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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 currently serves as the  Student Success Specialist - First Year Experience in Academic Success at East Texas Baptist University. 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 ASHA. 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. She is married to Jeremy Johnston who currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment at ETBU.