The RELLIS and Blinn College staff members are dedicated to assisting students both in and out of the classroom and with any questions they may have about registration, advising and common questions about RELLIS and the Bryan-College Station area.
Dr. Nancy Shankle
Associate Vice Chancellor and Provost of the RELLIS Academic Alliance
Dr. Shankle provides executive leadership to the RELLIS Academic Alliance to grow and develop available course and degree offerings. She also works with the current academic staff to oversee enrollment management and student engagement operations.
“I was honored to serve on the steering committee that developed plans for RELLIS. Now I’m thrilled to join the RELLIS Academic Alliance and partner with a wonderful team as we provide our students a distinctive educational experience.”
Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of RELLIS Academic Alliance
Dr. Nelson is primarily responsible for forming and implementing the RELLIS Academic Alliance, including oversight of the Academic Alliance buildings.
“Higher education is changing. The RELLIS Campus can become a national model for that change.”
Executive Dean, RELLIS Campus
Dean Marrs provides administrative direction and coordination for the operational and administrative management of the Blinn College District at the RELLIS Campus.
“I’m humbled to have the privilege to lead the Blinn College Campus at RELLIS and partner with the RELLIS Academic Alliance to offer innovative educational opportunities unlike any other found in our nation.”
Isaiah oversees both the academic and student service areas. He addresses student conduct matters and grievances.
“I am excited for the opportunity to help grow the RELLIS Academic Alliance. Working at RELLIS is both an honor and a challenge, and I look forward to being a part of this innovative campus.”
Manager of Enrollment Services
DaNeetra works directly with other staff members to manage academic recruitment, advising and engagement initiatives for upper-division students at RELLIS. You can often find DaNeetra at events sharing information about RELLIS with prospective students.
“I want to help students find feasible pathways to achieve their dreams. I am enthusiastic about the opportunities RELLIS presents to our community, and I am excited to share what sets RELLIS apart from other educational choices.”
Admissions Coordinator I
Dalton is responsible for facilitating recruitment programs and contributes to increasing the student body at RELLIS. In addition, he conducts tours and coordinates campus visits for prospective students and families.
“I’m excited to have been given this opportunity to impact and inspire prospective students at RELLIS and help them achieve their goals and find their passions. I look forward to helping increase the enrollment and exposure of RELLIS over the course of the academic year.”
Academic Advisor II
Allyssa works directly with the upper-division students at RELLIS to providing academic advising for their educational goals. Together, they develop a plan to ensure students achieve their goals in a timely and efficient manner.
“I am excited about the many opportunities RELLIS provides to students in the area and to be part of a team dedicated to helping students find attainable pathways to achieve their goals.”
Jennifer works directly with the upper-division students at RELLIS in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity to provide academic advising for their educational goals.
You will not find the opportunities for our students on the RELLIS Campus offered anywhere else! I am thrilled to be able to assist our students to gain the knowledge and tools that they will take with them to their future careers and make big impacts in the world!
Rebecca is the on-site academic advisor for freshman and sophomore courses and associate’s degree at the RELLIS Campus. She collaborates with Allyssa to ensure that courses and associate’s degrees will provide a seamless transfer to an upper-division bachelors program. She also provides information for recruiting and admissions, financial aid, veterans processing and payments.
Dr. Rob Marshall
Dr. Marshall is an on-site academic advisor for freshman and sophomore courses and associate’s degree at the RELLIS Campus. He ensures that courses and associate’s degrees will provide a seamless transfer to an upper-division bachelors program.
Student Engagement Coordinator
In his role, Carlos works directly with the study body at RELLIS by overseeing all student organizations, student leader training and the RELLIS Student Advisory Council. Carlos also coordinates new student orientation session and other student engagement events throughout the year.
“Student involvement on a college campus develops people in a way that no other place in the world can, and allows for the various things that students are learning in class to come to life outside the classroom and I enjoy helping to steer that process.”
Gerald Brown III
Student Leadership Activities Coordinator
Gerald works directly with the study body at Blinn-RELLIS by overseeing student organizations. He also coordinates student engagement and recreation events throughout the year.
Administrative Office Staff
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Crystal provides administrative support to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Director at the RELLIS Academic Alliance.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Leigh provides administrative support to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Provost, as well as other staff at the RELLIS Academic Alliance.
Financial and Support Service Coordinator
Lindsey serves as the financial aid liaison between students at RELLIS and all partner institutions. She is also a super-user for information technology systems for the RELLIS Academic Alliance and collects, analyzes and reports data.
Financial Accountant III
Karen serves as the tuition and fee liaison between students at RELLIS and all partner institutions. She is also responsible for financial accounts and financial reporting for the RELLIS Academic Alliance and for student organizations.
Client Systems IT Tech
Eric provides technical support for the Blinn staff at the RELLIS Campus.
Julie provides administrative support to the Executive Dean for Blinn at the RELLIS Campus.