Joan Sarles - Transfer Students

Joan Sarles

Name: Joan Sarles - Assistant Dean of Admission/Transfer Counselor

Phone: 800.322.2584, extension 6571 - or - 509.313.6571

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Degrees: M.Ed. Student Affairs Administration - Western Washington University
                  B.A. French - Eastern Washington University

Why are you in admissions at Gonzaga?
The students I meet amaze and inspire me. Helping them achieve their goals gives me a great sense of purpose.

 Where is your favorite place on campus?
The Grotto, “a sacred place to promote faith and peace.” It’s easy to forgot the bigger picture when I get busy. Just being in the Grotto for a few minutes helps me remember!

 What is your favorite thing to do in Spokane?
Hiking at the Rocks of Sharon.

 What is one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Plan your transfer early! Call me a year before you intend to transfer, and we can work out all the details.