Meet the RRU Student Services Team

Posted by Kristin Izumi on July 17, 2012 - 6:13pm
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Consider us your pit crew. You’re the driver going full speed ahead, and you may experience some road bumps along the way. From tough turns to burning out, you may need an extra hand to keep you on track. The RRU student services team is here for you.

Your pit crew consists of a genuine group of caring individuals, located in Grant 130 and the Rec Centre. Each staff member is dedicated to ensuring you receive quality support.

Meet the team…

Kyla McLeod, Director of Student Services, leads this dynamite team and strives to ensure students are receiving the best quality of service and support.

Debbie Shaw, Coordinator of Student Services, is dedicated to continually improving the RRU student experience, and handles everything from orientation to student affairs.

Darlene Joseph, Office Assistant, welcomes every Grant 130 visitor with a warm smile, and plays a vital role in every facet of Student Services, in particular Accessibility Services.

Gwen Campden, Financial Aid & Awards Coordinator, provides on-going financial aid support to students by helping secure and expand funding opportunities.

Allyson Steinke, Financial Aid & Awards Associate and RRU alumnus, coordinates the internal award competitions and handles FAA inquiries.

Chris Brown, Career Enhancement Services Advisor, offers advice and resources for helping students secure employment after graduation.

Sarah Chettleburgh, Experiential Learning Advisor, helps students find and secure experiential learning opportunities for career development.

Natasha Dilay, Employer Liaison, creates and fosters relationships between the Royal Roads Community and potential employers. 

Patti Walsh, Fitness Activity Coordinator, promotes active lifestyles at RRU by organizing all the programs and services offered at the Recreation Centre.

Nidal Mousa, Orientation & Activity Assistant, helps new students make a smooth transition to RRU through campus tours, organized events and orientation support.  

Michelle Underdown, Accessibility Coordinator, offers students valuable support through Accessibility Services by coordinating everything from short-term accomodation to academic extensions for those with short-term or permanent disabilities, and/or medical reasons.

Sharon Kobrinsky, handles all RRU counselling services, by providing confidential information and counselling to any student in need of guidance and support.

Kristin Izumi, Social Media & Community Coordinator, works on-contract with Student Services on a variety of projects aimed at improving student support online.

Never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We’re each available to meet in person, over email, and by phone. On this forum, we’ll be sharing tips, stories and ways on how you can succeed as a RRU student. Join this group, and stay tuned on ways you can get involved. As your pit crew, we want to see you cross that finish line! To stay connected and learn about all the opportunities available to you, follow the Student Services’ social media channels below.