The Office of Student Services Putting Students First

Student Services Staff

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

Dallas Barnes

Dallas Barnes

Career Development Center

Associate Director

Work Study & Career Development Center

509-372-7172

West 140

dbarnes@tricity.wsu.edu

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.

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, Student Success Coordinator

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

Office of Student Services

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.

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.

Keri Lobdell
Mariella Lora

Mariella Lora

Office of Enrollment Management

Recruitment, 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.

Jana Kay Lunstad

Jana Kay Lunstad

Office of Enrollment Management

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.

Laurie Malecha

Laurie Malecha

Office Assistant

509-372-7141

West 269

laurie.malecha@tricity.wsu.edu

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.

Brittany Naas

Brittany Naas

Office of Enrollment Management

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

Office of Enrollment Management

Recruitment, 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.

Nikolas Rex

Nikolas Rex

Career Development Center

Lead Designer

509-372-7600

West 140

nikolas.rex@tricity.wsu.edu

Allison Rodgers

Allison Rodgers

Office of Student Involvement

Student Involvement Supervisor

509-372-7300

West 269G

allison.rodgers@tricity.wsu.edu

Nancy Roe

Nancy Roe

Registrar’s Office

Campus Registrar

509-372-7351

West 269D

roen@tricity.wsu.edu

Adriana Sanchez-Sanchez

Adriana Sanchez-Sanchez

Office of Enrollment Management

Recruitment, 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.

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.

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.

Cherish Tijerina Pearson

Cherish Tijerina Pearson

Disability Services

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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).

Jordyn Wright

Jordyn Wright

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships 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.

Lydia Zalubil

Lydia Zalubil

Registrar’s Office

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.