Student Activities Staff


Kathy Liles

Administrative Assistant

Kathy has worked in the Student Activities Office for 7 years.  She enjoys interacting with the students and lending a helping hand where ever she is needed. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

Sarah Johnson

Student Activities Coordinator

Sarah holds a bachelors degree from Northeastern State University and is also pursuing a masters in Higher Education Administration/Student Personnel from Northeastern State. She started her career in higher education as a recruiter and has had previous experience serving as the advisor for Rookie Bridge Camp in 2010. She enjoys helping students become more involved on campus in order to find what they are truly interested in and to help develop their leadership potential. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and practicing photography.

Courtney George

Student Orientation and Leadership Coordinator 

Courtney graduated from Kansas State University with a M.S. in Counseling and Student Development and from Emporia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and a minor in Leadership. She then worked as the Bill Riley Leadership Fellow for the Kansas 4-H Foundation before attending graduate school at Kansas State University. While at Kansas State, Courtney worked as the graduate assistant in the Office of Student Activities and Services facilitating development workshops and events for student organizations and advising student government. In addition, she also worked at Black Hills State University as the Student Life Intern assisting with all aspects of student life including orientation, welcome week, student organizations, homecoming, and co-teaching two courses. Prior to joining the Student Activities Office at NSU, Courtney worked at The University of Alabama coordinating leadership programs and advising homecoming and SGA. Courtney enjoys working with incoming students to help them get adjusted to campus life, as well as getting engaged and involved in various opportunities. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading.

Helen Lahrman

Greek Life Coordinator 

Helen graduated from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) with a M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education in May 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from Franklin College in Franklin, In., where she also played basketball and joined Pi Beta Phi. Before starting at Northeastern State University, Helen was a graduate assistant for multicultural and retention services at Pikes Peak Community College. And in the summer of 2013 she was hired as the graduate assistant for Greek life at UCCS where she advised their panhellenic council and the all-Greek council. She enjoys working with the fraternity and sorority members because of their passion and commitment towards their organization, campus, and community. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, working out, traveling, and being around loved ones

Chris Adney

Student Activities Director

Chris is a proud Northeastern alumnus. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Developmental Psychology in 2004 and a Masters of Science in College Teaching/Student Personnel Services in 2007. He has been employed at NSU for 9 years. Chris most recently served as the Assistant Director of First-Year Experience before making the move to the Office of Student Activities. He coordinated new student orientation programs and an academic orientation course for all new freshmen entering Northeastern. He has a family that includes his wife Heather, daughter Morgyn and son Maddox. Chris is passionate about working with students to afford them the most advantageous opportunities possible. In his spare time, he loves to hunt, fish and spend time with his family.