Marketing & Outreach Staff

Marketing & Outreach Staff

Barbara MerloBarbara Merlo, Director
Phone: 254-526-1999 | Email:
Barbara started at CTC in fall of 2003 after 15 years as a military spouse with various marketing and recreation jobs with the Army in California, Kansas and Europe. She has an MS in Advertising from Northwestern and a BS in Journalism from Arkansas State University. She enjoys working on special events and community causes.

Bruce VasbinderBruce Vasbinder, Coordinator
Phone: 254-526-1224 | Email:
Bruce began his CTC career in the summer of 2004 as the Intramural Sports Director in the Physical Education Department. He joined the Marketing & Outreach team in November 2005 with almost 20 years experience in public/community relations from his tenure with Sprint Corporation. He holds a BBA–Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Bruce is also a CTC part-time physical education instructor.

Erica BurtonErica Burton, Web & Digital Media Manager
Phone: 254-526-1470 | Email:
Erica joined the Marketing & Outreach team in March 2006, with a background in web design and graphic design. She was previously the Web Administrator at a local university in New Orleans, where she received her BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. In August 2010, she received her MBA from Texas A&M Central Texas. As a transplant to the Central Texas area from New Orleans, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Donna DuranDonna Duran, Computer Graphics Specialist
Phone: 254-526-1567 | Email:
Donna has been the Computer Graphics Specialist with Desktop Publishing since November 1994. She brought with her 10 years of experience as a Technical Illustrator for a national laboratory. When she’s not creating top-notch CTC publications, she stays busy as a single mom raising her three children.

Kimberley ChristianKimberley Christian, Director, Enrollment Marketing & Outreach
Phone: 254-526-1104 | Email:
Kimberley was born in North York, Ontario, Canada and grew up in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Kimberley moved to Central Texas in July 1997 and is proud to call Texas “home.”  She began working at Central Texas College in May of 2003 and was promoted to Director, Enrollment Marketing & Outreach in November 2010.  She has a BS in Sociology and Minor in Psychology from Texas A & M – Central Texas and is pursuing her Master of Science.  In addition to serving on the Board of Heritage House of Central Texas, Kimberley also serves on the GKCC Public Education Committee and in her spare time enjoys volunteering in the community, traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and gardening.

Chandra WilliamsChandra Williams, Coordinator, Recruitment Communications
Phone: 254-526-1227 | Email:
Chandra began working at Central Texas College in September 2005. In June 2014, she joined the Marketing & Outreach Department as Coordinator, NCPACE & International Recruiting & Retention. Chandra has earned an Associate’s Degree and two certificates from Central Texas College and plans to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree. Chandra enjoys spending her spare time with family, dancing and listening to music.

Fred CorbinFred Corbin, Computer Graphics Specialist
Phone: 254-526-1784 | Email:
Fred started working at Central Texas College in August of 2016 as a Graphic Design Specialist. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and advertisement. While increasing his skills in design, he also enjoys comic collecting and animation.

Janecze WrightJanecze Wright, Coordinator, Marketing Communications
Phone: 254-526-1223 | Email:
Janecze joined the Marketing & Outreach team in February 2017. She is an Army Veteran originally from Kansas City, Missouri who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Fairbanks Alaska and a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communication from Liberty University. Janecze is also a proud Breast Cancer Survivor and enjoys participating in various Breast Cancer Awareness events as well as reading and traveling.

Leigh RiggsLeigh Greenthaner, Digital Video Specialist
Phone: 254-526-1400 | Email:
Leigh joined the Marketing & Outreach team in August 2018. She graduated from Central Texas College in 2016 with an Associate’s Degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting/ Video Production. Shortly after, she worked at KNCT for one year as a Producer/Director before taking on her new position. She is from the small town of San Saba, Texas, and she loves camping, hiking, traveling, and many geeky vampire movies.