The Schieffer College welcomes three new members to our dean’s office team – Christiana Ampadu, Nicole Bush and Krystal Winn. We are glad they are working alongside our students, faculty and donors.
Christiana Ampadu is our new academic advisor. Christiana graduated from Ohio University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a concentration in strategic communication, and a master’s degree in communication and development studies. She joins us from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she was an academic advisor focused on first- and second-year students. Christiana joined in time for the spring 2022 semester, collaborating with our other academic advisor, Bethany White. Christiana believes academic advising is most effective when it’s a relational, and not a transactional, experience between student and advisor. “Students need to come ready to participate, ask questions, bring ideas and take ownership of their own academic success journey,” she says.
Nicole Bush is the Schieffer College’s new career counselor. Nicole earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emporia State University and a master’s degree in counseling from Southern Methodist University. Nicole, who began her tenure at TCU late in the fall 2021 semester, meets with our students and visits with faculty about career-related initiatives she can provide. One of those initiatives is an April workshop for students on how to use the Canva platform to build their online presence and create digital resumes. She says helping Schieffer students fulfill their passions in a career is a true delight. “I want to help students find their callings and ‘dream careers’ – not simply a job at some company,” she says.
Krystal Winn is our new development director. Krystal holds a bachelor’s degree in communication, with an emphasis in radio and television, from Southwestern College, as well as a master’s degree in communication from Wichita State University. She’s currently enrolled in TCU’s doctoral program in higher educational leadership, too. Krystal has taught communication courses for Wichita State University, Cowley College and Southwestern College. She joined us in January, after serving for six years as her alma mater’s first full-time out-of-state recruiter, before transitioning to the role of development professional and helping Southwestern reach a record annual fund goal during the pandemic. She has already hit the ground running, soaking up all the Schieffer College has to offer. “It’s been an honor to meet world-class faculty, staff, students and alumni and roam the same halls,” Krystal says. “I’ve witnessed distinguished lectures, trailblazing research, special events, innovative student projects, and first-rate news and radio broadcasts.”