ACDS Administration

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Meagan Bryson
Assistant Director, Academic Advising Center

Meagan found her passion for working in higher education working as a student employee while attending Peninsula College. She transferred to Western and completed her BA degree in Human Services and continued at Western with a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. Meagan spent over ten years adding to her experience while working in career services, advising and other student support areas at Bellingham Technical College before returning to Western in 2014 to join the Academic & Career Development Services team as the Assistant Director in the Academic Advising Center. She enjoys the ability to work and learn with students as they explore and navigate their educational and career goals. In her spare time, Meagan loves spending time with family and friends and taking advantage of the many perks Bellingham has to offer. She also enjoys running, hiking, working in the yard and she appreciates a great cup of coffee.

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Kergie Garcia
Assistant Director, Career Services

Kergie began her journey as a first-time college student in midlife after staying at home raising her children and working the family cattle ranch. She came to Western with her transfer degree from Yakima Valley CC graduating from the Communication department two years later. During her undergraduate years, she became involved in the field of student affairs leading her to enter the Student Affairs Program at Western. She completed her internship in the Career Services Center where she developed her passion for helping others explore and create a vision for their future. She spent two years at Wenatchee Valley College-North in Omak before moving to Vancouver Island, BC where she taught and counseled at the local community college for several years. In 1999, the opportunity to return to Western as a career counselor became a reality. Currently, she enjoys working with the Career Center Peer Ambassador team, interns and career counselors.

At home, she enjoys spending time on the beach, working with her flower garden and spending time with her family.

Matt Bryant
Matt Bryant
Assistant Director of Operations, Career Services

Matt earned both his bachelor's degree in English and his master's degree in Adult and Higher Education here at Western. He has worked in higher education in a variety of roles since 2007, and during that time has overseen a number of academic programs, institutional projects, and student support services. He is interested in how emerging data, new technologies, and participatory processes can be used to enhance programs and services and increase student success. Outside of work, Matt enjoys cycling, hiking, and quality time with his son.

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Barb Quick
Assistant Director
Learning Support Services

Barb Quick considers herself privileged to contribute to student learning and academic success at Western Washington University. Prior to joining the Academic and Career Development Services team in 2008, she worked for 10 years at the University of Washington in Seattle and 7 years at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

Barb has a B.A. in International Relations from Mankato State University in Minnesota, and a Master's of Public Administration (Higher Education Gateway) from the University of Washington. Travel has been an important part of her life and education, with a two-year residence in Japan, multiple trips to Europe, and a 2010 adventure in Turkey. She also enjoys exploring the Northwest and Bellingham's many beautiful parks and trails.

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Karen Schreuder
Administrative Assistant
Academic Advising Center

Karen has been a part of the Western community for over twenty-five years, both as a student and a staff member. After graduating with a degree in Recreation Management in 1988 she enjoyed several years working as a ranger around Mt. Baker for the US Forest Service. She then began her career at WWU as the Equipment Manager for the Department of Health and Human Development. While working she continued to take classes eventually earning a second major in Studio Art. She enjoys helping to make the educational experience of Western students as positive and fulfilling as possible and is happy to be working with the wonderful team in ACDS.

In her free time, Karen enjoys finding ways to add to the beauty of the world. She especially likes to oil paint, knit, work with wood, grow flowers and cook. She also enjoys traveling, bird watching, bicycle touring and hiking with her husband, family, friends and hound dog.

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