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Karen Pearson

Vice President for Student Life

Biography: Karen Pearson has served Northwest Nazarene University for over 30 years, the whole of her service in the area of Student Life. She has filled roles such as Resident Director, Director for Residential Life and most recently as the Associate Vice President for Student Engagement. She is currently serving as the Vice President for Student Life. Karen has given direction to New Student Orientation (NSO) and a variety of conferences and retreats for both regional and national Student Development organizations. Karen received both of her undergraduate degrees and her master’s degree from NNU. She is married to Joe and they have three grown children and one grandson.

Fun Fact: I paraglided off a mountain in Venezuela.

Favorite Thing About Working at NNU: No day is ever the same.