Meet the Admissions Team

A note from the Director

Erma Nieto-Brecht, Director of Admissions

Erma Nieto-Brecht
Director of Admissions
enietobrecht@twu.edu

Welcome! Whether you are a student choosing your first college, a transfer student making a change, or a professional student selecting a graduate or professional program choosing a college is an exciting, yet overwhelming process. The TWU Admissions Office are here to assist you through the admission process and to help you discover all the great things about TWU! 

I encourage you to contact the TWU Admissions Office with questions you may have about TWU. We look forward to meeting you!

Associate Director

Nikki Young, Associate Director of Admissions

Nikki Young
Associate Director of Admissions
nyoung1@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Community Health

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"TWU fosters success and embraces diversity. Students, staff, and faculty inhabit unique qualities that create a very positive culture and welcoming community." 

College Search Tip:
"Investing in your education will be one of your greatest assets. Do your research and choose wisely. Make sure the college offers degree pathways that lead to the career you desire and get involved in organizations that cultivate your passion!"

First Year Counselors

Arissa Gaytan, Assistant Director of Admissions and first year counselor

Arissa Gaytan
Assistant Director of Admissions
agaytan1@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Communication Studies
Master's: Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"Texas Woman's University has the most affordable tuition in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. This university has the feel of a private school but measures in at the public school price, making it one of the most academically rich environments for its total cost. The campus itself is a beautiful place to walk around, in addition to it being nestled in the eclectic city of Denton, TX."

College Search Tip:
"Ask away. Whether it’s from researching online, or contacting admissions counselors directly, finding out some basic information about your target schools will help you narrow your college search. Here are just a few important questions to consider when researching colleges:

  • What types of scholarships are available, and what are the applicable deadlines for them? 
  • What is the student-to-faculty ratio? 
  • What is the average class size? 
  • Do faculty teach most of the classes, or are teaching assistants performing the bulk of instruction? 
  • What types of extracurricular activities are available for students (music, athletics, intramural sports, drama, service projects, etc.)?"
TiEria Reeves

TiEria Reeves
Admissions Counselor I
treeves3@twu.edu

Academic Major:
General Studies with concentration in Health Studies & Sociology

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"I love the caring culture environment of TWU. The faculty and staff really make the student a priority. As a student, I enjoyed the small class size and personable interaction with faculty members.  The affordable cost of attendance in combination with the warm atmosphere made TWU a perfect home away from home for me."

College Search Tip:
"Be sure to visit the campus. When you visit, you get the opportunity to experience college life from a student perspective, which is important as you make your college decision. Be aware of deadlines and feel free to ask questions."

Veronica Tawney

Veronica Tawney
Admissions Counselor I
vtawney@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Writing, literature and publishing

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"TWU has a true caring culture. The faculty, staff, and even your fellow students want to see you succeed, both in academics and your career. You'll be amazed at the one-on-one relationships you create at TWU and how those friendships and mentorships will last for years beyond your graduation."

College Search Tip:
"Keep yourself open to many different schools. Don't limit yourself to your "dream school". Attend fairs and do your research and you may find a school that offers something you had never considered before - a unique major, affordability, practical experience, or a culture that is a perfect fit for you. You have an amazing journey ahead of you so embrace the twists and turns that come along with it."

Transfer Counselors

Erin Wimberly

Erin Wimberly
Admissions Counselor II
ewimberly@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Business Administration
2nd Bachelor's: Music Business Management

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"The TWU atmosphere is one of inclusion, creativity, and community involvement, along with an excellent education at an affordable cost."

College Search Tip:

  • Research, research, research. It may seem a simple thing, but, make sure the school you want to go offers the program(s) you want to study before you apply.
  • Never be afraid to ask questions, especially when it concerns your future educational goals.
  • Always apply for scholarships and financial aid. You never know what will be awarded to you.
Andrietta Jackson

Andrietta Jackson
Admissions Counselor I
abaxter1@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Political Science

Favorite Thing about TWU: 
“I love the student organizations. They are a great way to become involved on campus, make new friends, and to perform better academically. TWU has a quiet gorgeous campus making it a great place to study and be inspired!”

College Search Tip:
A university is a resource! The staff is here to support you, the student. Never hesitate to ask questions. Being proactive in your college search is the best way to be successful. Doing these two things will help ensure an easier transition to any university and may even open you up to new opportunities!

Graduate Counselor

Ashton Brown, Assistant Director of Admissions

Ashton Brown
Assistant Director of Admissions
ABrown50@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Political Science
Master's: Higher Education Administration

Favorite Thing About TWU:
"The quality, prestige and versatility of academic programs, majors and degrees." 

College Search Tip:
"Explore websites and college resources for information whether it be support services or the university catalog."

Dallas campus

Stephanie Stephens, Assistant Director of Admissions for the TWU Dallas campus

Stephanie Stephens
Assistant Director of Admissions
sstephens4@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Psychology 

Favorite Thing About TWU:
"I like the beautiful campus and the friendly people!"

College Search Tip:
"Attend college day fairs to get information about the campuses you are interested in and read through it. Visit your top choices. Be aware of deadlines for admissions, housing, and financial aid. Take the required exams and apply early!"

Brandon Vance, Admissions Counselor II for TWU Dallas campus

Brandon Vance
Admissions Counselor II 
bvance@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Government with a Concentration in Legal Studies

Favorite Thing About TWU:
"I love that the Faculty and Staff are always thinking about what's in the best interest of the student. As a student at TWU I was able to sit in on many meetings and that culture comes from the top starting with our Chancellor."

College Search Tip:
"Remember there are thousands of scholarships out there for students to apply for that serve all types of needs. There is no limit to the amount of scholarship money you can apply for so go search and apply!"

Houston campus

Melissa Rodriguez, Assistant Director for TWU Houston campus

Melissa Rodriguez
Assistant Director
mrodriguez68@twu.edu

Academic Major: 
Master's: Childhood Education

Favorite Thing About TWU: 
"I enjoy sharing the many opportunities available to prospective students. I love getting to meet students, assisting them in learning about TWU and helping them paint a picture of their future as students and graduates."

College Search Tip:
"Be proactive and do your research. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn about TWU. The more informed you are, the more empowered you will be during your college and university search."

Denton Staff

Febe Moss
Administrative Assistant
fmoss@twu.edu

Kristina Papa
Project Coordinator
kpapa@twu.edu

Linda Reeves
Data Entry Operator II
lreeves1@twu.edu

Joaquin Escalante
Admissions Assistant
jescalante1@twu.edu

Page last updated 12:00 PM, December 2, 2016