Meet the Admissions Team

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Nikki Young
Director of Admissions

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Education: B.S., Community Health Planning and Administration; M.A., Professional Development
A note from the Director: Welcome! Whether you are a student choosing your first college, a transfer student making a change, or a professional student selecting a graduate or professional program, choosing a college is an exciting, yet overwhelming, process. Do your research and choose wisely. Our team is here to help guide you through the admission’s process. We want you to discover all the great things about TWU.

If you have questions about TWU, I encourage you to contact our Office of Admissions. We look forward to meeting you.

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Korie Hawkins
Associate Director of Admissions
Graduate Recruitment

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Education: B.A., Journalism and Convergent News Emphasis in New Media; M.S.L., Organizational Leadership
Favorite thing about TWU: Texas Woman’s provides its students with the comfort of exploring their individuality. The university serves students from an array of backgrounds while providing quality education and support centered around the student and their growth.

First-Year and Transfer Counselors

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Arissa Gaytan, Ed.D.
Assistant Director of Admissions

Hometown: El Paso, TX
Education: B.S., Communication Studies; M.Ed., Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education; Ed.D., Educational Leadership - Higher Education
Favorite thing about TWU: Texas Woman's has the most affordable tuition in the DFW area. This university has the feel of a private school but measures in at the public school price, making it one of the most academically rich environments for its cost.

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Daryll Myers
Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Education: B.A., Political Science
Favorite thing about TWU: As an experienced transfer counselor, I’m impressed by the number of resources that are offered to transfer students.

Erin Wimberly

Erin Wimberly
Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Bowie, TX
Education: B.B.A., Business Administration; B.B.A., Music Business
Favorite thing about TWU: The TWU atmosphere is one of inclusion, creativity and community involvement, along with an excellent education at an affordable cost.

Denton Campus Staff

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Kristina Papa
Assistant Director of E-Communications

Hometown: Miami, FL
B.S., Liberal Studies-Psychology; M.S., School Psychology
Favorite thing about TWU: My favorite thing about TWU is definitely the community-feeling atmosphere around campus. As a staff member and student, I enjoy seeing everyone come together! From move-in days and orientations, we are always excited to welcome others.

Collin Higher Education Center Staff

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Stephanie Stephens
Assistant Director of Admissions - Collin Higher Education Center

Hometown: Marshall, TX
Education: B.S., Psychology
Favorite thing about TWU: I like the beautiful campus and the friendly people!

Houston Campus Staff

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Melissa Rodriguez
Assistant Director

Hometown: Brentwood, NY
Education: B.S., Childhood Education; M.Ed., Childhood Education
Favorite thing about TWU: I enjoy sharing the many opportunities available to prospective students. I love getting to meet students, assisting them in learning about TWU and helping them paint a picture of their future as students and graduates.

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