Mishelle Oaks 1997Mishelle Oaks

Degree:  Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from WIU, Master of Science degree in Education from Missouri State University in 1999 and Doctor of Education degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010


Business Information:  Director of Residence Life at Western Illinois University

Advice for Freshmen: Take advantage of opportunities and don't be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone. You will meet new people, make great friendships, learn more about yourself, and grow as an individual during your time at WIU and you will never regret that!

Favorite WIU Memory: Living in Wetzel Hall; serving within Inter-Hall Council; and developing life long friendships

Family/Hobbies: I married Josh Oaks, who is also a WIU alumnus, in November 2012, in Macomb. Our reception was on the campus of WIU. We both have great memories and bleed purple for WIU! My hobbies include taking pictures, crafting when time allows (scrapbooking, sewing), reading and doing community service.