Katy Lee Kemp is the Director of the Center for Academic Performance. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas. Katy has 14 years of experience in higher education in areas including academic support, writing support, tutoring, program coordination, teaching, and disability accommodations. She began her career in academic support via the Supplemental Instruction program – a worldwide model that remains a driving force in helping students achieve success.
Katy currently serves as the Chair of the Adult Learner and Students with Children Knowledge Community for NASPA. She is the Co-Chair of the UNTHSC Valubility committee that focuses on appreciation in the workplace. She and the CAP learning specialists serve students and faculty as ex-officio members of each student performance committee.
Strengths: Woo, Communication, Context, Strategic, Activator
Assistant Director, Disability Accommodations
Kristina Clark serves as the Assistant Director, Disability Accommodations in the Center for Academic Performance at UNT Health Science Center responsible for coordinating services for students with disabilities. She has been a sign language interpreter since March, 1994 and has also been coordinating accommodations for students with disabilities since 1999.
She has extensive experience in providing accommodations such as alternative testing environments, alternative formats of books for individuals with print disabilities, and training individuals on assistive technology. She has experience working with technology such as JAWS, Inspiration, Kurzweil 3000, CCTVs, alternative keyboards, etc. She has worked with multiple universities and community campuses to provide training and consultation of services for students with disabilities. She has presented at national conferences and has been published in the Section 504 Compliance Handbook (September 2009).
Strengths: Relator, Achiever, Strategic, Learner, Responsibility
Sean Bass is a Learning Specialist in the Center for Academic Performance. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from University of Houston – Clear Lake and his Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education from Angelo State University. Having worked in higher education for the past six years has allowed him to gain experience in student development, facilities management, graduate school admissions, and academic counseling and advising.
Sean is passionate about providing quality academic counseling and learning strategies to help our students be successful.
Strengths: Maximizer, Relator, Adaptability, Positivity, Activator
Jillian Boggs is a Learning Specialist in the Center for Academic Performance. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University. She has over seven years of experience in higher education in academic advising and support, student engagement and retention, orientation, residency counseling, and student programming. Jillian truly enjoys working with students to help them achieve their goals.
Strengths: Positivity, Empathy, Communication, Relator, Woo
Shelby Vinson serves as the Tutoring Coordinator for the Center for Academic Performance and has been working in higher education for five years. Her experience within higher education has been in tutoring, residence education and academic programming, admissions, and enrollment management. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Higher Education from Texas Tech University.
Shelby enjoys providing resources for students to help them reach their full potential.
Strengths: Achiever, Relator, Learner, Discipline, Input
Lydia Negron is the Testing Coordinator for the Center for Academic Performance and is responsible for scheduling exams, developing test reviews and training test proctors. She has been working in higher education since 2006 in various capacities within the administration and coordination of Testing and Assessment. She has earned a Masters of Art in Management, a Masters of Art in Human Resources from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.
She enjoys interacting with the students, faculty, staff and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Strengths: Learner, Individualization, Achiever, Analytical, Strategic