Student Affairs Leadership

With 30 departments and over 450 staff, we are a large organization working together to support our Cougs. See the scope of our work in our organizational chart, or view all of the departments within Student Affairs.

Romando Nash

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

J.D., Masters in Counseling, he/him/his

Romando Nash

Contact Me

romando.nash@wsu.edu

Executive Assistant: Bridget Adams, bridget.adams@wsu.edu or 509-335-2643

Areas of Responsibility

I oversee 30 departments on the Pullman campus whose services encompass health and safety, student leadership, development and engagement, student access and success, community, equity, and inclusion, and facilities and essential services. I serve as advisor and liaison to leaders across the university, working with other vice presidents, chancellors, and vice chancellors to ensure we implement consistent, accessible, and excellent programs and services to promote student success in its broadest sense.

Education and Experience

I am a proud first-gen student, attending Notre Dame de Namur University (formerly College of Notre Dame) for my undergraduate degree and Santa Clara University for my master’s and juris doctorate degrees. I have served students at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), San Jose State University, the University of Southern California, Loyola University Chicago, Seattle University, and Santa Clara University. I am proud to serve in numerous roles within NASPA (the National Association for Student Affairs Professionals) and to have received the 2024 Pillars of the Profession Award.

Ask Me About

  • Student Success
  • Working with students to build inclusive communities 
  • Collecting comic books 

Sean Greene

Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Operations

M.B.A., M.Ed., he/him/his

Sean Greene

Contact Me

509-335-2305
smgreene@wsu.edu

 

Areas of Responsibility

I oversee student affairs facilities and operations, which include what I think are the best parts of the student experience – spaces where students eat, sleep, exercise, study, and relax. I ensure these spaces are functional, clean, and safe for our students. 

Education and Experience

I hold an MBA from WSU, an MA in higher education and administration from the University of Alabama, and a BA in finance from the University of Nebraska. I’ve worked at WSU for over 20 years in a variety of leadership roles in recreation, the CUB, dining, and housing, and I’ve been involved in six major capital projects at WSU, including the Student Recreation Center, CUB, and Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. 

Ask Me About

  • Managing a capital project 
  • Serving on the Bookie Advisory Board 
  • Hockey 

Kim Holapa

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for External Relations and Strategic Initiatives

M.Ed., she/her/hers

Kim Holapa

Contact Me

509-335-2884
holapa@wsu.edu

Areas of Responsibility

I focus on initiatives that advance the goals and commitments of the Division of Student Affairs. That might look like fundraising, legislative agendas, or departmental efforts that cross campuses and the WSU system. I partner with leadership at each campus to identify ways that we can continue to adapt and scale projects, planning, and priorities that support all students.  

Education and Experience

I hold a BA in English and a master’s degree in higher education administration from WSU Pullman. My career at WSU has spanned leadership roles in Student Financial Services, the College of Education, the WSU Foundation, and now Student Affairs. 

Ask Me About

  • Fundraising for priority programs and scholarships 
  • Partnership and opportunities for the division to achieve the university’s strategic goals 
  • Identifying and building key relationships internally and externally 
  • Camping in remote locations, walking a 90-pound dog, parenting an adult child 

Jenna Hyatt

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Dean of Students

EdD, she/her/hers

Jenna Hyatt

Contact Me

509-335-5757
jennifer.hyatt@wsu.edu 

Areas of Responsibility

As a member of the Vice Chancellor’s senior staff and serving as the WSU Dean of Students I am passionately focused on the leadership of critical student services and support functions that impact our students lives. The office of the Dean of Students specifically focuses on the Fundamental Needs Coordination, Health Promotion, Center for Community Standards, WSU System-wide Student Care Network, and WSU System Threat Assessment Team 

Education and Experience

I earned my doctorate in Higher Education at the University of North Texas. I have worked in student affairs leadership roles at several notable institutions, including Southern Methodist University, and the University of Arizona. For the past 15 years I have been in executive leadership roles at Central Washington University (CWU) and have served for the past 5 years as the associate dean of student living at CWU. In this role I provided leadership for the Division of Student Success and led teams focused on developing an integrated, student-centered, and seamless pipeline for students, from recruitment through graduation. 

Ask Me About

  • Examples of the great work our staff and students are doing 
  • My research and work around generational theory and the impact of teaching and learning   
  • My half-marathon running training