Thompson Rivers University
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Office of Student Affairs, Thompson Rivers University

Old Main 1631, located in Student Services
Monday to Friday, 8:00am–4:00pm
250-828-5023 |

Evan Hilchey
Evan Hilchey

Director of Student Affairs

Evan has been at TRU since September 2015.

Evan graduated from Carleton in 2002, with Bachelor of Arts, (Honours) in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Geography. He received his Bachelor of Education from Western University the following year. In 2008, Evan received his Master of Education from University of British Columbia.

An avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast, Evan lists running, hiking, kayaking, camping, and mountain biking as among his favorite activities.

Evan has worked in Student Affairs for the past ten years at institutions in Ontario and British Columbia.


Dona Lemieux
Dona Lemieux

Student Case Manager

Dona has been Student Case Manager at TRU since 2012, but has been working in the field since 1990.

A Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW), Dona attended Mount Royal College (now Mount Royal University) and completed a diploma in Community Rehabilitation in 1994. She continued her education at TRU, and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2007. She received her Masters of Social Work from University of Calgary in 2010.

Dona enjoys exploring the great outdoors; camping, hiking, fishing and kayaking are some of my favorite activities. She also enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time at home and with family and friends.


Lora Sartori
Lora Sartori

Department Assistant (aka the Glue that holds everything together)

Lora has been with TRU since 2007; starting at Open Learning. Lora moved around in various auxiliary positions for five years before settling into her part-time position with the Office of Student Affairs.

Lora received her Legal Assistant Certificate from Cariboo College. She worked in litigation at a local law firm for 18 years. During her time with the law firm, she received her Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University. Her legal background is a definite asset to working in the Office of Student Affairs.

Lora’s happy place is sun, sand, water and heat. She considers the Turks & Caicos Islands the best place on earth, but refers to the Shuswap as her summer oasis!

Kamloops born and raised, Lora is a proud Kam High and TRU Alumni.


Other General Contacts
Office of Student Affairs  250-828-5023
Orientation & Transitions  250-371-5942
Multi-Faith Chaplaincy  250-371-5940
Greek Council  N/A