New Student Involvement Director at Westminster 

6/25/2012 
Faculty & Staff 

Julie Hallman, New Student Involvement DirectorOn July 1st, Westminster College welcomes Julie Hallman as the new Program Director for Student Involvement in the Emerson Center for Leadership & Service.
 
This position is responsible for building the College’s social and educational programming, supporting the over 70 student organizations on campus, advising Student Government Association, managing the Hunter Activity Center and sharing responsibilities for cultural diversity, service-learning and the campus leadership program.
 
“I knew Westminster was the right place for me during my campus interview,” says Hallman.  “What really won me over was meeting all the talented students I would have the opportunity to work with.  It was refreshing to see how the faculty and staff build such close relationships with their students.  They really make themselves accessible to students, and you don’t see that at every institution.”
 
Before coming to Westminster, Hallman worked as a graduate advisor at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse.  In this position she advised the campus activities board as well as individual student leaders, designed training materials and tools to help event coordinators, wrote learning outcomes and goals for campus activities and planned concerts
 
As a part of her La Crosse position, she also chaired a committee of students, faculty and staff who select speakers for their Distinguished Lecture Series.   
 
Previously, she was a camp counselor for Americorps at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii.
                                                                                                                   
 Hallman holds a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  She also earned a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Iowa State University in Ames.
 
“I owe a great deal of gratitude to Dr. Bob, Margie, and all of the staff members who have reached out to me with support and words of encouragement.  I have a great team of people to work with,” says Hallman.  “I plan to get right to work, ask lots of questions, and learn how I can best serve students at Westminster.”