Andrea Adams Shimek
Administrative Assistant III
108B Hines Academic Center
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 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.
Courtney Graham is the Administrative Assistant II in the School of Criminal Justice, primarily working for Dr. Jennings and Dr. Bowman with the Doctoral and Masters Programs in the School of Criminal Justice. Courtney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Rhetoric from the University of North Texas in 2016. She received her Master of Arts in International Studies here at Texas State University in May 2018.