CAP Team

Center for Academic Performance Team



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Kristina Clark, M.S.

Director, Center for Academic Performance


Kristina Clark serves as the Director of  the Center for Academic Performance. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and a Masters of Science in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas. She has worked in higher education since 1999 and has been in the Center for Academic Performance since 2011. Kristina has extensive experience in providing accommodations for students with disabilities and training for assistive technology. She has worked with multiple universities and community campuses to provide training and consultation of services for students with disabilities. Kristina also has experience working in multiple capacities within the Center for Academic Performance including assisting students with academic counseling, tutor training, and testing coordination.

Kristina is passionate about helping students achieve their goals and reach their highest potential.

Strengths: Relator, Achiever, Strategic, Learner, Responsibility

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Brandie Wiley, M.S.Ed.

Assistant Director, Disability Accommodations

Brandie Wiley is the Assistant Director of Disability Accommodations in the Center for Academic Performance and has been working in higher education since 2012. She has served as a learning specialist in the Center for Academic Performance, a testing coordinator for Testing and Evaluation Services, and as an instructor at the College of Health Care Professions. In addition, she taught as a public school educator for ten years. She has two Bachelor of Arts degrees (English and Speech Communication) from Texas Christian University and a Master of Education in Special Education – Transition from the University of Kansas.

Brandie has a passion for education and enjoys building relationships with students as she helps them achieve their goals.

Strengths: Input, Harmony, Learner, Intellection, Connectedness


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Dalenesia Kendrick, M.Ed.

Learning Specialist

Dalenesia serves as a Learning Specialist in the Center for Academic Performance and has worked in higher education for over six years. Her experience has included retention programs, residence life, academic advising and teaching first year orientation courses. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and a Masters of Education in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma.

Dalenesia enjoys helping students navigate through school so they can successfully reach their goals toward graduation and beyond.

Strengths: Relator, Adaptability, Maximizer, Arranger, Positivity

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Lauren Carter, MHR

Learning Specialist

Lauren serves as a Learning Specialist in the Center for Academic Performance and has worked in higher education for over seven years. Her experience includes working in Housing and Residence Life, creating retention programs, curriculum development and student leadership development. She aspires to help students maximize their potential and teach them how to take a preventative approach to stress management as a foundation for social, emotional and academic development. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media Studies and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

Lauren is passionate about emotional wellness and enjoys connecting students to the resources they need as they work towards their academic and professional goals.

Strengths: Futuristic, Discipline, Relator, Strategic, Individualization

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Shannon Belden, MA

Learning Specialist

Shannon has been working with students for 12 years. Her experience includes reading and writing tutoring, medical scribe recruiting and training, second language tutoring, and university library work. She aspires to help students work toward academic success by focusing on individual strengths and weaknesses, self-care, and strategic study habits. She hopes to help students build behaviors that will aid them in their lives through school and beyond. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and theatre from Texas Christian University and a Masters in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Shannon is passionate about building relationships and supporting students as they deal with the challenges of their academic careers.

Strengths: Context, Input, Learner, Responsibility, Intellection

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Peggy Till, M.A.

Tutoring Services Associate

Peggy Till serves as the Tutoring Coordinator for the Center for Academic Performance.  She taught in public school and has worked in higher education for nine years.  Her experience has been with teaching, supervision, testing and assessment.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Angelo State University.

Peggy enjoys providing opportunities for students to help them achieve success.

Strengths:  Achiever, Learner, Arranger, Harmony, Responsibility

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Maudrella Jones, MPA

Exam Facilitator

Maudrella Jones joined the Center for Academic Performance in July of 2018. She serves as the Testing Coordinator where she develops testing schedules and proctor coordination that fits the needs of staff, faculty, students, and other constituents. Maudrella graduated from Grambling State University with a BS in Biology, and also received her Master of Public Administration from GSU. Maudrella has worked in higher education for over six years as an instructor, student development coordinator, and proctor.

Maudrella enthusiastically aspires to build trusting relationships with students by acting with integrity, courtesy, respect, and responsibility to help them achieve success within the classroom.

Strengths: Includer, Consistency, Harmony, Restorative, and Achiever


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