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!

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First-Year Counselors

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Ariel Banda
Admissions Counselor, First-Year Students from Fort Worth and the Greater Houston Area

Name: Ariel Banda

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Minor in Music Business

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love how Jesus is the center of all we do, from academics and work to relationships and service.

Favorite Scripture: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5

Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, spending time with my family, playing the guitar, and cooking food for friends.


Phone: (214) 333-7246

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Anna Lilly
Admissions Counselor

Name: Anna Lilly

Education: Bachelors in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship

Favorite Thing about DBU: My favorite thing about DBU is that nobody goes unnoticed! You are more than just a number; students, faculty, and staff truly care for each other. It’s hard not to find your people here with so many opportunities to get plugged-in, through Greek Life, Student Life, intramural sports, your dorm hall, or local churches!

Favorite Scripture: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Hobbies: Bullet journaling, painting, playing volleyball, and decorating!


Phone: (214) 333-5491

Transfer Counselors

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Guyton Garland
Transfer Counselor, Transfer Students with Last Name A-L

Name: Guyton Garland

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

Favorite Thing about DBU: Christ-centered education is the focus of what we do as a University. This godly aspiration is both glorifying to God and good for the people of God as they are further equipped for the teaching and expanding of his kingdom. This is easily the most beautiful thing we do while also being the most enriching thing we do.

Favorite Scripture: “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
     'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
      the whole earth is full of his glory.'” Isaiah 6:1-3

Hobbies: Reading, coffee, hunting, and being around people.


Phone: (214) 333-7233

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William Franklin
Admissions Counselor, Transfer Students with Last Name M-Z

Name: William Franklin

Education: Bachelors in Business Administration in Management

Favorite Thing about DBU: DBU genuinely wants the best for all the students who come through their door from the beginning of the admissions process, whether the student decides to come to DBU or not.

Favorite Scripture: “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 

Hobbies: Reading, spending time with friends, trying new restaurants and coffee shops.


Phone: (214) 333-5464


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Kim English
Assistant Director of Student Athlete Services

Name: Kim English

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Minor in Pre-Law, and 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 and being a part of creating someone’s life journey with Christ and their future has been the best blessing.

Favorite Scripture: “The Lord is my Rock, and my Fortress, and my Deliverer...” Psalm 18:2

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


Phone: (214) 333-7247