Rick Muthiah

Rick Muthiah

Director of Learning Support Services

Office location - First floor of Stevens Center 

Hometown & State

Lived in Indonesia, Malaysia, North Dakota, South Dakota, and New York before high school.  North Dakota seems like home.

Graduating Institution

PhD in higher education, Indiana University; MA in counseling, Ball State University; BS in psychology/systems analysis, Taylor University.

Favorite Memory Here at Fox

Seeing students I’ve worked with succeed despite encountering barriers or having to developing new skills for learning.

Favorite place to hang out in Portland/Newberg

Hang out? I have four kids, so sports fields, parks, the library, and our yard are favorite hangouts.

Family & Pets

Beth and I celebrated our 19th anniversary in June 2016. We have four children - Caleb (15), Corban (13), Malachi (11), and Esther (9) - who bring joy and pride to my heart. I’m a blessed man! Our two cats, Mamba and Night, tolerate us well and occasionally will even sit on a lap.

Hobbies or other interesting facts

I enjoy reading, good conversation, playing basketball, and time with close friends. Six of my first eight years were spent in Indonesia and Malaysia, where my parents were missionaries. One reason we were there is because my father was born and raised in Malaysia. As a member of a cross-cultural family, I have particular interest in students of color and international student experiences.

Typical Coffee Cottage drink you order

Vanilla steamer

Favorite Scripture Verses

"Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
- Colossians 3:17