, intellectually, and socially.  We want to help you prepare to Carry the Call.

Your time at Northwest will involve hard work as you prepare for your future, but it will also include opportunities to enjoy the process and make lifelong friends.  Be a participant, not just a spectator.

As you discover your place in our community, you’ll find ways to grow and learn.  For example, develop your leadership skills by serving with the Student Government or the Student Senate, learn about teamwork by participating in recreational sports, or explore career opportunities in Career Development.

We are pleased to have you here. This institution exists for the glory of the Kingdom and the preparation of competent Christian leadership. May God bless you as you follow His calling at Northwest University.

Kim Stave, M.Ed.                                                  

Dean of Student Development


Our Staff

Andy Hall, Director of Student Programs / 425.889.5319

Sarah Jobson, Director of Residence Life & Student Housing / 425.889.5597

Susan Turnquist, Family Housing Coordinator / 425.889.5334