Enrollment Management and Student Services Staff

 

Organizational Chart

Student Services
Office of Admissions
Campus Registrar
Career Development Center
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office of Student Life

Chris Meiers, Ph.D.

Chris Meiers, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Student Services
509-372-7381
West 269F
chris.meiers@tricity.wsu.edu

Biography

Darlene Scrivner

Darlene Scrivner

Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
for Enrollment Management & Student Services
509-372-7358
West 269F
d.scrivner@tricity.wsu.edu

Darlene Scrivner is the Executive Assistant for the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Services. Darlene started work at WSU Tri-Cities in 2006 as assistant to the Supervisor for Student Teaching and Office Assistant in the Education Department. In 2010 she became the Program Assistant for Professional Programs and moved to Career Development and the Undergraduate Advising Center as the Program Assistant in 2012. Darlene earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from WSU Tri-Cities and has started a master’s degree in Educational Leadership at WSU Tri-Cities.

Student Services

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Dallas Barnes

Dallas Barnes

Associate Director
Work Study & Career Development Center
509-372-7172
West 140
dbarnes@tricity.wsu.edu

Aphrodite Biedler

Aphrodite Beidler

Counseling Services/Mental Health Counselor
509-372-7153
West 269E
abeidler@tricity.wsu.edu

Office of Admissions

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Mariella Lora

Mariella Lora

Assistant Director of Campus Admissions
509-372-7140
West 201
mariella.lora@tricity.wsu.edu

Mariella Lora started as an Admissions Counselor in 2013. She started working at WSU Tri-Cities in 2010 with the GEAR UP and Early Outreach Program. She previously worked as Assistant Director of Admissions at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA, from 2008 to 2010. Mariella earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College and earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership from WSU Tri-Cities. While pursuing her undergraduate studies, Mariella participated in the Latin American Studies Program in Costa Rica and was an International Marketing Consultant for the Chamber of Commerce in Los Santos region of Costa Rica. She was also participated in SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and is a member of Sigma Beta Delta honor society. Mariella is also part of the Coalition for HB 1079 students at WSU Tri-Cities.

Gaby Corona

Gaby Corona

Transfer Admissions Counselor
509-372-7221
West 201
gabriella.corona@tricity.wsu.edu

Gaby Corona started as an Admission/Transfer Counselor in fall of 2015. Gaby started working at WSU Tri-Cities in 2012 with the GEAR UP and Early Outreach Program, first at Pasco High School then at the Administration Building on WSU Tri-Cities campus. She attended Columbia Basin College earning her direct transfer degree (DTA) and also earned her bachelors of science degree in psychology from WSU Tri-Cities. Throughout her undergraduate degree Gaby was an active member in the Latino/a Culture Club at CBC and vice president of the Hispanic Culture Club at WSU Tri-Cities. She is the author of The Pregnancy Project, a memoir detailing how she was able to fake her own pregnancy and revealing all she learned changing her life forever – and making international headlines in the process.

Román Lara

Román Lara

Admissions Counselor
509-372-7247
West 201

romanlara@tricity.wsu.edu

Román Lara began working for WSU Tri-Cities as an Admissions Counselor/Recruiter in the fall of 2015. He attended WSU Tri-Cities where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Digital Technology and Culture, and as a student, he worked for the Office of Admissions as a student ambassador. Additionally, Román was an active student leader on campus, volunteering for the activities committee of the student government, leading the Hispanic Culture Club at WSU Tri-Cities, and participating in the Diversity Council as a student member; he was selected for the Student Leader of the Year Award in 2012 and 2013. In December 2014, Román was accepted to the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, in which he got to work and network with leading professionals in the Student Affairs field. NASPA, which is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, also holds their annual Dungy Leadership Institute in which only thirty-two students from the whole country get selected to participate; Román Lara was one of these students, and got to go to New York during the summer of 2015 for the institute. Currently he is pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership at WSU Tri-Cities, and continues to be an active member of the campus.

Kristy Phillips

Kristy Phillips

Admissions Counselor
509-372-7245
West 201
kristy.phillips@tricity.wsu.edu

Kristy Phillips began working for WSU Tri-Cities in fall of 2013. Prior to working for WSU Tri-Cities, Kristy worked at the University of Texas at Arlington as the Graduate Recruiting Assistant for The Office of Graduate Studies. Kristy earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications at California State University, Bakersfield and was awarded the National Gold Key from Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) in 2010. She continued her studies by earning a master’s degree in Communications at University of Texas at Arlington. Her thesis was “Identifying Media Literacy Skills in College Students.” She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Washington State University. Kristy is currently a volunteer leader for the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and works with collegiate chapters and their advisory boards.

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Amanda Sperry

Admissions Counselor
509-372-7155
West 201
amanda.sperry@tricity.wsu.edu

Amanda Sperry began working for WSU Tri-Cities as an Admissions Counselor/e-Recruitment Coordinator in the Winter of 2014. Prior to working for WSU Tri-Cities, she was employed as a Materials and Copyright Specialist for the WSU Global Campus located in Pullman, WA. She also worked as an Intern for the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office and Yamhill County CASA (Guardian Ad Litem). Amanda received her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. While attending Linfield, Amanda acted as a member of the Linfield Student Alumni committee, participated in service trips including a trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to build houses for Habitat for Humanity and was an active member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority.

 

Campus Registrar

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Nancy Roe

Nancy Roe

Campus Registrar
509-372-7351
West 269D
roen@tricity.wsu.edu

Laurie Malecha

Laurie Malecha

Office Assistant
509-372-7141
West 269
laurie.malecha@tricity.wsu.edu

Lydia Zalubil

Lydia Zalubil

Program Coordinator for Registration
509-372-7136
West 269B
lzalubil@tricity.wsu.edu

Lydia Zalubil is currently the Program Coordinator in the Registrar’s office. With an accounting degree from the Czech Republic, she began her career at WSU Tri-Cities in 1991, working in the copy/mail center and soon advanced to the receptionist position where she assisted with many of the admissions and registrar’s duties. She became part of the Student Affairs department in 2003.

Career Development


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Scott Koopman

Scott Koopman

Career Development Center

Manager
509-372-7610
West 140
scott.koopman@tricity.wsu.edu

Scott Koopman came to WSU in 2011 with 20 years of full-time non-profit organization experience. Scott joined the Career Development Center in 2011 as a graduate staff assistant working with students as a career coach and event organizer. Scott earned his master’s degree in Business Administration in 2013 with special projects in student satisfaction surveys, career preparation workshops, one-on-one career coaching, and community partnerships. Scott is involved in student life as the Gaming Club advisor and supporter of student clubs in general.

Eadie Balint

Eadie Balint

Program Specialist
509-372-7214
West 140
ebalint@tricity.wsu.edu

Prior to this position, Eadie worked as a Development Coordinator where she fundraised for the WSU Tri-Cities campus and its many initiatives, including scholarships. She also worked for WSU Pullman’s International Programs/Education Abroad for seven years, where she managed the study abroad and exchange programs for WSU. During this time, Eadie received the distinguished Employee Excellence Award from WSU President Sam Smith. Eadie attended Lower Columbia Community College, graduated from Western Business College, and currently attends Washington State University.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Jordyn Wright

Jordyn Wright

Coordinator
509-372-7228
West 269
jordyn.wright@tricity.wsu.edu

Jordyn Wright came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2013 and is the Financial Aid and Student Services Coordinator. Jordyn previously worked as the Assistant Greek Advisor at the University of Idaho. She received her Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Idaho, and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from there as well. Jordyn has her Certified Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate and is Stop the Hate trained. Jordyn currently serves as the Communications Committee Chair for the Washington Financial Aid Association.

Cherish Tijerina Pearson

Cherish Tijerina Pearson

Disability Service Coordinator
Financial Aid Counselor
509-372-7352
West 269J
ctijerina@tricity.wsu.edu

Cherish Tijerina Pearson received her B.A. in History at WSU Tri-Cities. She has served in her position as Disability Services Coordinator since 2007, and as a financial aid counselor since 2013. She is a member of the Washington Association on Post-Secondary Education and Disability (WAPED). She is also a member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). In her role as financial aid counselor, she is a member of the Western Association of Financial Aid Administrators (WAFAA).

Office of Student Life

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Danielle Kleist

Student Life Director
509-372-7104
West 207B
danielle.kleist@tricity.wsu.edu

Danielle Kleist joined WSU Tri-Cities in September 2014. Prior to joining the EMSS team, Danielle was the Director of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement at the University of Miami in Florida. She also previously worked for NASPA as the Assistant Director for Educational Programs & NASPA Foundation in Washington, DC. Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science from Central Washington University and her Master of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Danielle is a native of Kennewick and excited to be returning home to work with the campus community.

Amber Eubanks

Graduate Assistant
509-372-7299
West 269C
studentinvolvementgraduateassistant@tricity.wsu.edu

Amber Eubanks graduated with her B.S. in Biological Sciences from WSU Tri-Cities in May 2013. She was elected and served as student body Vice-President from 2010-2011, then elected and served as student body president from 2011-2013. She came back to WSU Tri-Cities in fall 2013 to pursue her master’s in Environmental Engineering and joined the Office of Student Involvement Fall 2014 as a Graduate Assistant.