Meet the Staff

The Office of Campus Life Transitions Team helps transition students into and through the university setting through Welcome Weekend and the Alpha program. Through these opportunities and more, the team encourages students in developing their God-given talents to help them gain a sense of belonging, develop holistically, persist to graduation, and find God’s calling in their lives.

  • Alex Oh, MS

    Director of Campus Life

    Alex is the director of campus life in the Office of Campus Life. Alex graduated from UCSD with a BS 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 the 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.

  • Sydney Schneider, MS

    Transitions Coordinator

    Sydney was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She earned a BS in Psychology from Biola University and most recently graduated from APU with an MS in College Counseling and Student Development. Sydney found her love for student affairs while serving as a resident advisor during her time as an undergraduate student, and deepened this passion while serving in campus life and student wellness during her graduate studies. Her free time is spent exploring the area with her husband, Kody, watching movies, drinking coffee, and finding new books to read.

  • Camryn Parrini

    Undergraduate Alpha Program Intern

    Major: Communication Management
    Minor: Public Relations
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Chino, California

    Favorite Verse: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” —Psalm 73:26

    Favorite Aspect of APU: My favorite aspect of APU is, by far, the people! APU’s community, whether that is students or faculty, is filled with so much love and genuine care. I have found so much belonging at APU because of the people. It has allowed me to create relationships that have grown and challenged me in incredible ways.

    Advice for Incoming Students: Do not be afraid to step into the uncomfortable and embrace all of the newness that college has to offer. This is your time to try something new, get involved, and form meaningful connections. Your college experience is unique to you! The Lord has brought you here for a reason; go and discover why.

  • Erika Litson

    Undergraduate Alpha Program Intern

    Majors: Chemistry and Honors Humanities
    Minor: Psychology
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Centennial, Colorado

    Favorite Verse: ”The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” —John 1:5

    Favorite Aspect of APU: My favorite part of APU is the community. I have the privilege of being a part of so many different groups at APU, and each makes me feel supported, loved, and at home. I believe that APU’s community reflects the Kingdom of God.

    Advice for Incoming Students: My advice for incoming students would be to try new things and be open to change. Your hobbies, friends, and interests will change throughout college, and it’s important to be open to those changes.

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