Campbell, Nall join CASNR's Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center
By: Norman Martin
Tristin Campbell has been named Assistant Director for Academic and Student Programs and Madi Nall was selected as Administrator for Scholarships in Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, college officials announced this month. Both will be based in CASNR's Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center, joining a group of professionals in the CASNR Dean's Office charged with recruiting and retaining the best students for the college.
Campbell previously served as an executive associate in Tech's College of Human Sciences Dean's Office and worked as a Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Texas Tech Campus Coordinator. Her primary duties within CASNR include supervising maintenance and validity of students' academic records, and supervise the graduation process, coordinate registration, course changes and academic advising. She will also evaluate transfer credit work and its applicability to degree.
In addition, Campbell will be responsible for undergraduate programs, degree plans, transfer credits, commencement, awarding of undergraduate degrees, advising, supervisory duties and assisting CASNR's Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs. The Brownwood, Texas, native received her bachelor's degree in public relations (2011) and is working toward her master's degree in instructional design and technology, both from Texas Tech.
Nall joins the SSC from CASNR's Development and Alumni Relations Office, where she worked as senior business assistant. In her new post, she will oversee CASNR's scholarship awarding process for the college including entering freshmen, entering transfer and currently enrolled students from application submission to awarding process, as well as manage two university accounts which include maintaining spreadsheets, preparing deposits, purchase orders and other necessary procedures.
In addition, Nall will maintain a spreadsheet for all students awarded scholarships throughout the college; and coordinate both the Dean's Scholars Scholarship Reception and the Ag Honors Banquet. Prior to joining the college, she interned with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and Covenant Health Foundation in Lubbock. The Plainview, Texas native received her bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech (2019).
Meanwhile, Savannah Chambers, a talented veteran returns to the SSC on a remote, part-time basis to the Dean's Office to assist CASNR's academic and student programs office. She stepped into the new post this month. Chambers worked as CASNR's Program Manager of Undergraduate Studies from 2014 to 2018. She received her bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech.
Other members of CASNR's Student Success Center staff include:
Sandra Addo (2020) Administrator for Diversity and Graduate Student Recruitment. She coordinates diversity recruitment of all students for CASNR through a targeted effort. In addition, she markets and promotes CASNR graduate programs. Prior to joining the CASNR staff, Addo served as admissions counselor with Texas Tech's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Wylie, Texas, native received her bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing, and her master's degree in strategic communication and innovation from Texas Tech.
Shelbey Havens (2018); College Recruiter. Prior to joining the Tech staff, Havens worked as assistant director for recruitment and marketing at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center-School of Health Professions. Prior to that she worked as a sales associate with MEC Medical and ZimmerBiomet, as well as an office administrator with the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs. Havens received her bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech.
Stephanie Legako (2016); Unit Manager for Student Retention. A licensed marriage and family therapist, she received her bachelor's in psychology from Texas Tech and master's degree in human development and family science from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Tech, she served as Clinical Director at Capstone Counseling in Logan, Utah, and lead therapist at Capstone Counseling in Logan, Utah.
Pam Urnosky (2001); Administrative Assistant. The Tennessee native assists in administrative areas related to Student Success Center student travel and CASNR's Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement (MILE) program for undergraduate students that seeks to develop participants' personal and professional skills, while exposing them to the key issues affecting local, state, and national agriculture and policy.
The Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center is named for long-time member of the Department of Plant and Soil Science's emeritus faculty Bill Bennett. Bennett joined the Texas Tech faculty in 1968, and was a trailblazer in raising money for scholarships to increase recruitment of students, in addition to spearheading creation of the college's Ambassadors for Agriculture and Agri-Techsans programs.
CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Interim Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org