Providing proactive and responsive care for all students to thrive physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and intellectually.
Director of Student Care
B.S., Child Development & Leadership, Northern Illinois University, 1994
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Northern Illinois University, 2003
Over the years, Carrie has served in various capacities as a mental health counselor, academic advisor, resource specialist, program developer, instructor, advocate, and administrator where God used those moments to prune, develop, mature, and equipped her to be the intercessor that she is today. As the Director of Student Care, Carrie is dedicated to ensuring every student is thriving in their God given talent and abilities as they persist to graduation and beyond this campus. Her goal is to meet students where they are in their development, inform them about the campus and community resources available, educate them about their options, offer comfort and guidance, advocate for them to receive the best-streamlined support during difficult times and ultimately connect them to Christ - the sustainer of all.
Carrie stands with her husband in an active leadership role as he serves as Pastor. Carrie is a caring and committed mother of three sons (3rd yr. college level, 12th grader, and a 6th grader). When she finds spare time - Carrie enjoys spending quality time with family watching great movies, singing and listening to gospel music, bowling, attending her son’s sports games, and laughing with friends.
Student Services Building Suite 212
Dean of Student Care and Graduate Student Life
B.A. in Music, Hope College
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D. in Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University (anticipated completion 2018)
Allison Ash is the Dean of Student Care and Graduate Student Life at Wheaton College and supervises all of the student care resources on campus. Her prior experience includes working seven years in full-time ministry at two different churches in Michigan and Texas and serving as an administrator at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Because of the commitment she has to helping students flourish in their understanding of God’s love and purpose for their lives even in difficult times, she understands her work at Wheaton as an extension of her church and seminary ministry.
Allison is also committed to integrating racial justice and reconciliation within the College’s student care resources.
Student Services Building 218
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
B.S. in Psychology, Anderson University, 1987
Michelle supports the Dean of Student Care and Services and Graduate Student Life, Allison Ash. Her desire is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for students and parents who are seeking help from the Student Care team. College life has its challenges and she strives to offer support during this time of growth.
Student Services Building 218