Meet our Staff

Resident Assistants

Bellevue College Housing employs eight outstanding student leaders to serve as Resident Assistants in the Residence Hall. These students live, learn, and work alongside housing residents and provide ongoing support to residential students living on their wing.

Desk Attendants

In addition to Resident Assistants, Desk Attendants provide services to students at the Housing Front Desk by answering phone calls, processing resident mail, checking-out resources (such as vacuum cleaners, DVDs, board games, and moving carts), and checking students in and out of their rooms.

Becca Cole – Residence Life Coordinator

Who am I? Hi there! My name is Becca and I have been the Residence Life Coordinator for Bellevue College since August 2019. I came to Bellevue College after completing my Master’s degree at the University of Denver and my Bachelor’s degree at Missouri State University. It’s been my goal for many years to work in a student serving role in the Pacific Northwest, so it is a joy to be here and supporting our Bellevue College students!

What do I do? My role is to nurture the success and development of residents living in on-campus housing! I directly supervise our student staff and assist them in creating engaging, fun, and intentional programs and activities for all of our residents. I am here to provide guidance for all of our students by answering questions, providing resources, or working through any concerns that students may be dealing with!

How can you contact Becca? General housing questions will always be answered most quickly by contacting the housing front desk at either (425) 562-1700 or housing@bellevuecollege.edu. For students with specific questions, meeting requests, or tour requests, I can be most easily contacted at becca.cole@bellevuecollege.edu. For urgent questions, I can be contacted at (425) 564-1701. For calls outside of business hours or during other meetings, please be prepared to leave a voicemail with your full name and a call-back number.

Chad Pettay – Director of Housing

Who am I? Hello! My name is Chad and I have been at Bellevue College serving as the Director of Housing since August of 2018. For background, I have been working in higher education housing full-time since 2008 in both university and community college settings. Before that I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Western Washington University (go Vikings!). I love working in student housing because it is always changing… No two years are exactly the same!

What do I do? My role is to provide oversight and administrative support to the on-campus housing program at Bellevue College. This involves collecting and processing housing applications, managing contracts, providing supervisory support to housing staff, and upholding policies and standards that help keep our community safe and academically-driven. I am here to support residential students as they adjust to college life and living on-campus.

How can you contact Chad? Due to my busy schedule, I ask that you always try to schedule an appointment if you would like to have a meeting. If you have general questions about housing, it is best to contact the Housing Front Desk Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM by calling (425) 564-1700 or by emailing housing@bellevuecollege.edu. Otherwise, you can get hold of me in the following ways:

–          Email chad.pettay@bellevuecollege.edu

–          Call (425) 564-1702 (you may have to leave a voice message)

Last Updated November 4, 2020