Meet the friendly faces of our Admissions team!
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Are you a non-degree seeking student? Meet Brian. He'll help you through the process!
Call Kris: 785-670-1288
Our Director of Admissions, Kris hails from San Antonio, Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media from Washburn University, where she was active in her sorority and the Ichabod tennis team, and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Kansas. Working at Washburn never ceases to thrill her for the opportunities she has to meet new students and lead talented admissions professionals. She encourages all interested students to attend, as there are countless ways to get involved and have fun on Washburn’s campus.
Brian moved to Topeka in April 2013 after living the past 20 years in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He has earned a BA in Mass Communications, a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration, and a PhD in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education. In his spare time, Brian is an avid movie watcher and sport enthusiast. Having worked in higher education for the past 15 years including 11 in undergraduate and graduate admissions, he loves working with students and families in the admissions process. Brian encourages all prospective Washburn University students to come and take a tour of our beautiful campus!
Newly transplanted to the Topeka area, Alizabeth hails from northern Missouri. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Truman State University. She has spent the past several years working with first-generation college students through Trio programming. As an admissions counselor for Washburn University, she will be visiting southeast Kansas and many Missouri schools. As a Missouri girl, she is looking forward to informing students from neighboring states about the exciting opportunities WU has for them. When Alizabeth isn’t working she enjoys running, cooking, and reading.
After spending the first 18 years of her life in small-town Ellinwood, Kan., Abby moved to pursue her college career at the University of Kansas. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism: Mass Communications. As a Washburn Admissions Counselor, Abby tours the southwest portion of the state searching for the next generation of Ichabods. Locally, she serves students from Hayden High School, Rossville High School, and Silver Lake High School. She loves being able to talk to students about the numerous scholarship opportunities Washburn has available. For fun, Abby enjoys traveling to white, sandy beaches and spending time with her little sister Ava, who is a kindergartener in Ellinwood.
Leah is a Topeka native having graduated from Topeka West High School. In 2009, Leah completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media with a minor in French from Washburn University. Having transferred in to complete her degree, Leah works with transfer students and provides a firsthand account of making the move to become an Ichabod. When not working, Leah enjoys reading suspense novels and spending time with family and friends.
Call Nicole at 785-670-1626
Nicole is an Admissions Counselor from Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from Washburn University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Human Services, an emphasis in Youth Services and Victim/Survivor Services, and a minor in Sociology. She recently received her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas and is delighted to be back at her alma mater as a new professional. Nicole works primarily with transfer students, helping them make the wonderful transition into life as an Ichabod. In her free time, Nicole enjoys baking sugar cookies, spending time outside, and relaxing on the couch with her cat, Kato.
Priscilla is a Texas native who has lived in Topeka since 2006, the same year she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. As an Admissions Counselor at Washburn, she works with high school students from Topeka West High School. Between spending time with her two dogs and family and friends, she stays busy and has a good time.
Call Brett at 785-670-1904
Raised in Bonner Springs, Kansas, Brett moved to Topeka to attend Washburn University. He graduated in May 2014 with a B.A. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology and A.A. in Computer Information Science. After spending time working in his field of study, he returned to the University as an Admissions Counselor, eager to share his passion for Washburn with prospective students. Along with Washburn, he is also passionate about fitness, sports, music, and learning. Brett works locally with students from Washburn Rural High School, as well as high school students in north-central Kansas, Jackson County Missouri, and Colorado. Brett’s most important advice is to have a fun and successful college experience by getting involved in a co-curricular activity or organization on campus.