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Office of Multicultural Development Staff

Billye Kee

Associate Director

billye.kee@wheaton.edu
630.752.7056

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@wheaton.edu
630.752.5251

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

heejung.kim@wheaton.edu
630.752.5028

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 has 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.

 

 

 

Latreece Kilgo

Student Organizations Adviser

M.A., Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College, '17

Latreece is excited about the opportunity to serve another year in the office of Multicultural Development. Latreece graduated from Wheaton College in 2017 with her Master’s degree in Intercultural Studies and loves gathering with people from different cultures to express Christ's love. After serving at Wheaton College since 2015 as a Graduate Resident Adviser, Latreece finds joy in developing student leaders as God's kingdom agents.  Latreece is the wife to Joshua Kilgo and the mother to Lundyn, her pride and joys. To live life as their own is the ministry Latreece and Joshua desire to model!

 

 

Tuwa Karnley

Graduate Resident Adviser

tuwa.karnley@my.wheaton.edu
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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! 

 

Jason Cheng 

Graduate Resident Assistant

jason.cheng@my.wheaton.edu

B.A., Accounting & Finance, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana
M.A., Biblical Studies, Wheaton College, '18
M.A., Biblical Exegesis, Wheaton College, In Progress

Jason Cheng is pleased to be working in the OMD this year. He completed his Master’s in Biblical Studies at Wheaton in the summer of 2018 and is now pursuing a second Master’s in Biblical Exegesis. Before taking on this role, Jason spent seven years working in corporate America across a variety of roles and industries. His undergraduate degree was in accounting and finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Jason is passionate about ethnic ministry and seeing how different ethnicities can come together and picture the gospel in unique ways.

Apart from work and school, Jason enjoys both playing and watching sports. He is an avid Chicago fan (Cubs, Bulls, Bears) and enjoys playing tennis, and basketball.