Barbara Brown Herman,
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Student
Dr. Barbara Brown Herman is the creator of Frog Camp
and the TCU Leadership Center and the co-creator of TCU Allies and
the Chancellor’s Council on Diversity. During her 23 years at TCU,
she has initiated such programs as the Common Reading, Model United
Nations, Theme Semester, Connections, Leadership for Life, the TCU
Challenge Course, and the University’s Strengths and Wellbeing
initiatives. Barbara has degrees in English, Psychology and
Education, and has done post-graduate work at the Harvard University
John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Pacific University
Institute for Intercultural Communication. She is a certified
trainer in the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, StrengthsQuest, Crucial
Conversations and the Leader’s Discipline Coaching Model, and has
been trained as a chemical dependency counselor and a ropes course
facilitator. In addition to the programs currently housed in SDS,
Barbara has experience in Alcohol and Drug Education, Campus
Recreation, Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services, Campus Life,
and Community Involvement and Service-Learning. She wrote the
proposal for the Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community,
and has successfully authored numerous other grant proposals.
Barbara is actively involved in the Fort Worth community and is
passionate about helping students to live the TCU Mission Statement
on campus and beyond. When time permits, she also loves to teach
undergraduate courses in the English department and graduate
seminars in the College of Education.
Strengths: Ideation, Strategic, Input,
Maximizer, Connectedness, Relator, Activator, Individualization,
Kay Higgins, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Student Development
Services and Director of Parent and Family Programs
Dr. Kay Higgins received her B.A. from
Mercer University, an M.A. from TCU, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education
from UNT. Having previously worked in Housing and Residential
Services and as the first Director of the Women’s Resource Center, Kay
currently serves as Associate Dean of Student Development and
Director of Parent and Family Programs. While this role fills most
of Kay’s time, she also serves as the Dean for Transfer Students. In her almost 35 years at TCU, Dr. Higgins has
reveled in the opportunity to share in the lives of TCU students and
their families. When not working, Kay is active in social justice
issues within the Fort Worth community
Strengths: Connectedness, Empathy, Developer, Relator, Learner
Associate Dean of Student Development
Cyndi Walsh earned a Bachelor of Arts
degree with a major in Sociology from the University of Arizona and
a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. While working at
Arizona State University as a Program Coordinator, Cyndi also taught
an academic class within the Sociology Department. As Associate
Dean, Cyndi is responsible for oversight of TCU Transitions and
provides vision and support for programs such as Frog Camp,
Orientation, the Chancellor’s Assembly, and the Sophomore Pinning
Strengths: Responsibility, Learner, Restorative, Achiever, Relator
Assistant Dean of Student Development
Dr. Robin Williamson received her B.S.
degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and an M.Ed. in
Student Personnel Services from the University of South Carolina.
Robin has completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration
with an emphasis in Institutional Effectiveness from the University
of North Texas. After working at other institutions, Robin came to
TCU in 2001 as the first full-time Director of Community Service.
After serving in that role for two years, she became the Associate
Director of Administration in the Office of Housing and Residence
Life. In 2008, Robin moved to Student Development Services. In her
current role, Robin works with the TCU Leadership Center, TCU
Student Organizations, and Women's and Men's Programs.
Strengths: Achiever, Learner, Arranger, Responsibility, WOO
Carol Clyde, Ed.D
Director of the TCU Leadership Center
Dr. Carol Clyde received a B.S. in Speech
Communications from Radford University, an M.Ed. in Educational
Policy, Planning and Leadership from The College of William and
Mary, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic
University and a M.A. in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist
University. Professionally, she has developed community service and
leadership development programs, directed internship initiatives,
and served for a year as an AmeriCorps member. Carol spends time
working to enhance the leadership capacity of TCU’s student body.
Additional experience working with leadership has been garnered
through working as a Key Leader Lead Facilitator with Kiwanis
International, teaching and consulting on leadership for local
nonprofit and for-profit leaders in the DFW area and researching and
presenting on topics of College Student Leadership Development.
Strengths: Adaptability, Ideation, Relator, Input, Communication
Keri Cyr, M.Ed.
Assistant Director of Transitions, Sophomore and Junior Experience
Keri Cyr is a graduate of the Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU with a B.S. in Journalism
(Advertising and Public Relations) and earned her Master’s of
Education in Educational Administration at Texas Christian
University. She joined SDS in 2008 and works primarily with TCU
Transitions and the Sophomore and Junior Experience including
programs for students on financial literacy, vocation, and other
unique developmental opportunities. Keri also coordinates and
produces much of the marketing and communication efforts for SDS
including web and print design and creative marketing outlets.
Strengths: Achiever, Relator, Adaptability, Harmony, Input
John-Mark Day, M.A., M.S.
Director of Frog Camp
John Mark Day holds a B.A. in religion and
news-editorial journalism from TCU and Master’s degrees from TCU and
Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing his Ed.D. at
Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education of Human Development. John
Mark got his start at TCU in the Office of Admission, serving as an
admission counselor and director of admission marketing and
communication before moving to SDS, where he oversees Frog Camp,
other first year experience programs, and developmental
opportunities for students in the John V. Roach Honors College and
the Chancellor's Scholars. He has led seminars and presentations on
creative leadership, branding in student affairs, major event
planning, and mentoring gifted students.
Strengths: Communication, Strategic,
Ideation, Input, Futuristic
Director of Senior Transitions
Chuck Dunning serves as the Director of Senior Transistions, the
facilitator of the Well-Being initiative, provides
training in dialogue facilitation, and is active in programming for
gender issues. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the College
of Education, where he has taught Master’s level courses in
counseling. Chuck’s own Master’s degree. in Counseling is from the
University of North Texas. Chuck writes poetry and prose and enjoys
photography, and meditation. Social justice and inclusiveness are
important to him, and he is an LGBTQ ally and Safe Zone trainer, and
is involved in various interfaith activities.
Strengths: Adaptability, Connectedness,
Input, Strategic, Empathy
Tracy started in SDS in August 2012. She
supports the TCU Leadership Center, Parent & Family Programs,
Student Organizations, Model United Nations, StrengthsQuest as well
as budgets and travel.
Strengths: Includer, Strategic, Positivity,
Lindsay Knight, M. Ed.
Assistant Director, Transitions- First Year
Lindsay Knight earned a B.A. in Political
Science and Criminal Justice from the University of Richmond and a
M.Ed. in College Student Personnel and Counseling from the
University of Maryland, College Park. In Lindsay’s current role she
is primarily responsible for new student orientation and the first
year experience within TCU Transitions Programming. Lindsay has
previous experience in admissions, student activities and
organizations, leadership development, and student conduct but her
professional passion is working with first year students
transitioning into college life. Lindsay is an active member of the
National Orientation Director’s Association and is MBTI certified.
Strengths: Individualization, Empathy, Communication, Discipline,
Trung Nguyen, M. A.
Assistant Director, Transitions- Frog Camp
Trung Nguyen earned a B.A. Public Justice from the State University
of New York at Oswego and a M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher
Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Trung joined the
Student Development Services staff in the fall of 2012. Prior to
coming to TCU, Trung developed first year experience programs at a
private liberal arts school in New England and at community college
in NY. In additional to working with new student programs, Trung has
over seven years of student affairs experience including residential
life, student activities, Greek Life, and leadership development. In
his current role, he will facilitate Frog Camp and assist in the
development of the first year experience.
Strengths: Individualization, Analytical, Learner, Deliberative,
Brett Phillips, M.A.
Director of Student Organizations
Brett Phillips is a native Southern
Californian who earned a B.S. degree in Integrated Marketing
Communication from Pepperdine University and a Master of Arts degree
in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.
Currently, Brett is pursuing his doctorate degree in educational
leadership in higher education at TCU. Brett began working at TCU in
2010 in Student Activities, where he was responsible for advising
Student Government Association and on-campus programs. As Director,
Brett is responsible for oversight of student organization risk
management, organizational development, providing essential
resources and trainings that increase the campus' sense of
Strengths: Woo, Positivity, Communication, Input and Strategic
Director of Sophomore and Junior Experience, TCU Transitions
Daniel Terry began his career at TCU in the Leadership Center in 2007. In his current role within Student Development, Daniel directs Transitional and Milestone programs, the Community Renewal initiative, and Men’s Programs. He continues to facilitate leadership seminars, and shares oversight of the Connections program for first-year students. He is a graduate of Baylor University (B.A.), Truett Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Wake Forest University (M.A.). He is currently completing the Ed.D degree in Educational Leadership at TCU. Daniel has presented papers to numerous conferences and organizations on such subjects as spirituality, ethics, leadership, community, and education. Daniel is interested in how people make meaning, holistic education, dialogue, vocation and identity formation, spirituality, leadership, and blending personal and professional development. He is a certified facilitator with Courage & Renewal
North Texas, the regional arm of a nationwide movement whose mission is to help individuals work and live with greater authenticity and integrity.
Strengths: Intellection, Strategic,
Connections, Learner, Relator
Ebony R. Rose, M.A.
Assistant Director, TCU Leadership Center
Ebony Rose received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication
Studies from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and a
Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from New York
University. Ebony joined the Student Development Services staff in
the fall of 2012 to help support leadership programs for the TCU
community. Ebony discovered her passion for student leadership
programming at Georgia State University in Atlanta where she spent
three years teaching a First Year Seminar course titled Emerging
Leaders; a program designed to help first year students transition
to college through the development of their leadership potential. In
addition to leadership education and engagement, Ebony has more than
seven years of experience in student affairs in areas including,
student activities and campus programming, anti-hazing and student
risk-management education, orientation programming, and student
Strengths: Learner, Achiever, Relator, Strategic, Input
Laura Shaw, M.Ed.
Laura Shaw received her B.S. degree in
Human Biology from The University of Texas at Austin and earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership in December of 2012
from Texas Christian University. Laura has been working at TCU since
February 2010. In her current role, Laura assists all SDS programs,
with an emphasis on those in TCU Transitions. Laura works closely
with student workers and provides support to Orientation and Frog
Camp during the summer.
Strengths: Harmony, Achiever, Discipline, Learner, Responsibility