About Us

Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Green River College is fully committed to seeing students excel both academically and socially. Although education is the primary focus, we believe students grow and develop by challenging themselves, not only through academics, but also through college programs, activities and other co-curricular experiences.


Vision and Mission

Student Affairs Vision: 

Think Student - Then Decide. The Student Affairs Division is founded in the ethic of investing in and building a team around what is best for the academic progress for our students and prospective students as well as the community. As a division, we design our programs and expectations around this concept and measure our success in terms of the success of our students and community partnerships.

Student Affairs Mission:

Student Affairs engages and empowers our diverse community through innovative opportunities that bridge instruction and co-curricular experiences, leading to student success, civic engagement, social awareness, service and action.


Student Affairs Overview

The success of Green River and Student Affairs depend on our success in recruiting, enrolling, and retaining students. We strive to focus our energy and resources on building programs and services that are clearly defined, engaging, innovative, and supportive of our diverse populations.

  • Access/Enrollment - Assessment & Testing Center; Career & Advising Center; Enrollment Services; Financial Aid; Outreach and Service Learning; Running Start; Zgolinski Welcome Center
  • Retention - Connect2Complete (C2C); Counseling; Disability Support Services; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Judicial Programs; TRiO Student Support Services; Veterans Affairs; Vet Corps;
  • Leadership and Involvement - Athletics; Health Services & Prevention Education; International Activities; Special Programs; Student Life

In addition to departments that provide direct support and service to students, Student Affairs recognizes the importance of auxiliary services in providing support to student academic and co-curricular activities through enhanced revenue.

  • Auxiliary Services - Campus Safety & Transportation; Conference Services, PaperTree Bookstore

Contact Us

Deborah Casey, Ph.D
Vice President of Student Affairs
Phone:  253-288-3328 
Email:  dcasey@greenriver.edu   

David Larsen
Dean of Enrollment and Completion
Phone:  253-288-3307
Email: dlarsen@greenriver.edu

Timm Lovitt
Dean of Student Success and Retention
Phone:  253-833-2559
Email:  tlovitt@greenriver.edu