About Us

The purpose of the SHAWC Collaborative is to create a cohesive, collaborative, cross-campus movement around our shared work of fostering student well-being. The Collaborative’s work involves increasing cross-departmental education and awareness about programs and services designed to enhance various dimensions of student well-being at Biola, and members participate by developing shared language, sharing information about their programs and services, offering relevant expertise, and fostering partnerships to identify and recommend strategic steps forward to address student well-being at Biola. To this end, the Collaborative serves to positively impact student well-being at Biola through a collaborative, cohesive movement forward. The SHAWC: Collaborative is chaired by the Dean of Student Wellness and reports to the VP for Student Development.


Group Members

Dean of Student Wellness
Assistant Dean of Student Care
Deann Decker
Student Care Coordinator
Director of the Learning Center
Director of the Student Health Center
Assistant Director of Pastoral Care
Assistant Director of Career Exploration and Experience
Lester Larios
Assistant Director of SEID
Director of the Biola Counseling Center
Faculty, Lifetime Wellness Director
Natalie Berger
Director of Residence Life & Housing
Veronica Baeza
Manager of Investigations/Clery Campus Safety
Sarah Bogert
Communications Specialist
Noelle Delacruz
Program Coordinator for GSPD
Heather Davenport
Associate Director of Campus Visits Events and Student Ambassadors
Assistant Director, Institute for Spiritual Formation
Director of Commuter and Veteran Programs
John Butler
SPA Fitness Coordinator
Sarah Morgan
Peer Wellness Ambassador
Associate Dean of the Library
Lexi Lai
Director of Campus Engagement
Beverly Cain
Senior Director of Auxiliary Services
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