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About Us

Mission Statement

The people of the Office of Residence Life are committed to encouraging student success by providing a living environment unequaled anywhere.

Our living-learning environment assists the students with personal growth and development, thus enhancing their opportunity for a successful future.

Meet Our Staff

Kristi Schulte
Director of Residence Life & Housing

Kristi arrived at Midwestern State University in 2016 and comes to us with over 15 years of professional experience in the areas of residence life and housing.  Her interest in residence hall leadership began as a Resident Assistant at Eastern Illinois University where she earned her B.S. in Education.  She then earned her M.Ed. with an emphasis in College Student Affairs & Leadership from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.  Kristi is currently working towards a doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri. 

Kristi believes the residential experience has the potential to be transformational for many students.  Living with others provides unique opportunities to experience the world through different lenses while learning about yourself and others.  In addition to self-discovery and personal development, on campus living is a great place to make lasting memories and friends!

When not procrastinating on her dissertation writing, Kristi enjoys quick wit and humor, reading, and amateur photography.  Her favorite photography subjects include her nieces and nephews. 


Tera Humphrey
Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing


Tera joined the Mustangs family in 2017 and comes to us with a background in Residence Life and Student Conduct.  Tera earned her B.A. in Biological Sciences and Secondary Education from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and her M.Ed. in College Student Counseling from North Carolina State University. 

One of Tera’s professional passion areas is student conduct.  She believes there are many ways to intervene with students in the Residence Halls and student conduct is designed to help students take a hard look at their behavior.  Tera enjoys talking to students about how their current actions are impacting themselves as well as those around them and how to change their behavior moving forward.

When Tera isn’t at work she enjoys playing board games (especially Settlers of Catan), reading, and watching amazing shows.  She is mildly obsessed with dinosaurs – she has four in her office and her favorite is the Tyrannosaurs Rex.  Tera could video chat for hours with her nieces and nephews who live in Missouri but, sadly, the nieces and nephews don’t have the attention span for that, so she settles for what she can get.


Norma Ramirez
Assistant Director


Norma earned her Master of Education in Educational Leadership in 2014 and Bachelor of Music Education in 2012 from Midwestern State University. She prides herself on empowering students and other professionals to strive for greatness. Norma enjoys establishing innovative processes to improve the Residence Life department and student living environment.

Norma oversees 250 students at our off-campus partnership facility Mustang Village and student/staff members with families in Bridwell Courts. She is the Co-Advisor for our Residence Hall Association and Advisor for Sigma Lambda Alpha, a multicultural sorority on campus. Norma served as the McCullough-Trigg Hall Director (2012-2013), Killingsworth Hall Director (2013-2015), and Assistant Director (2015-present.) Currently Norma has been working rigorously to prepare for the new residence hall on campus that she will oversee in Fall 2016.

 Claudio Rodriguez
Complex Coordinator



Claudio Rodriguez was born in Mexico City. He lived close to downtown in a suburb called Magdalena Mixhuca. His parents are Luis Rodriguez and Maria Cristina Medina. He has an older brother called Luis Rodriguez that lives in Los Angeles. Claudio lived in Mexico City until he was 21 years old and decided to come to the United States to pursue an education. Claudio graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics on December 2009. After that he pursued a banking career but didn’t feel too comfortable doing it. He then decided to get back to school and enroll to do a Master’s degree. Claudio graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration on December 2012. While working on his masters he became a Graduate Hall Director for the Office of Residence Life. He enjoyed working with students so he decided to stay and work for Residence Life. He then got the Complex Coordinator position for the apartments at Midwestern State University.  Claudio has 4 years of experience as a Complex Coordinator and the job brings different challenges every day that he likes to solve.


Derek Soper
Legacy Hall Director

Derek Soper comes from the town of Midlothian TX a suburb about 30 minutes south of Dallas. Once graduating from Midlothian High school Derek went on to attend Tarleton state university where he earned his B.S in animal science with an emphasis is production. While there Derek was highly involved as he was the president of his fraternity a vice president of university operations and a Tarleton transition mentor. Derek also earned many awards during his time at Tarleton and was granted the student government excellence award as well as the John Tarleton Spirit award, which is the highest honor an undergrad can achieve at Tarleton. Upon graduation Derek found that his true calling was in higher education so he is currently working on a masters in higher education administration and he in the meantime started working for Blinn College. After a year at Blinn he came to us at Midwestern and says “This is the greatest decision he could have ever made.” Derek loves to dance and do anything outdoors, he has no kids except for his dog paisley who is enough for him he says. He hopes to make Midwestern State the go to university in the region and the premier residential living and learning campus.


Kishma Alexander
Pierce Hall Director



My name is Kishma Alexander. I was born and raised in the Caribbean island of Dominica. I later moved to New York to pursue undergraduate studies and obtained my Bachelor's in Environmental Studies from SUNY Buffalo in 2014. Upon graduation from UB I became a middle school STEM Enrichment teacher in the Syracuse City School District.  I worked there for three years and it was through that experience that I decided that I wanted to become a teacher to serve urban youth. I am an avid reader and enjoy hiking and traveling. I am currently pursuing my Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership at MSU. I am elated to be the new Housing Director for Pierce Hall. We have an amazing team and the goal is to create an environment where our residents can thrive both academically and socially. I intend to draw from my teaching


Ashley Statham
Killingsworth Hall Director


Ashley earned her B.A. in Social Work from Midwestern State University and will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health. Ashley is from The Colony, TX and moved to Wichita Falls in 2011. She met her wonderful husband Shane while they were both Resident Assistants in 2012, and they have been married since 2015.

Ashley worked in Residence Life for two and a half years and in a psychiatric hospital for two years before becoming the Killingsworth Hall Director.

Ashley loves learning about mental health and different personality types. She enjoys retro video games, pretending to be a movie critic, and a quality cup of cocoa. Ashley is credited for coining the phrase “Stang Up or Hang Up!”

Thornton Collier
McCullough-Trigg Hall Director

Britny Spencer
LLP Assistant

Britny Spencer earn her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in art from Texas A&M University- Kingsville.  While there, Britny worked as a peer mentor for two years and manage between 50-80 freshman students a semester. Her role was to help alleviate the struggles associated with the transition from high school to college and to improve retention rates. Britny did this by providing students with academic coaching and moral support during weekly meetings for their entire first year. Britny was also highly involved in undergraduate research because of her affiliation with the McNair Scholar’s Program. She has earned numerous presentation awards for her research on the effects of cardiovascular fitness by analyzing neural and heart rate activity during a visual selective attention task. Britny presented her research at the TAMUK Undergraduate Research Symposium, where she won first place for overall poster. In addition, at the Pathways Student Research Symposium, where she won first place for overall undergraduate poster and first place for undergraduate Social Science poster.

Britny is from Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Wichita Falls in late July 2017. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Midwestern state University. Britny plans to one day earn her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and become a clinical child/adolescent psychologist.

In her spare time, Britny enjoys painting, watching TV shows and movies, trying new food, dancing, and having interesting conversations with interesting people.


Tanya Jordan
Administrative Assistant


Tanya was born and raised in Wichita Falls.  She has been part of the Campus community for over 13 years working in Dining Services.    She worked for 12 years as an Administrative Assistant with the contracted food service provider before transitioning to Catering Manager.  After a year and half as catering manager she decided to pursue a career elsewhere on campus, which brought her to the Residence Life office.  She has been with us since August 2017 and is extremely excited about the new challenges this position will bring.  She enjoys working with the student population and assisting with their needs as they adjust to campus life.  She has two daughters and three grandchildren.  When she is not working she enjoys reading, watching Rangers baseball and spoiling her grandchildren. 


Mary Lasseter
Administrative Assistant


Mary was born and raised in Illinois, but Texas has become her new home.  Both of her children were born in Wichita Falls and attend MSU as well.

Mary's daughter is a Pre-Vet/Biology Major and plays on the MSU Tennis team.  Mary's son is a Music Major and is involved in Band, Wind Ensemble and other musical events.

Mary is currently pursuing her degree in Accounting while working full-time for Residence Life, where Mary's main role is Room Assignment Coordinator.

Mary worked for a manufacturing company in the city for over 22 years before she started working in her current position at MSU in January, 2009.

She enjoys working with her co-workers and with the students here at the university.   

Mary's spare time consists of attending her children’s events, as well as hockey! Is her favorite sport as she attends as many games in Dallas as she can!