Lynne Johnston Westra
Digital Media and Online Education Specialist
Rehn Hall, 122A
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Lynne Westra joined the College of Business in August of 2001, where she is the digital media and online education specialist. She was a part of the SIU family long before then. Before joining SIU, Westra received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Seattle University in 1989. In July of 1993, Westra began working at SIU as an office assistant and has been a Saluki ever since. While working full-time at the university, she earned a Master of Arts in interactive multimedia and mass communications from SIU in 2008.
Saluki pride and tradition is nothing new to Westra and is part of what makes her role at the college so special. Westra’s parents are Saluki alumni, as is her son who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014, and her daughter who will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in May of 2020.
At the college, Westra handles all things digital and website related. She works closely with online degree programs to design portals and develop course material presentations. She also handles all design, development and maintenance of all the college’s websites.
Her position at the college allows her to work closely with students, faculty and staff daily and this quality remains as one of her favorite parts of the college.
“The College of Business really embraces a team atmosphere among staff, allowing us to all work toward creating a unique and supportive environment for our students” said Westra.