Meet our Team

Get to know Valerie…

What advice do you have for prospective students?

The next 4 years of your life are important steps into your future, so be sure to find a college that best fits you.  I encourage you to visit campuses and ask questions about campus life, residential life, and academics.

What is your favorite place/thing to do in Dallas? Why?

I love Klyde Warren Park! I enjoy the food trucks, events, and family fun.

What is a random fact about you?

I was a first-generation student and I earned an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree (and you can too!). Earning a degree takes hard work and commitment so remember to ask for help whenever you need it!

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Get to know John…

What advice do you have for prospective students? 

Build relationships with your professors and fellow students. The beauty of Criswell College is the close community on our campus. If you want the most out of your Criswell College experience, dive deep into the community here! It will be beneficial for your education now and for networking in your career in the future.

What is your favorite place/thing to do in Dallas? Why?

Okay, it is kind of nerdy, but I LOVE going to the Half Price Books Flagship store on Northwest Highway. I can spend hours just looking at books, movies, and games!

What is a random fact about you?

During the great Blue Bell shortage of 2015, my friends and I drove through the night from Dallas to Houston to get ice cream as soon as they started stocking it again. We got there at 2 am, and they were out.

Hometown: Magnolia, TX

Get to know Shannon…

What advice do you have for prospective students?

My advice – ask questions, use all resources that are given to you, and keep your eye on the grand prize.

What is your favorite place/thing to do in Dallas? Why?

Fair Park is my favorite place and it is just a few minutes from Criswell’s campus! The park has many events throughout the year, such as the State Fair of Texas in the fall, summer musicals, the African American Museum, Concert Pavilion, and so much more.

What is a random fact about you?

I love all things Disney! In 2018, I participated in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World and fell even more in love with the Disney culture. My ultimate goal is to visit all Disney parks across the world.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Kody Cobb

Admissions Counselor


Get to know Kody…

What advice do you have for prospective students?

Ask questions – even if it feels like an insignificant or “silly” question. We love helping students get a better understanding of what they need to know for college, and their future careers!

What is your favorite place/thing to do in Dallas? Why?

Deep Ellum, which is only about a mile away from the campus, is a spot I highly enjoy visiting. It is a great place to hang out with friends, listen to live music, enjoy unique shops, and eat delicious food.

What is a random fact about you?

Recently, I discovered that I have a passion for running. I ran two 5K races, a virtual 10K, and I plan to run a marathon in the near future!

Hometown: Riverside, CA

Get to know Nicole…

What advice do you have for prospective students?

Save yourself stress by asking for help if you need it! We as an admissions team LOVE to hear from you and there are so many ways we can assist you. You do not have to do this alone!

What is your favorite place/thing to do in Dallas? Why?

I love visiting the many different coffee shops Dallas has to offer, such as Houndstooth Coffee and Union. To me, there is nothing better than a delicious coffee and catching up with friends!

What is a random fact about you?

I love theater! I have been in 15 musicals, and I was able to use the music skills I learned there to be a part of the worship ministry over the last few years at my church.

Hometown: Apple Valley, CA

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