The Office of Student Services Putting Students First

Enrollment Management and Student Services Staff


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

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

Lino Gutierrez

Lino Gutierrez

Student Success Center/Retention Specialist
509-372-7241
West 201A
lino.gutierrez@tricity.wsu.edu

Lino Noe Gutierrez is the Student Success Center Coordinator since 2013. Lino Gutierrez has worked in secondary and post-secondary education for the past 14 years. His administrative roles have been Director of GEAR UP through the University of Washington, Associate Director of TRiO at Heritage University, and Lead Coordinator of Advising at Heritage University. Lino earned his Associate of Arts Degree at Skagit Valley Community College in Mount Vernon, Wash. He finished his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a focus on program management through Heritage University.

Danielle Kleist

New Student and Living Community Coordinator
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.

Steven Malone, Ph.D.

Steven Malone, Ph.D.

Department of Veterans Affairs/Psychologist
509-372-7195
steven.malone@tricity.wsu.edu

Steven Malone is a VA psychologist who works on campus with veterans. WSU Tri-Cities and the VA have teamed up to help veterans get behavioral health services on campus. Dr. Malone helps veterans with a wide variety of concerns. Counseling is not just for people with issues; counseling presents another means for growth and for making better decisions.

Previously, Dr. Malone worked in private practice, and as a postdoctoral fellow and a psychologist at the Portland VA Behavioral Medicine clinic. He earned his doctorate was attained at Virginia Tech and his bachelor’s at the University of Pennsylvania.

Office of Admissions

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Jana Kay Lunstad

Jana Kay Lunstad

Coordinator
509-372-7279
West 201A
jklunstad@tricity.wsu.edu

Jana Kay Lunstad is responsible for admissions and recruitment in the Office of Enrollment Management, which was formed January 2012.

Jana Kay started work at WSU Tri-Cities in 2005 as the Academic Coordinator for Liberal Arts. She moved to the Chancellor’s Office as an Executive Assistant in 2007 and to the Office of the Vice Chancellors in 2009.

She previously worked at Utah State University as an Academic Advisor in the English Department and the University Advising and Transfer Center. Jana Kay taught freshman and English major orientation courses, helped develop the learning goals for the First Year Experience program, and was a founding member of Allies on Campus. She was recognized as the USU Professional Advisor of the Year in 2003, awarded the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Certificate of Merit in 2004, and was one of two advisors in the nation who received the NACADA Summer Institute Scholarship in 2005. Prior to her career in advising, she served as the Assistant Director of Writing at USU.

Jana Kay earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Utah State University. She is a graduate of Leadership Tri-Cities Class XIV (2008–09) and a former member of the Kennewick Arts Commission. She currently serves as the Chair of the Richland Public Library Board of Trustees and is an active member of Soroptimist International Three Rivers.

Mariella Lora

Mariella Lora

Admissions Counselor
509-372-7140
West 201
mariella.lora@tricity.wsu.edu

Mariella Lora started as an Admissions Counselor in 2013. Mariella is also part of the Coalition for HB 1079 students at WSU Tri-Cities. 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 is currently pursuing her Masters in Educational Leadership at 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.

Brittany Naas

Brittany Naas

Transfer Admissions Counselor
509-372-7221
brittany.naas@tricity.wsu.edu

Brittany Naas began working for WSU Tri-Cities in the Summer of 2014. Prior to working for WSU Tri-Cities, Brittany interned at Portland State University in the Dean of Student Life Office, as the Student Conduct Graduate Intern, and was also the Career Development Graduate Intern at Linfield College. Brittany received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Communication Studies minor at Western Oregon University. She continued her studies by earning her master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy with a focus in Postsecondary Adult & Continuing Education from Portland State University. While pursuing her undergraduate studies, Brittany was the Coordinator for the Orientation Team, and organized several Service Learning Trips through Service Learning & Career Development, including taking a team of students to build schools in Honduras.

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 Communication 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 Communication at University of Texas at Arlington. Her thesis was “Identifying Media Literacy Skills in College Students.” She is currently a chapter advisor for the Beta Sigma Chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at WSU Pullman.

Adriana Sanchez-Sanchez

Adriana Sanchez-Sanchez

Admissions Counselor
509-372-7247
West 201
adriana.sanchez@tricity.wsu.edu

Adriana Sánchez Sánchez is an admissions counselor in the Office of Enrollment Management. Adriana earned her master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2013. Her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is from WSU Pullman. She worked as a live-in graduate assistant/advisor for the Office of Residential Programs-Fraternity and Sorority Life at Columbia University in 2013. While pursuing her undergraduate studies at WSU, Adriana was a Student Leader and Parent Ambassador for the Alive Bilingüe! Orientation in 2008 and 2011. She was also a Mentor for the Office of Multicultural Student Services in 2010.

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 Center

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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

Career Development Center Coordinator

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.

Nikolas Rex

Nikolas Rex

Career Development Center

Lead Designer
509-372-7600
West 140
nikolas.rex@tricity.wsu.edu

Matt Shoaf

Matt Shoaf

Career Development Center

Career Coach
509-372-7612
West 140
mashoaf@tricity.wsu.edu

Matthew Shoaf earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (Pre-Law) from Washington State University in 2007. He came back to WSU Tri-Cities to complete a second degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. In 2013 he joined the Career Development Center as a Career Coach and event planner.

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 is the Financial Aid and Scholarships Coordinator on campus since 2013. 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 is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, and as an undergraduate was active in the campus’s Panhellenic Council and Student Alumni Relations Board.

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 Involvement

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Allison Rodgers

Allison Rodgers

Student Involvement Supervisor
509-372-7300
West 269G
allison.rodgers@tricity.wsu.edu