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Meet Our Admissions Team 

Our team can't wait to get to know you. We believe in the mission of Stephens College, and we can't wait to share with you why Stephens is the best place for you to pursue your education. Tell us more about you, and we'll help you plan the perfect visit, navigate programs and majors, connect with faculty and understand your financial aid options. Get to know us:

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  • Tiffany Goalder '06, '12 M.S.L.

  • Director of Undergraduate Admissions
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  • Born and raised in mid-Missouri, Tiffany graduated from Stephens in 2006 with a B.S. in Marketing: Public Relations & Advertising. She rejoined the Stephens community in 2007 and earned her Masters in Strategic Leadership in 2012. Tiffany is passionate about Stephens and loves that she gets the opportunity to share that with current and future Stephens’ women each day. In her spare time she loves a great DIY project, shopping and spending time with her high-school-sweetheart-husband and their two children.


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  • Maggie Gonzales 

  • Admissions Counselor
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  • Territories: Kansas City Metro Area and Western Missouri, Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Nebraska, Montana and Washington.

  • Maggie graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 with a degree in Psychology and minors in Social Justice, French, and multicultural awareness. She is currently working on her Masters of Education in Counseling at Stephens College. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, keeping active outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and traveling! Maggie is pleased to have the opportunity to introduce young women to Stephens College.


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  • Xander Kennedy 

  • Transfer Admissions Counselor
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  • Xander is a strong proponent of education, and specifically a Stephens College education.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Truman State with a double major in English and theatre and a Spanish minor. His first master’s is in creative writing from the University of Southern California. He earned his Masters of Education in Counseling from Stephens College in 2016.   Xander is also an advocate of traveling as much and as often as you can (he’s been to Guatemala, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, El Salvador, Ireland, South Korea, and The Gambia among many others) and will happily connect you with the Stephens study abroad office. 

    Xander is a nine year veteran of the admissions office and loves working with transfer students. He has also stayed active on campus by spending time as the head soccer coach, teaching composition classes, and acting in students’ films and plays. He is proud to be one of the few honorary “Stephens Men!”


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  • Carrie McKee

  • Admissions Counselor
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  • Territories: Mid-Missouri and Northern Missouri, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Carrie is a 2012 graduate of Culver-Stockton College where she received her B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. She is currently attending Stephens College to obtain her Masters of Education in Counseling. In her spare time Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband, Jimmy, and their three fur babies, Bruce, Dale and Nash. Carrie also loves to visit local hot spots with her friends and enjoying any type of sporting event. Carrie loves Stephens College for the positive atmosphere it provides for not only the students, but also the community.  


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  • Brett Rawlings

  • Admissions Counselor
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  • Territories: Southern Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Brett was raised in a small town called Lamar, Missouri. In 2008, he graduated from high school and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. He graduated in 2012 after receiving his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in sociology. He is now working toward his Masters of Education in Counseling at Stephens College. During his spare time, Brett enjoys canoeing, drawing, painting, seeing movies with his coworkers and running. Brett is thrilled to help students and their families through the admissions process. 


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  • Brandi Spurling

  • Admissions Counselor
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  • Territories: St. Louis Metro Area and Eastern Missouri, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, D.C. 

  • Brandi is a 2013 graduate of University of Central Missouri where she received her B.A. in Theatre and Spanish. She is currently completing her Master in Strategic Leadership at Stephens College. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dog, Simon, and cats, Pablo and Sal, eating at the many great restaurants Columbia has to offer, or snagging a role in a local theatre production. She loves the opportunities that Stephens provides to women, and the empowering environment they strive to maintain. There’s nowhere else she’d rather call home than Stephens College and Columbia, Missouri.


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  • Donna Baldwin

  • Admissions Manager
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  • Donna Baldwin is a mid-Missouri native. She has been a part of the Stephens College Admissions team for twenty years. Donna enjoys Mizzou football and basketball, spending time going antiquing, working on home improvement projects, going to concerts and spending time with her friends and family. She dreams of one day living on the beach, however in the meantime you will find her there on vacation!



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  • Sara Covert

  • Campus Visit & Welcome Center Coordinator
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  • Sara is a graduate of Graceland University receiving her B.A. in Psychology.  Sara became a member of the Stephens community in August of 2015. She is currently working toward her Masters of Education in Counseling at Stephens College. A busy mother of four, Sara enjoys attending her high school sons’ sporting events, visiting with her college son on the weekends, and binge watching Harry Potter with her youngest daughter. In her free time, she spends her time running, shopping and working in her garden.


 

Eryn Buckner

Data Management Coordinator

Eryn was born and raised in Central Missouri and graduated from State Fair Community College with an associates's degree in business. She is currently completing a bachelor's degree in business from Central Methodist University. Eryn enjoys attending sporting events – whether its Mizzou, the ST. Louis Cardinals or an NFL game - going to concerts, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. Most of all, she enjoys reading a good book and spending time with husband, Donal, and their yellow Lab, Daisy.

 

 

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