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The Admissions team at Harris-Stowe State University is dedicated to assisting you or your student with the admissions application process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.


Tammy Clubbs, Interim Director of Admissions, International Counselor
Henry Givens Administration Building, Room 009

Cahokia, Illinois
  BS, Computer Programming & Systems Analysis, Vatterott College
Joined the HSSU Staff: 
Traveling, amusement parks, reading, scrapbooking, and listening to live music
Favorite Place to Eat in St. Louis:
Rosalita’s Cantina always delivers a wonderful TexMex meal!

Leslie Parker, Admissions Counselor
Phone: 314.340.3303
Office: Henry Givens Administration Building, Room 009
Recruitment Territory: First-Time Freshmen (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin); Missouri Counties (Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Cape Girardeau, Caldwell, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, Dekalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan, Worth)

Hometown:  Forrest City, Arkansas
Education:  B.S.B.A. in Economics, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; B.S.B.A. in Management, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Joined the HSSU Staff: 2017
Hobbies: Baseball, Basketball, Golfing, Yoga, and the Outdoors
Why I chose Harris-Stowe State University: I have always been passionate about people obtaining higher education.  Harris-Stowe felt like a family environment and a place where students would never be in search of resources or people who genuinely cared about them succeeding inside and outside of the classroom.  I just really wanted to let students know that there was a place where a second chance was valued just as much as the first.
Fun fact: I built an entire model city out of cardboard and plastic bottles as a recycling project.

Veneshia D. Lee, Student Experience Coordinator

Phone: 314.340-3300
Office: Henry Givens Administration Building, Room 009
Recruitment Role: Scheduling campus tours and managing the Student Ambassador Program

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Education: BS, Organizational Psychology, Minor in Management, The University of Central Missouri
Joined the HSSU Staff:  2019
Hobbies: Reading, Dancing, Singing, Volunteering
Why you chose Harris-Stowe State University: I want to build a close relationship with students in order to help them realize their potential. I believe I will be able to best do that in the family oriented environment that is Harris-Stowe State University, Favorite Place to Eat in St. Louis: Any seafood restaurant.

Takara J. Taylor, International and Transfer Admissions Counselor
Phone: 314.446.8991
Office: Henry Givens Administration Building, Room 009
Recruitment Territory: First-Time Freshmen (Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming); Missouri Counties (Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Camden, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clay, Cooper, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Taylor, Morgan, Newton, Ozark, Pettis, Platte, Polk, Ray, Saline, St. Clair, Stone, Vernon, Webster, and Wright.)
Hometown: Park Forest, IL
Education: BS, Exercise Science, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Joined the HSSU Staff:  2019
Hobbies: Dancing, Traveling, Painting & Creating
Why you chose Harris-Stowe State University: Harris-Stowe has always welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like family even before I was a part of the family, so it was only right to serve such an illustrious institution. I strive to be a continuous support for all students and hope to be a great resource. Favorite Place to Eat in St. Louis: De Palm Tree, TKO Grill, Pho Long. Just to name a few!

Bradley Boyer, Data Management Specialist

Phone: 314.340.5973
Office: Henry Givens Administration Building, Room 009
Recruitment Role: Data and application processing

Hometown: Farmington, Missouri
Education: Audio Engineering, Audio Recording Technology Institute
Joined the HSSU Staff: 2017
Hobbies: Playing Guitar, Karaoke, Cooking, Camping, Watching Football
Why I chose Harris-Stowe State University: To assist students in the Admissions process and ensure help is always available
Favorite Place to Eat in St. Louis: Moe’s, Pappy’s, Mod Pizza

Bethany Ferguson
Phone: 314.340-3304
Office: Henry Givens Administration Building, Room 009
Recruitment Role: First-Time Freshmen (Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia); Missouri Counties (Audrain, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Carter, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Maries, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, New Madrid, Oregon, Osage, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, Ralls, Randolph, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Charles, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Stoddard, Texas, Warren, Washington, Wayne)

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Education: BS, Business Administration, Southeast Missouri State University

Hobbies: Event planning, Shopping, Decorating, and Reading

Favorite Place to eat in STL: Wingstop and De Palm Tree

Lance Smith
Phone: 314.340-3305
Office: Henry Givens Administration Building, Room 009
Recruitment Role: Transfer Students and First-Time Freshman (American Samoa, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands)

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This text messaging service gives you the option to subscribe to receive text messages from the Harris-Stowe State University ("HSSU") on your mobile device regarding the HSSU admission process. Subscribing to this service is not required to apply for or gain admission to HSSU.

If you consent to receive text messages from HSSU, the HSSU Office of Admissions will send you periodic texts regarding your application status, financial aid deadlines, and event details. This service is to provide you information via text messaging about matters that HSSU deems helpful and pertinent to the HSSU’s admission process.  

All mobile information you share with HSSU will remain confidential and will only be used by HSSU representatives to assist you in a more efficient manner regarding the admission process.  HSSU does not share phone numbers with external sources.  Other offices, departments, or organizations at HSSU may collect and use information in forms different than described herein, and as such, you should contact the respective department/office for additional information.  

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As technology is ever changing, HSSU cannot guarantee that the information visitors transmit electronically is completely secure.  HSSU makes every effort to protect the privacy of its users, however, HSSU cannot guarantee the security of information that users transmit and users transmit such information at their own risk. Acceptance of this policy is a condition of the use of the text messaging services and users agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.  The resolution of any disputes concerning this policy are subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Missouri.

HSSU may make changes to this policy to comply with necessary legal and regulatory requirements, or in instances where HSSU upgrades or alters its technological services.  HSSU recommends users review its policies occasionally to familiarize themselves with any such changes or alterations.


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