About Us

With more than twenty years of combined experience working in higher education, Robert and Christy Shindell bring a unique combination of skills together to help students persist to degree completion in higher education.  

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Christy's Bio

Christy (Cutright) Shindell grew up in Austin and is a graduate of Austin High School, home of the Maroons. While in high school, Christy was a member of the Red Jackets, and the Lady Maroons basketball team. Upon graduation Christy became a “Red Raider”, and moved west to attend Texas Tech University. During her time at Texas Tech she was involved in Greek life, as a Kappa Delta, and continued her passion for athletics by joining the women’s track & field team.


After graduating with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Christy went on to earn her Masters degree in higher education with a focus in student affairs from the College of Education at Texas Tech University. One year prior to graduation, Christy was recruited to become an academic counselor for students with disabilities at Texas Tech.


Christy gained five years of experience in working with student’s in higher education with a variety of disabilities, specializing in attention deficit disorders, and learning disabilities. In 2008 Christy made the move to the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech where she gained valuable experience in academic advising; appropriate course sequencing and course content, as well as, information about graduate school and career opportunities.  She also worked for the University of Texas at Austin in the Office for Studnets with Disabilities.



Robert's Bio

Robert Shindell is originally from Pennsylvania, and later, Cleveland, Ohio, but defiantly “got to Texas just as quick as he could” after earning his Bachelor of Education in 1995 from The University of Toledo’s College of Education. He later earned his Master of Arts in Training and Development in 2002 from Midwestern State University located in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Higher Education Administration program at Texas Tech University with an anticipated graduation date of December 2011.


Over the past 15 years, Robert has successfully served in a variety of professional leadership roles within higher education. He developed career centers at The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering, Midwestern State University and the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Through his innovative approach to career services, The Rawls College of Business Career Management Center achieved the ranking of 28th in BusinessWeek’s national ranking of College of Business career centers in 2007.


Robert has also served as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services at Texas Tech University where he oversaw the areas of recruitment, admissions, financial aid, the visitors center and New Student Orientation.  He has also served as Dean of Enrollment Management for Huston-Tillotson University, a small, private Historically Black College and the oldest institution of higher education in the city of Austin.


Robert’s greatest avocation is to be a positive influence on the college community, providing students not only with a mentor, but also with the skills necessary to succeed and flourish in the careers of their choosing. He is equally committed to the social atmosphere of university campuses across the country, actively involved in PRIme for Life – a nationwide educational program focused on the identification of high-risk student behaviors regarding alcohol consumption. He has facilitated this program for students at over twenty universities across the country.