Lawrencina Mason Oramalu
Director, Center for Student Leadership
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Lawrencina Mason Oramalu is the Director of the Center for Student Leadership (CSL) at Texas Woman’s University, and she is on a mission to help all TWU students discover and develop the leader within. Although an attorney by training, Lawrencina has spent her career working in education, and she understands that effective leadership is needed in all industries and at all levels.
Lawrencina joined TWU in March 2021, and she feels honored to have the privilege to encourage, educate, empower, and equip students with the tools and skills to fulfill their leadership potential. Lawrencina values relationships, and she strongly believes in building partnerships with individuals and organizations that share her passion and commitment to education, leadership development, and service. Throughout her career, Lawencina has sought to prepare the next generation of leaders and change agents by connecting K-12 and higher education as well as building bridges between higher education institutions and community and industry partners.
Lawrencina was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, but she spent most of her career in Minnesota. While there, she worked at the University of Minnesota’s Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice and in the University’s EEOA Office. Lawrencina also served as the Director of Equity & Diversity at the Minneapolis Public Schools and Director of Multicultural Affairs at William Mitchell College of Law. Lawrencina left Minnesota in 2015, and she worked at the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) and El Centro Community College before coming to TWU in 2021.
Lawrencina earned her BA in Political Science and Policy Studies from Rice University in Houston, Texas, her MA in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota, and her JD from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Associate Director, Center for Student Leadership
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Chris Scanlan began serving as the Associate Director of the Center for Student Leadership (CSL) in August 2021. Before joining CSL, Chris worked as the Coordinator of Civic Engagement at TWU for almost four years and also served at Eastfield Community College and UNT. Chris has dedicated his career to working on programs that have a community engagement focus, and he is committed to empowering students to make impacts in their respective communities.
Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of North Texas. With a focus on education, Chris is a huge proponent of empowering the next generation to impact society.
Program Coordinator, Center for Student Leadership
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Renotta Shed is the Program Coordinator of the Center for Student Leadership, (CSL) at Texas Woman’s University. She is passionate about helping students achieve their academic and career goals. Renotta has worked in the Community College, University setting, and at the Institution for Higher Learning (IHL) in the state of Mississippi. She brings over 15 years of higher education experience in financial aid, admissions, and registrar.
Renotta understands the importance of education as she holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Jackson State University. Renotta is truly excited for the opportunity to use her expertise in various areas to lead students through the next stages in their college careers and beyond.
Kambry Farris is a freshman at Texas Woman's University and is currently majoring in History. Kambry is a member of the Legacy Leader program and the sorority Tri Sigma where she enjoys learning about leadership and community. She is a student assistant here at the Center for Student Leadership and also volunteers at the Denton Office of History and Culture. Once she completes her undergraduate degree, she plans on pursuing her Master's in Library Science here at TWU. After college, Kambry hopes to work in museums either as an archivist or curator.
Jade Hall is a freshman at Texas Woman’s University, majoring in Biology on the Pre-PA track, and minoring in Chemistry and Spanish. At TWU, she is part of the Honors Scholar Program and is one of our student assistants. After earning her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend PA school where she will earn a Master of Physician Assistant Studies and hopes to use her degree to go into emergency medicine. She also wishes to coach basketball for a select team to help young ladies develop not only their skills, but character as well.
Alexa Hoekstra is a freshman at Texas Woman’s University, majoring in Political Science with an Emphasis in Law and minoring in Business Management. At TWU she is a member of the Residence Hall Association, World Affairs Council, the Legacy Leader program and is one of our student assistants. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend law school specializing in Civil Rights Advocacy where she will strive to promote civic engagement through volunteering and voting with the future goal of one day holding public office.
Joyeuse Jibu is a first-year nursing student at Texas Woman's University. She is a member of the President's Leadership Council, the Curatio Club, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Pre-Nursing Organization. After completing her undergraduate studies, she plans to enroll in a nursing program to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing.
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