About University College

University College staff collaborates with students, guiding them to find their place at PNW and assisting them in laying the groundwork for a successful college experience.

An Elevated Learning Experience

The Honors College at PNW, a part of University College, enhances the learning experiences of highly motivated and academically exceptional students.

Learn More About the Honors College

University College Staff

Jonathan Swarts

Jonathan Swarts, Ph.D.

Dean of University College and the Honors College


(219) 989-8371

Student Union Library Building (SULB) 313
Library Student Faculty (LSF) Building 28

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Yesenia Avalos

Associate Director for Student Success and Retention


(219) 989-2872

Hammond, SULB 324F
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Debbie Bachmann

Administrator of Honors Student Leadership and Programming


(219) 989-2692

Student Union Library Building (SULB) 313

University College Academic Advisors

Bruce Colon

Bruce Colon

Academic & Student Success Advisor


(219) 989-2869

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Hammond, SULB 324G

Allison Vickers

Academic and Student Success Advisor


(219) 989-2295

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Student Union and Library Building 313