Student Activities Staff

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Staff Bios

Kayla Mahnke-Hargett, Director of Student Activities

Kayla is the staff advisor for the Flaming Eggplant Cafe, co-chair of the Clean Energy Committee, and advisor to the food and farming student organizations. She provides direct support for building student leadership, crafting communication strategies, and using design thinking to facilitate problem solving. Her favorite part of the job is working with students to clarify their vision and understand the steps it takes to achieve their goals. Kayla will serve as the Director of Student Activities for Fall 2020.

Kayla is an Evergreen graduate, earning a BA concentrated on sustainable agriculture and design in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at Evergreen. She loves the Pacific Northwest with her whole heart including all of the PNW clichés: excellent coffee, wool clothing, ferry boats, rivers & ocean, trees, all of it. Her favorite things to do outside of work are find new experiences, taste new foods, and read novels.

Greg Porter, Productions Advisor

Greg is the Productions Advisor in Student Activities Administration and Advisor of the Programming Board. He coordinated S & A Productions for over 20years. He has worked in these capacities at Evergreen since 1996. As Productions Advisor he advises student groups and sits on various event committees throughout the campus. As Coordinator of S & A Productions he organized large stage events like Maya Angelo, Dr. Cornel West, Margaret Cho, Naomi Klein and many large stage music concerts for the Evergreen campus and the local Olympia community. He now advises the Program Board called Greeners Planning Activities (GPA). He hires approximately 9 students as committee members each year who learn and gain practical experience in event production. 

Prior to coming to Evergreen, he worked in public school education for 9 years as an Educational Music Representative for the Ted Brown Music Company. Greg provided music education to more than 50 school districts and produced and hosted the annual Southwest Washington Massed Band and Massed Choir Festivals. These festivals involved seventeen high schools in Southwest Washington with over 500 students in a massed choir and over 800 students in a massed band. Many of these students went on to received music scholarships from Washington’s state colleges and universities.

Anthony Arriola, Secretary Senior

Anthony was born and raised in Texas; and in 2012, he received a Masters degree in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at El Paso. Throughout his work career, he has worked with non-profits and community organizations in Texas and Washington. Anthony is excited to be a part of the Evergreen community and discover all the gems of the Pacific Northwest. 




To provide advising, training, resources, budget management, and encouragement to help student leaders grow, explore, and be themselves. We work with the student body, creating a welcoming space for students to learn and collaborate across significant differences.


A thriving and engaged campus, where students are granted the freedom to show up authentically as their true selves, and leave ready to think critically, advocate for themselves, and take ownership of their futures so as to contribute to creating a more just world.


  • Transparency
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Mentorship
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Fun

As part of the Evergreen community, all values within the Social Contract are supported and upheld. We encourage everyone to reflect on these values as they engage in our community.