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About ETBU

Meet Vanessa Johnston

"Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21

Vanessa Johnston currently serves as the Student Success Specialist - First Year Experience in Academic Success at East Texas Baptist University. Prior to her current role, Vanessa served as an administrative secretary in the Department of Biology and Chemistry and the School of Humanities. Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from The University of Texas-Dallas, a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University, and a Master of Education in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She currently holds a Texas License in Speech Language Pathology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Prior to joining ETBU Vanessa worked as a Speech Language Pathologist for 8.5 years in the public schools and in a private practice in the DFW area. She has also served as a clinical fellowship supervisor and a graduate student supervisor. Vanessa has a passion for helping students of all ages succeed.