The Division of Student Affairs is committed to growing and engaging students outside of the classroom.  We encourage self exploration and to thoughtfully embrace differences.  We strive to make our communities better and live in a manner that is characterized by mutual respect and civility.  Helping students feel supported and cared for are hallmarks in each one of our Departments.  We also hope to laugh and be authentic so that our students feel comfortable to do so also. 

Student life at TFC is filled with opportunities to get involved, develop a sense of independence and resiliency, and live with others from different backgrounds as well as those who share a common purpose. 

The Division of Student Affairs invites all students to get involved and make a positive impact in the world around them.  We're here to help you do just that.

To develop students holistically through programs and initiatives that promote a dynamic Christ centered community.

Humility, Community, Integrity, Excellence, Service, Respect, Learning

Serving students through
people and departments

Dedicated staff and strategic programs helps keep students involved and learning outside of the classroom.



Supporting students through
care and adventure

Accountability combined with an adventurous community helps create a healthy environment for students. 


Dr. Ken Gassiot
Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Gassiot serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs and is responsible for Housing & Residence Life, Culinary Services, Career Development Center, Student Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Leadership and Service, Student Government Association, and Athletics.  Additional responsibilities include oversight of Title IX efforts and institutional retention.

Dr. Gassiot also assists with on-site reaffirmation committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is highly involved in NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education).  Dr. Gassiot is a native and diehard Texan, has an eclectic music playlist, and enjoys almost anything outdoors.

Emily Sprowls
Director | Housing and Residence Life

Emily oversees student housing, residence hall programming and initiatives, new student orientation, student conduct and disciplinary procedures. Emily previously worked in the Office of Admissions at TFC for 5 years and began serving as Director fo Housing and Residence Life in August 2013.

Emily also serves as an Online Adjunct Professor at TFC. Emily holds a membership with the Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD) and enjoys exploring topics pertaining to residence life strategies and student retention. Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and son, Luke.

Faith Newey
Director | Leadership and Service


Jon Kerr
Director | Career and Counseling Services


Marcia Walker
Director | Student Health Services


Mellissa Dalbora
Director | Culinary Services