Angela D'Amour

Dean of Student Engagement

Office Location

Kerr Student Center


Education: B.S. in Psychology, Westmont College; M.Ed. in Higher Education, University of Vermont; PhD in Education, University of California Santa Barbara

Hometown: Beverly, MA

Role on Campus? Dean of Student Engagement, overseeing professional staff in Campus Life Office, First Year Programs, Student Organizations and Leadership Development as well as leading Student Life Division Assessment efforts

Favorite thing about Westmont? Besides the DC food, I appreciate that this is a place where students live out loud seeking creative fun, passionately pursuing their dreams to change the world, and striving for a closer relationship with Christ.

Favorite college memory? There are two. First, traveling to Europe on an academic Mayterm learning program with Dr. Spencer and Dr. Taylor. Second, winning a national championship in Miami with the Westmont women's soccer team.

Favorite book(s) in your library: My favorite book currently is Tatoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries. It puts things into perspective and reminds me of our call to extend the boundaries of God's love in every direction.

What is your favorite thing to do away from Westmont? Without a doubt, spending time with my hubby Brian and my two kids, Luke and Maya. There's adventure around every corner.

What is a place that you like to vacation? My family and I love traveling to the Northeast each summer; specifically Massachusetts and New York State where we grew up. As much as possible, we love swimming in lakes, searching the beach for treasures, and visiting family. We also enjoy traveling to the gulf coast of Florida over spring break and searching for shark teeth.

Other great info about Angela: I spend my time outside of work coaching soccer, riding bikes with my kids, reading and hiking. A highlight of my year is the day that students arrive on campus in August. Students bring with them passion, potential and amazing possibilities.