Laura Shackelford, M.Ed.

Director

Laura Shackelford, M.Ed.

Laura Shackelford serves as the Director for the Career Connections Center at Texas Woman’s University. With more than 12 years of experience in higher education and human resources management and a passion for student success, Laura leads a team of 20 professional and part-time staff to cultivate a career culture at TWU. She previously worked for the University of North Texas (UNT) for nearly 4 years within the Career Center, serving in progressively higher-level roles in the department’s leadership team. Laura received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gonzaga University. An advocate for healthy work life integration, Laura is a proud adoptive mother to a beautiful baby boy.

Laura’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder results: Futuristic, Activator, Strategic, Learner, Arranger

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, reading and watching British literature/miniseries, playing Nintendo Switch, kayaking, visiting Disney theme parks, and driving golf carts whenever possible.