Student Development | Judson University Christian College

Office of Student Life


Student Life is a community that intentionally seeks to lead students in Christ-like transformation as we encourage their pursuit of academic excellence.


With Christ at the center, it is our mission in Student Life to build transformational relationships in which students are developed holistically, resulting in God-honoring, globally-minded, responsible persons.


Passionate Faithfulness  

The staff will serve God with all their heart, mind, body and soul and model a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Spiritual Growth  

We will make available multiple options for students to grow in their faith, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. These may include relational mentoring, chapel, small groups, workshops, retreats, meetings, and other suggested venues.

Servant Leadership  

Staff will lead by putting others' needs first without compromising integrity, authority, or student safety. At the same time they will be compassionate and show grace when warranted.

Academic Support

We will provide necessary programs to students who need tutoring, mentoring, counseling, and other personal, spiritual, and academic needs.

Campus Collaboration & Communication  

Student Life will communicate with all areas of the campus to continue to embody the mission of Judson University. We understand that the decisions we make affect not only our area, but all areas. We strive to develop strong partnerships with the campus and work in tandem with them.

Global Engagement  

We will encourage and develop student, staff, and faculty connections with others in our global community through mission trips, chapel presentations and speakers, campus-wide initiatives, small groups and other means that become available to us.

Student Life Staff

Vice President for Student Life Lisa Jarot 847-628-1572
Dean of Students Elliott Anderson 847-628-2467
Director of Student Life Rachel Hamann 847-628-1568
Director of University Ministries Chris Lash 847-628-1565
Coordinator of Chapel Branden Benskin 847-628-5051
International Programs Coordinator   Joy Krispin 847-628-1546
Coordinator of Student Services Colleen Jones 847-628-1561

Residence Life

Lindner Tower Resident Director Branden Benskin 847-628-1562
Ohio Hall Resident Directorand Director of Residence Life
and Housing
Aubree Flickema 847-628-5037
Volkman Hall Resident Director McKenna Haas 847-628-1562
Wilson Hall Resident Director Chris Drenth 847-628-1562

Wellness Center

Wellness Center Director Rev. Elliott Anderson, MA 847-628-2467
Administrative Assistant Deby Brotzman 847-628-2464
Cou Amber Randolph Ph.D., LPC, NCC 847-628-1109
Physician Consultant Mark J. Thompson M.D. 847-628-2465
Campus Nurse Susan Weber R.N., B.S.N 847-628-2465

Athletic Department

Athletic Director Chad Gassman 847-628-1579 
Sports Information Director - Men's Athletics Austin Anderson 847-628-1580
Sports Information Director - Women's Athletics Emmie Kearns 847-628-1571 
Academic/Athletic Liason Dr. Stuart Ryder 847-628-1582  

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World