Cabinet and Staff

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(l-r) Christopher Johnson, Princess Akoma, Lylliam Roxanne Oquel, Chancellor Carine M. Feyten, Jessica Walling, and Erica Bates

Chancellor's Staff 

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Princess Akoma

Presidential Intern

Being a first-gen Nigerian-American, Princess sought out ways to step out and be the change for not only her family but for the people around her. Princess saw that opportunity at Texas Woman’s University as she started in 2022, majoring in nursing. Princess is a member of the President Leadership Council and engages with on-campus organizations such as the African Student Organization. Away from the academic and work world, Princess loves to listen to music, spend time with family and friends, go explore new places, and watch tv shows/movies!

Princess's responsibilities include:

  • Office support
  • Social media analyst
  • Special project support for the manager of events, outreach, and communications
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Erica Bates

Manager for Chancellor Events and Commencement
ebates3@twu.edu
(940) 898-3207

Erica hails from Wisconsin, earning an MA in education policy and leadership with a minor in curriculum and instruction from Marquette University in Milwaukee and a BA in communication arts and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She joined Texas Woman's University in 2023 after 18 years as an educator, 12 of which include leadership in non-profit and education administration. For fun, Erica enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

Erica's responsibilities include:

  • Chancellor's liaison with the board of regents
  • Lead for chancellor events
  • Chair of the commencement committee
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Christopher Johnson

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Chief of Staff
cjohnson44@twu.edu
(940) 898-3206
@cjfromak

As a first-generation college student who grew up in rural Alaska in a family-owned commercial fishing operation, Christopher has overcome many traditional barriers to higher education to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s of science in mathematics with a minor in computer science and physics. He is a champion for inclusion and patron of the arts. One of his favorite hobbies is reading 18th-century British literature, including Austen, Brontës, Hardy, Dickens, and Eliot.

Christopher’s notable duties include:

  • Lead strategy development for the Texas Woman's University System
  • Coordinate projects among cabinet members
  • Assist the chancellor with research for presentations, reports, and correspondence
  • Execute projects originating in the chancellor’s office
  • Serve as liaison between the chancellor and constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and public
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Lylliam Roxanne Oquel

Presidential Intern

Lylliam is an undergraduate biology major on track for dental school! She has roots in Nicaragua and Costa Rica and is fluent in Spanish and English. She has worked for the TWU Faculty Senate and is currently the secretary of outreach for the TWU Athenian Honor Society.

Lylliam responsibilities include:

  • Office support
  • Special project support for the manager of chancellor events and commencement
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Jessica Walling

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and President
jwalling1@twu.edu
(940) 898-2835

Jessica joined Texas Woman's University in 2018, working first with the Honors Programs and then with the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost before joining the Chancellor’s Office in 2022. The students Jessica interacted with inspired her to resume the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in political science. For off-work fun, Jessica enjoys bird-watching, traveling, baking, and cycling.

Jessica's responsibilities include:

  • Calendar contortionist
  • Budgeting guru
  • Travel coordinator
  • Special project manager

Cabinet Members

Katherine Antwi Green

Katherine A. Antwi, J.D.
General Counsel, Secretary to the Board of Regents, and Chief Compliance Officer

Kevin Cruser

Kevin Cruser, J.D.
Director of Legislative Affairs

Javier Flores

Javier Flores, Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management

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O. Finley Graves, Ph.D., CPA
Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson 
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Chief of Staff

Deanna Titzler

Kristina "Kris" Kaskel-Ruiz
Vice President, Marketing & Communication

Monica Mendez-Grant

Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Life

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Lisa Rampy
Interim Vice President for University Advancement

Jason Tomlinson

Jason Tomlinson
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Page last updated 3:36 PM, December 8, 2023