Diana Breclaw and Glinda Rawls have joined the staff of the Student Development Office at Hope College.
Breclaw is director of student activities, and
Rawls is assistant director of multi-cultural life. Each
began work on Thursday, July 1.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to have
both Diana and Glinda join our staff this year," said Dr.
Richard Frost, who is vice president for student development
and dean of students. "I think that they are going to learn
a lot about the college, since they are each new to the Hope
community, but I think in equal measure they are going to
give a lot back to the college. And most importantly they
are going to enrich our students' lives both personally and
Breclaw fills a vacancy in an existing position.
As director of student activities, she will guide a program
of student-led, co-curricular activities that range from the
"Anchor" student newspaper, to the Social Activities
Committee that plans campus-wide events, to the college's
fraternities and sororities, to the traditional Pull tug-of-
war and Nykerk Cup competition. She is also staff
coordinator of the college's "New Student Orientation"
Rawls is in a newly-created role. As assistant
director of multicultural life, she will help coordinate
programs geared toward multi-cultural understanding, and
will work with the college's organizations of color, such as
the Hispanic Student Organization, Black Coalition and Hope
Asian Perspective Association. She is also resident
director for Scott Hall, which will house the college's new
Phelps Scholars Program this fall.
Breclaw was previously assistant director of
student activities at Elmhurst College in Illinois for two
years. She worked with a variety of student organizations,
including the college's fraternities and sororities, in
addition to planning several campus-wide events.
In addition, she was residence life coordinator at
Elmhurst College for the past three years. For the past two
years she had also coordinated summer conference housing at
the college. During 1996-97 she also coordinated
international student services.
She served in several capacities while doing
graduate work at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
She was advisor of the Children's Miracle Network Dance
Marathon during 1995-96, and coordinator of community
service during 1994-95. She also taught courses on
university success, career and life planning, and personal
She was house director for one of Bowling Green's
sororities for two years, from 1994 to 1996, and during the
spring semester of 1996 was residence life programming
coordinator at the university.
She graduated from Texas Christian University in
Fort Worth, Texas, in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in
English and sociology, and in 1996 completed her master's in
college student personnel at Bowling Green State University.
Rawls previously held a variety of positions while
pursuing her master's degree at Grand Valley State
University in Allendale. Since August of 1998, she had been
an assistant in academic advising and student services in
the School of Education at the university.
During the 1997-98 school year, she was an
assistant residence hall director at Grand Valley, and
during the summer of 1998 she was the graduate assistant
coordinator of Parent Orientation at the university. In the
fall of 1998, she taught a freshman seminar through Grand
Valley's Academic Resource Center, and was a judicial
coordinator and international student assistant through the
Dean of Students Office.
She graduated from De Paul University in Chicago,
Ill., in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in communication, and
in April completed a master of education degree, with an
emphasis on college student affairs leadership, at Grand
Valley State University.