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Office of Multicultural Development Staff


Billye Kee

Interim Assistant Director


B.S. Human Development & Family Life, University of Alabama
Certificate in Management, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio                 

Billye is a “developer” who finds joy in watching others reach their potential.  During her 13 years at Wheaton, she previously worked as Telephone Services Manager, Career Coach and now serves in the Office of Multicultural Development. Although she spent two decades in corporate telecommunications, she defines her vocational calling as encouraging and supporting the development of others. She is married to Chip Kee and they have one daughter, Krista.


Tanya Egler

Gospel Choir Director/Program Assistant


Tanya Egler has enjoyed the opportunity to serve as the Director of the Wheaton College Gospel Choir for 28 years. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio where she grew up in a singing family that fostered her love for God and music.

Tanya earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University. She and her husband Calvin '95 are co-founders of Passion Ministries. They are blessed to have three young adult children who love and serve God.


Hee-Jung Kim

Office Coordinator


Hee-Jung joined the Office of Multicultural Development in December 2013 as Office Coordinator. As a former international student herself she understands the important role the Office of Multicultural Development may have in helping minority students become acclimated to Wheaton College.

She has enjoyed not only connecting with students and staff members but also helping them to reach their visions and goals. In her free time, she loves nature walking, gardening, doing DIY projects, traveling with her family, and cooking Korean foods.


Tuwa Karnley

Graduate Resident Assistant

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B.A., International Studies, Spelman College, '15
M.A., Systematic Theology, Wheaton College, '19

Tuwa Karnley is pleased to have the opportunity to serve in the OMD this year. Tuwa was born in Atlanta, GA but spent most of her life in the beautiful (read: best) state of Maryland. In 2015 she earned her BA in International Studies with a concentration in Development from Spelman College in Atlanta. Following this she spent a year working in youth ministry and outreach at her church in Maryland. She is now pursuing her MA in Systematic Theology here at Wheaton College and is eager to see what God has in store for these two next years! In her free time Tuwa loves reading, chatting with friends, and craft projects. Stop by the OMD and say hello!