The offices of Student Life and Mission recognize that students at WWU are our highest priority; therefore, we welcome your unique strengths, talents, contributions, ideas and experiences as we experience the mighty power of God as He shapes the lives of our students.   Our offices desire to enhance students’ experience by working closely with faculty and staff to support students’ academic maturation.  Our offices play an important and inextricable role in bridging all aspects of the academic, social, intellectual, and spiritual experiences of students at WWU.  We want to help students discover a sense of belonging within the University community.

We strive to foster an educational community for students that will reflect the highest level of commitment to student success within an environment that encourages and provides opportunities for leadership development, personal, social and spiritual growth, and respect for intellectual and cultural competence.

The functional areas that comprise Student Life and Mission that support all aspects of students’ experiences include: Associated Students of Walla Walla University, Campus Health and Wellness, Campus Ministries, Campus Security, Counseling and Testing Services, Dining Services, Residential Life, Student Activities, Student Missions, HomeBase, and University Life and Housing.

If I can be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to stop by my office in Kellogg Hall or call me at 509- 527-2511 or email me at

The offices of Student Life and Mission are here to serve you.


David Richardson
Vice President for Student Life and Mission

Embracing Luke 10:27

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.”

This is our commission to learn and serve. The Department of Student Life exists to foster through love, the growth and development of the whole person.


From its very inception, the office of Student Life has been involved with educating students outside of the classroom. Campus life should encourage thought and action that reflects or complements the cognitive aspects of the classroom experience. As student development professionals, we are co-workers with the faculty and staff, committed to the common task of educating students in integrating their faith, learning, and healthful living as they become responsible members of society for the future.

We encourage each woman and each man to fully experience collegiate life and learning—learning that promotes personal, intellectual and social development, spiritual growth, moral integrity, and emotional well-being.

We endeavor to take advantage of the opportunity to challenge and support students through the maturational process of leadership, seizing as a teachable moment every experience whether positive or negative.

We commit to create an environment whereby all student will be accepted and valued as unique individuals who have been given particular gifts and talents to be discovered, developed, and directed toward the spirit of building a positive Christian community and bring awareness to the power of God’s love and grace.

Page maintained by Sheila Meharry
Last update on July 9, 2013