Meet the Staff
Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Iowa State University
Academic Achievement Coordinator
M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, Drake University
B.A., English, Central College
An Iowa native, Chrystal enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and outdoor activities. She relishes helping students find their passion and discover their true potential. In her position, Chrystal oversees the tutoring services and meets one-on-one with students to improve their study skills.
Advice to students: Learning is all about the thinking. When you are studying, be sure that you are actively engaged in thinking.
M.S., Secondary School Counseling, Drake University
Student Disability Services Coordinator
B.A., Psychology, University of Northern Iowa
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Michelle has spent her life encouraging others to achieve to be the best that they can be despite their challenges. With her educational and personal background she helps students make the most of their educational experience.
Advice to Students: Change your way of thinking and it can change your life.
M.S., Higher and Postsecondary Education, Arizona
Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services
B.S., Rehabilitation Services, Penn State University
Originally from the small coal mining town of Minersville, Pa., Stephanie was a four-year member of the Nittany Lion softball team and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. Stephanie oversees the academic progress of all Bulldog athletic teams and works to ensure student-athletes balance the academic and athletic demands they face
Advice to students: Be proactive and take ownership for your success. Remember that asking for help when needed shows great strength of character and maturity. Never forget to have fun and enjoy your time at Drake!
New Student Academic Facilitator
B.A., Sociology and Africana Studies, Augustana
As the New Student Academic Facilitator, William works to support first year and transfer students in their transition to Drake. William enjoys helping students find comfort and support on campus and especially enjoys working with first generation college students. When not at Drake, William enjoys finding new tunes on Spotify and playing music with friends.
Advice to students: Don’t be afraid to utilize all the help that is offered at Drake. You have peers, staff and faculty available to assist you in all types of situations.
Photos Courtesy of Cameron Johnson, Drake University student