University Academic Advising Staff

Dr. Nikkole Stewart

Dr. Nikkole Stewart
Director of University Academic Advising

Hometown: Born in Valdosta, GA at Moody Air Force Base into a military family, however, I consider my home Dalzell, SC where my parents are both retired.
Education: B.A., Winthrop University; M.Ed., University of Georgia; Ed.D., Northeastern University
About Me: I have worked in academic advising more than 15 years. My experience includes both academic and career advising. I am a 3rd generation college student. My grandmother was a teacher and the first in my family to attend college. Right now I am into thrifting, trying new restaurants, and listening to podcasts. My favorite thing about TWU is that we are an institution whose primary focus is the education of women. Our motto, “Educate a Woman. Empower the world,” is a constant source of inspiration.

Pre-Nursing Advising Team

Sarah West

Sarah West
Academic Advisor I, Pre-Nursing

Hometown: Leander, TX
Education: B.S of Integrative Studies, with focuses in Psychology, Sociology, and Theater Arts, University of North Texas
About Me: This position is my entry into higher education, and I’m so excited to be a part of the team. I have a passion for helping students, and hope to assist TWU students in having the most robust and fulfilling collegiate experience. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching classic or arthouse movies, and spending time with my husband and our families.

Academic Recovery Team

Wylijanna Cole

Wylijanna Cole
Assistant Director, Academic Recovery & Resilience
Academic Probation, Suspension Recovery, TWU Dual Credit Students

Meet with Wylijanna

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Education: Bachelor’s in English, Texas Woman’s University; Master’s in Higher Education, Abilene Christian University
About Me: I work with students who are on academic probation and suspension, as well as high school students who are taking dual credit courses at TWU. In my free time, I enjoy reading, shopping, going to brunch and hanging out with friends.

Retention Support Team

Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Undecided, Exploring Majors, Special Populations
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Meet with Kim

Hometown: Ponder, Texas
Education: B.B.A. in Human Resource Management, Tarleton State University
About Me: I have worked in academic advising for over 10 years. Seven years as a first-year advisor in the College of Health Sciences here at TWU and the last six years as a Coordinator of College Academic Advising. I was a transfer student in school, doing my first two years at a community college before finishing up at Tarleton. One of my favorite quotes is, “Always remember that you are absolutely unique; just like everyone else.”– Margaret Mead. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, outdoor activities and traveling.

John Thompson

John Thompson
Senior Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist
Undecided, Exploring Majors, Special Populations
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Hometown: I was born in Emporia, KS. I have lived all over the U.S. Denton, TX is now home.
Education: B.A. from Grand View University, M.Ed. from University of North Texas
About Me: I have worked in Higher Education for nearly 20 years. At least 15 of those years in Academic Advising. I am married and a father of 2 middle school aged children. On weekends you can usually find me on a baseball or softball field.

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