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Kimberly Truesdelle

Kimberly Ann Truesdell
Administrative Assistant II
108A Hines Academic Center
(512) 245-2174

Kim joined the staff of the School of Criminal Justice in August of 2010 after working for the University of Nevada-Reno for 14 years. She is currently the Administrative Assistant II that works with the class schedules, course evaluations, book orders, and assists students in getting into the classes they need. Kim also makes sure that the office has the proper supplies and assists the faculty, students, and other staff with technical needs on computers and other office equipment. She is in the process of earning her bachelor’s degree in the Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies and hopes to graduate in the Fall of 2016. She will then move on to obtain a master’s degree in professional counseling.

Andrew Simek

Andrea Adams Shimek
Administrative Assistant III
108B Hines Academic Center
(512) 245-3332

Mrs. Shimek joined the staff at Texas State University in 1994 as the Administrative Assistant II in the Student Health Center. In 1998, she joined the Advising Center for the College of Applied Arts, which was then newly formed, and there she was instrumental in establishing policies and procedures. She maintained student files, performed general advising of students, verified and processed graduation files, and was a guide and a mentor for Criminal Justice students. In December of 2002, after a short period as temporary Administrative Assistant II, Andi accepted a permanent position in the School of Criminal Justice. She performed all student and classroom related tasks, and worked very closely with students, faculty, the advising center, the Dean’s office, the registrar’s office, and other departments across campus. She also prepared class schedules each semester. In April of 2004, due to her extensive experience, Mrs. Shimek was promoted to her current position, the Administrative Assistant III for the Director of the School of Criminal Justice. Her work is focused on the budgetary and accounting processes related to travel, contracts, hiring, and payroll. Her other duties relate to maintaining smooth administration for the School of Criminal Justice.

Cheri Rowden

Cheri Rowden
Administrative Assistant II
03 Hines Academic Center
(512) 245-2174

Cheri Rowden earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. She joined the School as a member of the adjunct teaching faculty in 2011. In 2012, she transitioned  to her current position in the School’s Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation. In addition to serving as the assistant to Dr. Kim Rossmo, the Center’s Director and University Endowed Chair, Cheri acts as the grant manager for the School of Criminal Justice.