Office of Multicultural Development Staff
Dr. David Cho
David Cho was born and raised in Chicago, later moving to the western suburbs, the proud child of Korean immigrants in the early 1970s. David came to Wheaton via Hope College (Holland, MI), where he was formerly an Associate Prof. of English and Director of the American Ethnic Studies program. David holds multiple degrees, B.A. from University of Illinois (Pre-Med, Rhetoric), M.F.A. (Creative Writing, Poetry) and M.A. (Postcolonial Studies and Literature) from Purdue University, M.A.T. (Composition, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy) and Ph.D. (19th to 20th Cent. Am Lit, Critical Theory, American Ethnic Studies, conc. in Asian Pacific American Lit) from the University of Washington-Seattle, and an M.A.B.S. from Wheaton College. He is the author of the chapbook, Song of Our Songs; book of poems, Night Sessions; and Lost in Transnation, a scholarly manuscript on twentieth-century Korean American novels. A new book of poems will be published next summer (2020) by Wayne State University Press, entitled A Half-Life. David loves to travel, play sports, and hang out with his family of five: Sandy (wife), Jonathan, Sarah, and Joanna.
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.
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 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.
B.A., Psychology, Wheaton College, '19
M.A., Higher Education and Student Development, Wheaton College, In Progress
Cristina Guevara is pleased to be working in the OMD this year. She was born and raised in Cliffwood, NJ. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at Wheaton this past spring and is now continuing her education by pursuing her Master's in Higher Education and Student Development. Cristina is excited to serve as the Graduate Assistant for Unidad, Wheaton's Latino/a student organization. In her free time, she loves swimming, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.