Staff in Student Activities
The staff are educators in the area of Student Development. As advisors they help student organizations grow and develop and are a primary resource for student leaders in interpreting college policies and procedures. The staff strives to create an environment that fosters student initiative, collaboration, diversity and organizational development.
Phone: 360-867-6220 / Email: Click on the name of the staff member below
Andy Corn Assistant Director
Andy has been at Evergreen since 2005. As the Assistant Director, he is the advisor responsible for the management of business, financial, purchasing, and administrative support functions of student organizations. Additionally, Andy works closely with Service and Activity Fee allocations for the college and serves as the advisor to the Evergreen Bike Shop and a member of the Flaming Eggplant Board of Advisors. Before arriving at Evergreen, Andy worked in Student Development at Hope College & Residential Life at Indiana State University. He's also a graduate of Indiana State University.
Tom Mercado Director
Tom has been the Director since the fall of 1991. As the Director, he oversees the Student Activities Office, Campus Children's Center, Cooper Point Journal, KAOS-FM and the student activities operations at the Tacoma and Reservation Based Programs. Prior to coming to Evergreen, he worked in the student/campus activities offices of the University of Washington and the University of Houston-University Park. He's a graduate of Humboldt State University and a former Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala.
Emily Pieper Student Organizations Advisor
Emily Pieper is a graduate of Evergreen herself and as a student spent much of her time working with various student groups on campus as well as supporting other on and off campus community organizations. Prior to working at Evergreen, Emily worked as the Program Director for a local grassroots nonprofit, Stonewall Youth. She is particularly interested in supporting students to find connections between the work they are doing in Student Activities to make the campus thrive and how it can affect and support the larger community outside of Evergreen. She is very excited to be working with such a variety of creative and inspired students!
Greg Porter Productions Advisor
Greg is Productions Advisor in Student Activities Administration and Coordinator of S&A Productions. He has worked in these capacities at Evergreen since 1997. As Productions Advisor he advises student groups and sits on various event committees throughout the campus. As Coordinator of S&A Productions he organizes large stage events for the Evergreen campus. He hires approximately 14 students as Productions Assistants each year who learn about and gain practical experience in event productions. Additionally, Greg hires and trains the Geoduck Guides for the Orientation program. Prior to coming to Evergreen, he worked in public school education for 9 years providing music education to more than 50 school districts.
Jodi Santillie Student Organizations Advisor
Jodi graduated from Western Illinois University in May 2013, earning a Masters of Science in College Student Personnel. Born in Washington and raised in Oregon, Jodi is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest, and excited to start her student affairs career at Evergreen! She looks forward to learning just as much (if not more) from the students she advises as they learn from her.
Allie Van Nostran Student Organizations Advisor
Allie has been involved in Student Activities at Evergreen in various capacities since 2007 when she joined the student staff as an office assistant. She graduated in 2010, returned in 2011 as Secretary Senior and is thrilled to take on the role of Student Organizations Advisor! When she’s not at Student Activities, Allie can be found picking up takeout from the Basil Leaf, dancing the five rhythms downtown, or at home reading, cooking or watching documentaries with her cat. She commonly describes Student Activities as “the coolest office on campus,” “the place where students with a passion congregate,” and “where dreams come true--” all of which are totally accurate. Seriously. Come see what all the hype is about!