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Welcome to Student Development!

I am Nikki Heimbach, I have just started here at Pacific Islands University in August 2015. I am the Dean of Student Development and I am here to make sure that all
of our students, both commuter and resident students are supported and encouraged in his or her development here at PIU.

We are responsible for anything from encouraging students to be a part of our community to encouraging spiritual development. We ensure that the students both commuter and resident, are being discipled and are growing in his or her time here at Pacific Islands University.

Developing Student Leadership is a vital part of this ministry. The Student Development department consist of a team to help in the support, growth and transformation of each Pacific Islands University
student. We are here to serve and love you. We are also here to help maintain a healthy thriving community. In order, to maintain community and especially one based on biblical principles we are here to enforce the policies set forth by Pacific Islands University. We desire to see all students in a healthy spiritual relationship with God and we are here to give the students the tools and encouragement to maintain and prosper in his or her relationship with God.

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3

Unity and love in the body of Christ is key to a functioning body. We are the body of Christ and it is our goal to encourage the restoration of unity and community. Our ultimate desire is to bring glory and honor to God with our lives, decisions and through obedience to Him. We are here to serve and support our students.

Sincerely yours, Nikki Heimbach M.A.
Dean of Student Development , Pacific Islands University