Meet the Staff
Alex Oh, M.S.
Director of Campus Life
Alex is the director of campus life in the Office of Campus Life. Alex graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Management Science to pursue a career in business, but God had something else for him. His active involvement in student leadership roles at UCSD led him to pursue his master’s in college counseling and student development at Azusa Pacific University, and has served in higher education field for the past 10 years. Alex spent a majority of his professional career in residence life as an assistant residence director, residence director, and associate director of residence life before beginning his current role in 2016. Alex is married to Hanna, and has two kids, Lucy and Luke. He enjoys good conversations over coffee, listening to music, and a good game of Settlers of Catan with friends.
Alpha Joy Lawson, M.S.
Alpha Joy was born and raised in Southern California with a large, funny Filipino-American family. She is a proud first-generation alumna of APU, where she earned her B.A. in Business Management and an M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development. Alpha Joy’s transformative undergraduate journey inspired her to pursue higher education as not only a career field, but as her calling to serve and educate college students. In her free time, she enjoys good boba, shopping, quality time with friends and family, and especially enjoying yummy food with her husband, Mike. Whether you’re a boba lover or new to boba, she would love to enjoy boba with you and ask thoughtful questions to better understand your journey to who God has created you.
Kayleigh McNaughton, M.S.
Campus Activities Coordinator
Kayleigh is originally from Anchorage, Alaska, and traveled to Southern California for college. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development. Over the years, Kayleigh has been involved in a variety of areas, from residence life to campus events, and is excited to now serve full-time as the campus activities coordinator in the Office of Campus Life. Outside of planning concerts and events, Kayleigh enjoys an occasional Redbull, all things Vince Vaughn, SkyZone, and 2000s RomComs.
Judson Lim, M.S.
Campus Recreation Coordinator
Judson was born in New York, but grew up in 15 countries overseas and now resides in Claremont. He loves everything about student leadership development. He is passionate about the why behind projects and hopes to continue serving on teams that share the same value. You can catch Judson playing ping-pong, basketball, or Settlers of Catan on any given day. Challenge Judson to a game of chess and he won’t turn you down. He loves all things competitive, any acoustic cover music, and Diet Coke.
Transitions Graduate Assistant
Sydney grew up in Sacramento, California, before moving to Southern California to attend Biola University, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. She is now pursuing an M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development at APU. Some of her favorite things include watching movies, drinking hot coffee at all times of the day, playing board games, and spending time with her people.
2019-20 Undergraduate Interns
- Alpha Program: Zack Connor, Taylor Mabuni
Provide active support for incoming undergraduate students (first-year and transfer) through initiatives such as Welcome Weekend.
- Special Events: Rachel Berry, Maritza Santoyo, Nick Hernandez
Plan and implement campus-wide events that bring about a sense of community among all members of the campus community.
- Performing Arts: Lauren Vasquez, Leila Coplen
Plan and promote on-campus concerts featuring local and nationally recognized bands, and create opportunities for students to discuss and experience diverse global issues including social justice and cultural awareness.
- Intramurals: Kaelynn Reynoso, Daniel Quon, Benjamin Riegsecker, Cayden Govinchuck
Organize intramural sports tournaments for APU students, faculty, and staff over the course of the school year (fall: bowling, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and Zumba; spring: 4v4 men’s and women’s sand volleyball, basketball, and softball, and men’s and women’s soccer).
- Outdoor Adventures: Richard Guinta, Katie Hatzfeld
Coordinate outdoor recreational programming including backpacking, rock climbing, and camping.
- Transfer Connections: Mila Therese Reyes
Provide opportunities, programming, resources, and points of connection for all transfer students.
- Graphic Design: Sarah Skolos
- Social Media: Mia Nishanian