New Student Success Coordinator
Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 271
Byrd holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Geography. She also has
her Master's of Science in Higher Education Leadership from Northeastern State University,
magna cum laude (2012). She has a diverse range of skills resulting from her 14+ years
of Residence Life/Student Housing experience. Those skills include student staff training
and supervision, risk management, emergency response, programming, adult basic education,
student behavioral response, facilities and conference management, and conference
work (as host, presenter, and delegate). She serves, as needed, on many KPC/UAA committees
including Scholarship, BIT, Recruitment and Marketing, New Student Orientation, Diversity
Action Council, Recycling, and Staff Forum. Other relevant training includes Safe
Zone Trainer, CERT Trainer, ALICE trainer, CPR, and Psychological First Aid.
I provide student support in navigating KPC Processes (admissions, registration, testing, advising, transition support, etc). This includes assisting Jumpstart, new, and transfer students. Continuing or returning
students are also welcome to contact me for assistance. I connect students to campus
resources and provide guidance and success coaching.
I am the Diversity and Inclusion Liaison for KPC Student Services. I advise the LGBTQ Alliance and Pride activities and provide multicultural student assistance. I also give campus tours.
- May 2008 - B.A. Political Science and Geography from Northeastern State University
- May 2012 - M.S. Higher Education Leadership from Northeastern State University