Jason Cha

Director of Intercultural Programs

Office Location

Kerr Student Center, Room 213


Professional and Educational background: I was born and raised in Maryland and graduated from NC State University in Raleigh, NC where I studied Business and minored in Spanish. I later returned to school and obtained a Master’s in Student Affairs at University of Vermont where I also worked as an assistant residence director. Since then I have worked primarily in Residence Life at UC San Diego, University of Maryland, and University of the Pacific. I also worked for a study abroad program called Semester at Sea and had the amazing opportunity to circumnavigate the world on a ship! Some of my professional interests in student affairs are: residence life, ethnic and racial identity development, transracial adoption identity, evangelical faith, and intersections of identity.

Role in the office - My position oversees Westmont’s initiatives to engage students and the campus around understanding multiculturalism, diversity, and global awareness. Our office hopes to come alongside students, faculty, and staff as they explore and learn about cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity both domestically and internationally from a biblical framework.

What I like most about my work at Westmont - As I begin my sixth year at Westmont I most value bringing my faith to work. I am relatively new to faith based institutions and have been looking for ways to incorporate my faith and the gospel directly into my daily work, and I am grateful to do that here at Westmont. I enjoy an educational community that is walking through this process of sanctification together.