Meet the Team! Click on anyone's name to email them directly!
Front row: Randy, Aimee, Lisa, & Mark
The Student Life Team is committed to working collaboratively with students in concert with other members of the Westminster community to enrich each student's college experience. We facilitate opportunities for student growth and development through co-curricular involvement in the areas of spiritual, physical, intellectual, social and emotional wellness. To promote and enhance their success we challenge, support and empower students through intentional and caring ways.
Mark Ferne, Dean of Students, 801.832.2233
Mark has worked at Westminster for over ten years, previously working at the University of Florida and the University of Maryland and spending two voyages as staff on Semester at Sea. He has a deep passion for students and deeply believes that the educational experience that occurs in a small, private institution is second to none. Although he's often in meetings, through intentional programming like Dessert with the Dean (hosting students in his home), The Dean Delivers (bringing food to the residence halls during finals), and Defeat the Dean (a weekly table tennis match), he interacts with countless students in hands-on ways, often not seen by administrators. He's also known to have the best bowl of candy on campus - swing by his office to find out!
Jan Saeed, Director of Spiritual Life, 801.832.2232
The Spiritual Life Program at Westminster College serves as a catalyst for students to grow and nurture their spirituality; creating a desire for positive transformation in their personal lives and the world at large. With a goal of "walking the spiritual path with practical feet," students and faculty can work together to create opportunities for both spiritual transformation as well as a physical betterment of the world.
Trisha Teig, Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, 801.832.2235
Want to find someone who knows about what is happening on campus for students? You found her! Trisha advises ASWC (student government), clubs and organizations, and leadership programs for students.
Nicola Miller, Director of Residence Life, 801.832.2245
Nicola manages all aspects of the Residential Life program at Westminster.
Lisa Jones, PhD, Director of the Counseling Center, 801.832.2237
Lisa makes sure services are available to all registered students. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, alcohol and drug problems, and family dysfunction are some of the more common issues that students bring to the Counseling Center.
Karnell Black, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Orientation, 801.832.2231
Karnell coordinates all aspects of Orientation and Commencement and has his hands in nearly everything in between! Additionally he advises the Student Activities Commission.
Aimee Frost, Assistant Director of Residence Life, 801.832.5303
Aimee works closely with Resident Advisors and all other aspects of Residence Life. She also coordinates the student code of conduct process for the College.
Randy Austin, MSN, APRN, Director of Student Health Services, 801.832.2239
As Director of SHS, Randy oversees the health and wellness of students on campus as well as commuters. He also coordinates health and wellness programming for students.
Stephanie Nagata, MSN, APRN, Director of Student Health Services, 801.832.2239
Stephanie serves as another FNP in our office and works with all students. She too helps coordinate health and wellness programming for students.
Michelle Call, LCSW, Counselor, 801.832.2246
Michelle sees students in the Counseling Center on a daily basis as well as co-leading the Peer Mentors for Balanced Lifestyles program.
Cory Shipp, LCSW, LSAC, Counselor, 801.832.2273
Cory also sees students in the Counseling Center on a daily basis, co-leads the Peer Mentors for Balanced Lifestyles program, and is a liaison for our Veterans.
Coral Azarian, Graduate Assistant for Student Life, 801.832.2242
Coral works closely with Clubs and Organizations (including the InterClub Council), Communter Student Involvement programs, and other events.
Nick Rhodes, Graduate Assistant for Residence Life, 801.832.2195
Nick works closely with the RAs, ARWC and all aspects of Residence Life.