Staff Profile: Lisa Turner

Staff Position: Director for Advancement Services and Events and Assistant to the Vice President

Hometown: Houston, Texas

How long have you been with Schreiner? I have been employed at Schreiner for 5 years on August 14.

Where were you prior? Facilities Manager and Recruiting Coordinator for Houston law firm (McFall, Sherwood & Sheehy for six years); and Staffing Specialist for Houston Employment Agency.

What do you like best about Schreiner University? Our students are terrific!

What do you like best about your position at Schreiner? I enjoy the challenging work and opportunity to learn. The job provides me the chance to interact with everyone -- students, staff, faculty, constituents and board members. The work environment is fantastic! I am very fortunate to work with such wonderful people.

What Schreiner events do you enjoy? My favorite events are the Christmas Tea, Great Conversations, and anything featuring our faculty members.

Favorite food: Desserts, especially chocolate; Mexican food and sushi.

Favorite books: "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

Favorite vacation spot: Island of Kauai is breath taking -- huge rainbows, beautiful flowers, lush gardens, great beaches and crystal clear water.

What do you like to do during your weekends? I like to relax by reading books and magazines, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Is there any particular advice you would give to students? Embrace the college experience -- take the time to get involved with activities and establish relationships with fellow students and professors.