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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.

Meaghan Hagery
Meaghan Hagerty

Student Case Manager

Meaghan Hagerty joined the Faculty of Student Development in August 2016, as the interim Wellness Centre Coordinator during Chelsea Corsi’s personal wellness initiative. Upon the end of her contract, she has continued in a new role, as Student Case Manager.

Following her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences and Sociology at The University of Calgary, Meaghan earned her Master’s of Science in Global Health from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

In her spare time, Meaghan enjoys running, hiking and kayaking. An avid traveler, Meaghan loves to learn about different cultures. She welcomes time spent with family and friends, as well as exploring different coffee shops, restaurants and events around town.

“I strive to make a conscious effort to understand situations and ideas from a range of perspectives then look for solutions that connect as many of those as possible. Within my professional roles, it’s about supporting students so that they can be successful.”

Michelle Ikwumonu 2
Michelle Ikwumonu

Student Case Manager

Michelle hails from the Secwepemc and Syilx Nations. She graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Social Work and an Indigenous Studies Certificate. She was also a research assistant in her 4th year for a Decolonizing Indigenous Social Work Field Education project.

Michelle is a woman of many talents: a cook, a photographer, and an avid traveler—she has explored Italy, Cook Island, Hawaii, New Zealand—and once lived in Las Vegas.  She is a writer; performer, student of Muay Thai boxing, and a traditional hand poke tattoo artist. Michelle is currently learning about off the grid living; she has helped build alternative houses and a traditional Secwepemc pithouse. The mother of three loves spending time with family and friends; she enjoys meeting new people and learning about different cultures.

“I am culturally empathetic as a Secwepemc/ Syilx woman of color and practice from a Secwepemc/ Syilx centered anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practice lens. I value a balanced life and work philosophy. I believe that whatever outside forces or life events that affect a person inevitably and simultaneously effects everyone and everything around them. It is important to me to look at the person as well as the environments they are in – we are all interconnected. My indigenous centered helping practice asserts the importance of taking into consideration the complex situations and systems students navigate daily, to best support students and their academic success while here at TRU.”

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
Early Alert     250-828-5213
Orientation & Transitions  250-371-5942
Multi-Faith Chaplaincy  250-371-5940
Greek Council  N/A