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Hilary Catlett Named Dean of Students


By: Rachel Wood

Walla Walla University Welcomes New Leader

Hilary Catlett, Dean of Students.

Hilary Catlett, formerly known as one of Walla Walla University’s contract professors of Social Work and Sociology, has been appointed as the Dean of Students.

Catlett earned her Bachelor of Social Work from WWU in 1997 and her Masters of Social Work also from WWU in 1998. During her time as a student here, she was active in the Student Senate and an AGA officer.

After graduation, Catlett and her husband Kris lived in California for several years, where she worked as a social worker in various capacities. In 2004, they moved back to Walla Walla and she worked for a local domestic violence shelter and the Walla Walla County as a Designated Mental Health Professional. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through Washington State. In recent years, she has worked as a contract professor for WWU’s Social Work and Sociology department.

Catlett and her husband have two children, Dawson and McKenzie. An interesting family fact, Hilary is the daughter of our local professor of Theology, Darold Bigger.

“It’s great to be coming back home to this campus,” Catlett says. She looks forward to her new leadership role as Dean of Students and is excited to work with the students, faculty, and staff.

Published December 6, 2013.

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