Meet the Admissions Team

A note from the Director

Erma Nieto-Brecht, Director of Admissions

Erma Nieto-Brecht
Director of Admissions
enietobrecht@twu.edu

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. The TWU Admissions Office are here to assist you through the admission process and to help you discover all the great things about TWU! 

I encourage you to contact the TWU Admissions Office with questions you may have about TWU. We look forward to meeting you!

Associate Director

Nikki Young, Associate Director of Admissions

Nikki Young
Associate Director of Admissions
nyoung1@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Community Health

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"TWU fosters success and embraces diversity. Students, staff, and faculty inhabit unique qualities that create a very positive culture and welcoming community." 

College Search Tip:
"Investing in your education will be one of your greatest assets. Do your research and choose wisely. Make sure the college offers degree pathways that lead to the career you desire and get involved in organizations that cultivate your passion!"

First Year Counselors

Arissa Gaytan, Assistant Director of Admissions and first year counselor

Arissa Gaytan
Assistant Director of Admissions
agaytan1@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Communication Studies
Master's: Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"Texas Woman's University has the most affordable tuition in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex 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 total cost. The campus itself is a beautiful place to walk around, in addition to it being nestled in the eclectic city of Denton, TX."

College Search Tip:
"Ask away. Whether it’s from researching online, or contacting admissions counselors directly, finding out some basic information about your target schools will help you narrow your college search. Here are just a few important questions to consider when researching colleges:

  • What types of scholarships are available, and what are the applicable deadlines for them? 
  • What is the student-to-faculty ratio? 
  • What is the average class size? 
  • Do faculty teach most of the classes, or are teaching assistants performing the bulk of instruction? 
  • What types of extracurricular activities are available for students (music, athletics, intramural sports, drama, service projects, etc.)?"
TiEria Reeves

TiEria Reeves
Admissions Counselor I
treeves3@twu.edu

Academic Major:
General Studies with concentration in Health Studies & Sociology

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"I love the caring culture environment of TWU. The faculty and staff really make the student a priority. As a student, I enjoyed the small class size and personable interaction with faculty members.  The affordable cost of attendance in combination with the warm atmosphere made TWU a perfect home away from home for me."

College Search Tip:
"Be sure to visit the campus. When you visit, you get the opportunity to experience college life from a student perspective, which is important as you make your college decision. Be aware of deadlines and feel free to ask questions."

Transfer Counselors

Erin Wimberly

Erin Wimberly
Admissions Counselor II
ewimberly@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Business Administration
2nd Bachelor's: Music Business Management

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"The TWU atmosphere is one of inclusion, creativity, and community involvement, along with an excellent education at an affordable cost."

College Search Tip:

  • Research, research, research. It may seem a simple thing, but, make sure the school you want to go offers the program(s) you want to study before you apply.
  • Never be afraid to ask questions, especially when it concerns your future educational goals.
  • Always apply for scholarships and financial aid. You never know what will be awarded to you.

Graduate Counselors

Ashton Brown, Assistant Director of Admissions

Ashton Brown
Assistant Director of Admissions
ABrown50@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Political Science
Master's: Higher Education Administration

Favorite Thing About TWU:
"The quality, prestige and versatility of academic programs, majors and degrees." 

College Search Tip:
"Explore websites and college resources for information whether it be support services or the university catalog."

Korie Hawkins

Korie Hawkins
Associate Director of Admissions, Graduate Recruitment
Khawkins12@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelors: Journalism and Communications Emphasis in Convergent News/Graphic Design
Masters: Organizational Leadership

Favorite thing about TWU:
"My favorite thing about Texas Woman’s University is the individuality that it provides to all its constituents. The university prides itself on serving students from an array of backgrounds. Whether it be a first year student, transfer student, or adult learner, the quality of education and transition is centered around the student and their needs."

College Search Tip:
"Explore your options! Know your options! Educate yourself and know that possibilities are endless!"

Denton Staff

Febe Moss
Administrative Assistant
fmoss@twu.edu

Kristina Papa
Assistant Director E-Communications & Campus Visit Experience
kpapa@twu.edu

Linda Reeves
Data Entry Operator II
lreeves1@twu.edu

Dallas campus

Stephanie Stephens, Assistant Director of Admissions for the TWU Dallas campus

Stephanie Stephens
Assistant Director of Admissions
sstephens4@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Psychology 

Favorite Thing About TWU:
"I like the beautiful campus and the friendly people!"

College Search Tip:
"Attend college day fairs to get information about the campuses you are interested in and read through it. Visit your top choices. Be aware of deadlines for admissions, housing, and financial aid. Take the required exams and apply early!"

Houston campus

Melissa Rodriguez, Assistant Director for TWU Houston campus

Melissa Rodriguez
Assistant Director
mrodriguez68@twu.edu

Academic Major: 
Master's: 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."

College Search Tip:
"Be proactive and do your research. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn about TWU. The more informed you are, the more empowered you will be during your college and university search."

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