Meet the friendly faces of our Admissions team!
Live in Shawnee County, KS? Choose your high school to find your counselor:
Kansas students, select your county to find your counselor:
If you live outside of Kansas, please choose your state:
Are you a non-degree seeking student? Meet Brett. He'll help you through the process!
Transferring from another institution? Interested in completing your degree? Nicole would be more than happy to assist!
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. Leah is the Associate Director of Online Admissions and works with students who will take classes in one of our online programs. When not working, Leah enjoys reading suspense novels and spending time with family and friends.
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.
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.
Call Mallory at 785-670-3810
Mallory is an Admissions Counselor from Meriden, Kansas. In 2013, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with an emphasis in multi-cultural dimensions. She worked at the University of Kansas for the past few years in Residence Life before coming to Washburn. She is excited to help prospective students with their transition into a successful college experience. Mallory also enjoys being active, cooking and spending time with her family. When she isn’t in the office she is usually working on her Master’s degree or spending time outdoors with her pets.