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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 has been at East Texas Baptist University since 2019 and currently serves as the Student Success Specialist for First Year Experience in Academic Success. 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 is currently pursuing a Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. In addition to her role in Academic Success, she teaches courses in Speech-Language Pathology. Vanessa 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 9 years. 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.