Meet the Team


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Nicki McGee, MPH, Ed.D
Director, Student Services

Nicki McGee earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Master of Public Health degree in Community Health from the University of North Texas and UNT Health Science Center respectively. Nicki completed her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University in 2014.

Nicki has worked professionally at the UNT Health Science Center for over 12 years. Her experience includes Fitness and Recreation, Health Promotion, K-12 STEM Education, Student Development, and Student Conduct. Nicki is an active member of the Texas Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Nicki is dedicated about helping students reach their full potential. She believes that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to student development and works diligently in her role as Student Conduct Officer at UNTHSC to treat each student with respect and compassion.
Strengths: Strategic, Relator, Responsibility, Learner, Developer


Lori Saunders, MS
Assistant Director, Student Services

Lori Saunders received her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and earned a Master of Science degree in Leadership focusing on Education and Human Services from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

With a diverse background in sports marketing and higher education, Lori joined the Office of Student Development in 2009 after working in the School of Public Health for two years. Her experience developing programs that engage various constituents supports her current role where she is responsible for institutional events and programs such as the White Coat Ceremonies, Commencement, Student Clinician Ceremony and Discover myHSC Day.

In addition, her expertise in program management and logistics provides assistance to the academic departments in planning the annual commencement ceremonies. She enjoys creating innovative opportunities for the campus community to actively support student success.

Strengths: Includer, Responsibility, Empathy, Ideation, Maximizer

Heather Hale Student Services Associate Student Development

Heather Hale, MS
Student Services Associate

Heather earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies and a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership from Tarleton State University.

Her passion for working with students comes from her varied higher education background in first year experience, academic advising, recruitment, event planning and distance learning. Her experience with online programs and post-traditional students has provided her a greater insight into the challenges and triumphs of the adult learner.

Heather hopes to engage the students of UNTHSC through programming and events that actively promote student success, self-development and personal growth.

Strengths: Connectedness, Input, Strategic, Intellection, Belief

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Chelsea Lancaster, MLS
Student Services Associate

Chelsea earned both her BGS degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University.

She has worked in higher education for several years with experience in student programming, event coordination, student leadership, recruitment and orientation. She hopes to provide motivation, guidance, encouragement, and support to students throughout their college experience.

Chelsea has a passion for preparing students for leadership responsibilities through educational and student programming opportunities.
Strengths: Relator, Developer, Input, Individualization, Learner


UNT Health Science Center
Student Service Center
1051 Haskell Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: 817-735-5006
Fax: 817-735-0584
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm

This page was last modified on December 19, 2017