Staff Bios

Sally Foster 

Sally serves as assistant dean for student engagement for the college. She oversees strategic planning, programs, and services for College Life, the Honors Residential Experience, and the Center for Personal Development. Sally has over twenty years of experience in higher education student affairs and career development. Her undergraduate degree is in psychology and her graduate degree is in mental health counseling. Before joining the Lewis Honors College in 2017, Sally served as the founding director of the Graham Office of Career Management at the Gatton College of Business & Economics at the University of Kentucky. Prior to that, her role within the university was as director of MBA Career Services. Sally also brings experience from the private liberal arts environment from her time at Asbury University where she served as the director of career services.  

Credentials that Sally has include being a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors and a Certified Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association. 


Ramla Osman Miller 

Ramla serves as the associate director for the Center for Personal Development. She provides leadership for the Center for Personal Development which provides programs and individual counseling services to support students as they explore their purpose and grow personally and professionally. Ramla has worked in K-12 education and higher education for over 14 years. Her undergraduate degree is in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Mars Hill University. She earned her Master of Science in Educational Counseling from the University of Memphis. Before joining Lewis Honors College in 2018, Ramla was a high school counselor in Memphis, Tennessee. Ramla's professional experience also includes career services and recruitment.

Credentials that Ramla has earned include being a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors, MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), Strong Interest Inventory and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification credential by the Center for Credentialing and Education.   

Ramla is currently serving on the following committees: D&I Committee for BGSHRM, Steering Committee for the Emerging Leaders with Commerce Lexington and was selected for the 2022/2023 Leadership Lexington Class. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, hiking and traveling. 


Tamika Tompoulidis 

Tamika is a personal development counselor and serves as the external partnerships associate for the Center for Personal Development. She is the team lead for external relationship management with alumni, employers, and graduate schools. Her programming includes co-leading the Early Assurance Program (EAP) in conjunction with the UK College of Medicine and managing the Honors Alumni Mentoring Program. Before joining the Lewis Honors College, Tamika was a lecturer and student affairs coordinator for the UK College of Communications. She continues to teach public speaking, interpersonal communication, and career development classes for UK. Outside of UK, Tamika completed the Lexington Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lexington Class of 2021 and serves on the advisory board for a Greek-American nonprofit called the National Hellenic Student Association. Tamika earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Communication from the University of Kentucky.  

Credentials that Tamika has earned include the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) certifications.    


Aryn Wright

Aryn is a personal development counselor for the Center for
Personal Development and focuses on professional polish with students. 
Her role is to help students in career development and professional presence focusing on topics such as nonverbal communication, 
public speaking, and proper business etiquette.  

Aryn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degrees from the University of Louisville. Before joining Lewis Honors College, Aryn was an academic advisor at St. Cloud Technical and Community College and an event manager at St. Cloud State University for The Smithsonian Exhibition, The Bias Inside Us. She has prior experience providing mental health counseling, to a variety of client populations, through non-profit agencies and higher education settings. She is currently working towards her Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certification. Outside of work, Aryn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog HoneyBee, hiking, working out, and reading.