Members of student life team jumping and smiling

About Student Life

Student Life offers events, programs, and services which encourage student involvement in the campus community and enhance the educational aspects of Cascadia. The cultural, social, recreational, and educational programs supported and developed by Student Life are designed to create a positive learning experience, assist students in developing leadership and life skills, and promote awareness and understanding about student, community, and social issues.

Student Life is also the point of contact for student clubs and organizations. Our staff provides clubs and organizations with knowledge, leadership, and guidance to support their efforts.

Contact the Office of Student Life

Activities & Recreation Center, First Floor

Are you a community member looking to post a flier on campus?

Cascadia has two bulletin boards that can be used for posting job opportunities, apartment rentals, tutoring services, books for sale, or to promote other services or opportunities to our college community. One board is located on the second floor of CC1 hallway to the north of the elevator. The second board is located across from the elevator on the first floor of CC3.  You are welcome to come to campus and post in these areas.  We also recommend including contact information on all postings. Questions about posting community fliers on campus should be sent to


Meet the Staff

Becky Riopel

Becky Riopel

Becky Riopel received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from New England College and a Master’s degree in Education from Lynchburg College in Virginia.  After working in Student Affairs for over 15 years on the east coast at Connecticut College, Roger Williams University and College of the Holy Cross, she decided it was time to move back to her home state of Washington.  Previously, Becky was the Events Coordinator at Cascadia, working with internal and external
groups to plan their events in classrooms and Mobius Hall. 


As the Director of Student Life, Becky advises the Cascadia Student Government, funding for student clubs and coordinates the annual commencement ceremony, as well as working with the rest of the Student Life staff to support all club events and initiatives to provide a diverse and inclusive out of the classroom experience.


Becky's office is in ARC-140 and she would be happy to meet with you to talk about the Cascadia Student Government and serving on a campus wide committee!



Director of Student Life

Becky Riopel


Shandy Stomieroski 

Shandy Stomieroski earned her Associate in Arts degree at Centralia College in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University in 2009. Shandy previously worked in student programs at Centralia College for 5 years prior to coming to Cascadia in April 2014. She brings with her a passion for student life and helping students build the path to success during their time in college.


As the Assistant Director, Shandy advises the Cascadia Activities Board, coordinates the Leadership and Civic Engagement Program, and organizes the Student Life Speaker Series. 


Shandy's office is in ARC-140 and she would be happy to meet with you to talk about the Cascadia Activities Board and campus leadership opportunities!


Assistant Director of Student Life

Shandy Stomieroski

Kirk Heynen 

Kirk Heynen has previously worked in student affairs advising at Gonzaga University, Seattle Pacific University, and the University of Washington Seattle.  He earned a Bachelor’s in Communications at Calvin College, and completed his Masters’ of Education in Student Development Administration at Seattle University in spring 2017. 

Kirk advises Cascadia’s student clubs and Community Engagement Officers, and helps the rest of the Student Life team with student events, marketing, and leadership programs. 

Kirk’s office is in ARC-140 and he would be happy to meet with you to talk about starting a club or getting connected to an existing club!  


Student Life Advisor

Kirk Heynen