Your Counselors

Our Admissions team is here to help you through the entire process, from your very first question until the day you step foot onto campus to move in!

Get to know our team and find your admissions counselor below! 

First-Year Counselors

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Ashton Dicke
First-Year Admissions Counselor

Serving students from Dallas, Collin, and Rockwall Counties

Name: Ashton Dicke

Education: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, pursuing a STEM Master of Business Administration in Marketing

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is the community. From the second I walked on campus, I felt right at home and knew there was something different about this campus.

Favorite Scripture: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:23

Hobbies: Shopping, hanging out with friends, and watching Friends

Email: adicke@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-7250


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Ethan Murdoch
First-Year Admissions Counselor

Serving students from West Texas

Name: Ethan Murdoch

Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's in Marketing

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love that we are Christ-centered and driven to pursue higher education! I believe these to be the most important things you can do in your life, and to find a place with both is just amazing!

Favorite Scripture: "That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither–whatever they do prospers." - Psalms 1:3

Hobbies: Playing and watching soccer, finding new music, singing, serving at church, and watching only the best movies

Email: ethanm@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-5593


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 Joseph Alcazar
Coordinator of Homeschool Relations

Serving Homeschool and Out of State students

Name: Joseph Alcazar

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love the professors. Even since graduating, every professor I took still knows my name and asks how I am doing, years after I took their classes.

Favorite Scripture: "See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." - Matthew 6:28b-29

Hobbies: Time with family and friends, board and video games, a good book, and movie nights

Email: jalcazar@dbu.edu 

Phone: (214) 333-5695


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 Reagan Reese
First-Year Admissions Counselor

Serving students from Houston & South Texas

Name: Reagan Reese

Education: Pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication in Organizational Communication Management

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is Campus Life events. My best college memories were made at these events along with being a member of Greek Life.

Favorite Scripture: "You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near." - James 5:8

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, serving at my church, playing recreational sports, and thrifting

Email: reaganr@dbu.edu 

Phone: (214) 333-5292


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 Kaci Kennedy
Junior Admissions Counselor

Serving juniors in high school with last names beginning with A-L

Name: Kaci Kennedy

Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's in Christian Studies

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is that, when I first came on campus, I felt included and at home. The community here is very encouraging for everyone in everything they do, whether that is school or their walk with the Lord.

Favorite Scripture: "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." - James 1:19

Hobbies: Doing puzzles with friends, cooking, and spending time with my friends and family

Email: kkennedy4337@dbu.edu 

Phone: (214) 333-5663


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Ximena Rodriguez
Junior Admissions Counselor

Serving juniors in high school with last names beginning with M-Z

Name: Ximena Rodriguez

Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's in Intercultural Studies (Missions)

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is the opportunities that it has afforded me as a Hispanic student! The leadership at DBU truly wants to see students succeed, and I know that is what has made this place feel like home!

Favorite Scripture: "and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." - Matthew 28:20 

Hobbies: Traveling, leading worship, watching "Gilmore Girls," doing puzzles with friends, and going to Texas Roadhouse after work

Email: ximenar@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-5227


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 Mattie Fisher
First-Year Admissions Counselor

Serving students from East & Central Texas

Name: Mattie Fisher

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is the community. During my time at DBU, I have met my closest friends and so many people who have pushed me to grow closer to Christ. Everyone at DBU cares deeply for one another, and it really is one big family!

Favorite Scripture: "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." - Psalm 16:11

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, watching movies, going to coffee shops, and spending time outside

Email: mafisher@dbu.edu 

Phone: (214) 333-6875

Transfer Counselors

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 Lane Cabler
Transfer Admissions Counselor

Name: Lane Cabler

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Business with an Emphasis in Worship Leadership

Favorite Thing about DBU: Christ-centered friendships have always been my favorite part of DBU! The people here push me every day to be more like Jesus, and we have a ton of fun along the way!

Favorite Scripture: "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23

Hobbies: Singing, line-dancing, Sonic runs, and going on long walks

Email: lcabler@dbu.edu 

Phone: (214) 333-7233

Enrollment Partnerships

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Greyson Goebel
Admissions Counselor for the Honors Scholars Academy

Serving students interested in DBU's dual-credit program, the Honors Scholars Academy

Name: Greyson Goebel

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is the atmosphere on campus. From the professors to the students, it's hard to miss the genuine level of care that is ever-present, regardless of what you're doing or where you are.

Favorite Scripture: “'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." - Revelation 21:4

Hobbies: Exploring national parks, collecting Legos, watching movies, and spending time with friends

Email: ggoebel@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-7499


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Mariana de Almeida Martinez
Admissions Counselor for Enrollment Partnerships

Serving students from DBU's partner organizations

Name: Mariana Martinez

Education: Pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is the Christ-centered mindset embodied in every building, event, class, and moment at DBU. I enjoy the opportunity to meet the students, talk about DBU, and hear about their impressions and sense of peace when on campus. The Christ-centered mindset elevates every aspect of DBU to its highest quality of experience.

Favorite Scripture: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." - Psalm 32:8

Hobbies: Traveling, investing quality time with family and friends, playing instruments (especially bass), ice cream, and sleeping!

Email: mdealmeida@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-5491


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Colby Caffey
Director of Enrollment Partnerships

Serving members of DBU's partner organizations

Name: Colby Caffey

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Divinity

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is that it is truly focused on Kingdom work! It is so fulfilling to be a part of an institution that does not stray away from its biblical convictions and desires to equip servant leaders that will go out as representatives of Christ in all parts of the world.

Favorite Scripture: “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” - Psalm 25:4-5

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, watching my son play baseball, trying out new restaurants, reading, and traveling

Email: colby.caffey@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-5722

Directors

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Al Fowler
Director of Recruitment

First Year

Serving students from South Texas Valley

Name: Al Fowler

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Religion

Favorite Thing about DBU: The community on campus genuinely feels like one big family of believers. You will feel at home the minute you step onto this campus.

Favorite Scripture: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:34

Hobbies: Watching sports, reading, working out, and traveling with my wife

Email: al.fowler@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-5489


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Angie Cagle
Director of Campus Visits and Parent Services

Name: Angie Cagle

Education: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

Favorite Thing about DBU: DBU has a lot of favorites for me, but my top favorite is getting to know the students and their parents. There are so many personalities and strong Christian students that help make this campus such an extraordinary place to live and work. It is a joy to tell parents what wonderful students we have on campus and give them peace of mind about leaving their students in our care.

Favorite Scripture: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

Hobbies: Spending time with family, singing, working in the yard and walking.

Email: angie@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-7158


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Jordan McGowen
Director of Recruitment

Transfer and Adult

Name: Jordan McGowen

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Master of Business Administration in Technology and Engineering Management

Favorite Thing about DBU: The family atmosphere

Favorite Scripture: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” - Proverbs 4:23

Hobbies: Outdoor activities, hanging out with family, attending sporting events

Email: jmcgowen@dbu.edu

Phone: (214) 333-5809


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Kim English
Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Services

Serving student-athletes

Name: Kim English

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Pre-Law; pursuing a Master of Arts in Sports Management

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love how Christ is the center of everything we do on campus. Being a part of creating someone’s life journey with Christ and their future has been the best blessing.

Favorite Scripture: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

Hobbies: Coaching softball, spending time with my family, and any outdoor sporting event

Email: kimberlye@dbu.edu 

Phone: (214) 333-7247