Jana Kay Lunstad has more than 20 years of experience managing people and projects related to academic advising, recruitment, communications, and admissions. She joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2005 as an academic advisor and then moved to the Chancellor’s Office. She has overseen undergraduate admissions and recruitment, worked in Academic Affairs to support faculty, and is currently the Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment. Prior to working at WSU Tri-Cities, she worked at Utah State University in financial aid and academic advising.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from Utah State University. She is actively involved in volunteerism and civic engagement. She was in Leadership Tri-Cities Class IVX and served on the Kennewick Arts Commission. She serves on the Richland Public Library Board of Trustees, and is the Past President of Soroptimist International of Three Rivers.
Jason Yi joined WSU Tri-Cities in October 2017. He holds a bachelor of science in social sciences and a minor in business administration from Portland State University. He has an extensive background in career and workforce development in the Portland and Kansas City areas where he focused on working with students on portfolio development for externship/internship opportunities. Jason is responsible for over-seeing the recruitment staff and events.
Maria began working for WSU Tri-Cities as an Admissions Counselor in the summer of 2018 after graduating with a dual degree in Political Science and Strategic Communication from Washington State University-Pullman. During her time in Pullman, she was a multi-cultural student mentor, residential advisor and student ambassador for the Office of Admissions & Recruitment. Maria is also an active member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated and even served on the executive board. She is passionate about helping students attain their higher education goals.
Jordyn Creighton came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2013 and is the Director of Student Support and Engagement. Jordyn previously worked as the Assistant Greek Advisor at the University of Idaho. She received her Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Idaho, where she also earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science. Jordyn has her Certified Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate and is Stop the Hate trained. She currently serves as the Communications Committee Chair for the Washington Financial Aid Association.
Ian Jamieson joined WSU Tri-Cities in December 2017. Prior to joining WSU Tri-Cities, Ian was the Director for Student Engagement at Pacific Lutheran University. Ian earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Pacific Lutheran University and his Master of Education in Student Development Administration from Seattle University.
RJ joined WSU Tri-Cities in August 2015. Before moving to the Tri-Cities area he was the Intramural and Club Sports Intern at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. RJ received his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Dubuque and his Master’s Degree from Lasell College.