Meet the Staff

Phone: (509) 313-5841

Educational Background

  • Master of Science: Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs; West Chester University of PA, 2017
  • Bachelor of Science: Marketing; DeSales University, 2014

Justin co-manages the design and implementation of all Student Orientation Programs for over 1300 students annually. He also oversees the development and training of over 200 student leaders. Before coming to Gonzaga in June 2018, Justin worked in student activities, residence life, and orientation programs on the east coast at Lycoming College, Bellarmine University, Coastal Carolina University, and West Chester University of PA.

Justin is a first generation college graduate originally from Pennsylvania but loves living in the Pacific North West. In his free time, he loves to workout at Orangetheory Fitness, try new restaurants, travel, and be with his family and friends.


The Assistant Director for Events & Operations is responsible for leading all event planning and logistical aspects of an exemplary program of new student and family orientation and year-long transition programs designed to integrate students and their families into Gonzaga’s Jesuit Catholic university community, promote retention, and facilitate academic success. These programs include, but are not limited to: New Student Orientation, Parent & Family Orientation, and Fall Family Weekend.

This position is currently vacant.


David is from Nyssa, Oregon and is a current graduate student in the College Student Services Administration Masters program at Oregon State University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Sciences also at Oregon State University. As a graduate student at Oregon State, David is the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Dreaming Beyond Borders Resource Center.

In this role at Gonzaga this summer, David will assist with New Student Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, and other new student and family initiatives.


Hannah Ackerman '23 - Operations GUide
Sophomore Accounting Major
Covington, Washington

Tara Phung '22 - Student Leader Guide
Junior Business Administration Major
Spokane, Washington

Kate Anderson '24 - Program GUide
Freshman Business Administration Major
Ojai, California

Madden Henry ' 23 - Program GUide
Sophomore Business Administration Major
Bakersfield, California


Tiffany Abrams '24
Freshman Business Law and Economics Major
Spokane, Washington

Santiago Calvillo '24
Freshman Computer Science Major
Torreón, Mexico

Lexi Horton '22
Junior Sport Management Major
Spokane, Washington

Brooke Lee '21
Senior Psychology Major
Lake Tapps, Washington 

Gracie Pelton ' 23
Sophomore Psychology and Public Relations Major
Olympia, Washington