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DoS Staff Contact Information

Below you will find names of our current staff along with e-mail addresses. Along with each staff member's name and title is a brief list of the specific tasks they handle that may be of interest to you. We have also provided general contact information for each area.

Please take this info into consideration when contacting any of our staff. Thanks!

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Office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
phone: 512-471-5017
fax: 512-475-7942

Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Ed.D. (office contact)
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Douglas Garrard, Ed.D. (email)
Senior Associate Dean of Students

  • Oversees Student Activities, Sorority and Fraternity Life, Student Veteran Services and Student Veteran Center

Araceli Nieto (email)
Executive Assistant

  • Manages administrative support for the Dean and central administration
  • Resource and initial contact in managing response to students experiencing a crisis or difficult situation, and in the event of a student death
  • Resource for information on the Office of the Dean of Students and the university

Wanda Brune (email)
Administrative Associate

  • Administrative support for the Dean's area
  • Liases between Educational Psychology Department and Office of the Dean of Students
  • Administrative support for EDP classes

Sandra Coronado (email)
Administrative Associate

Sara LeStrange (email)
Manager of Communications

Vicki Wooten
Administrative Associate


The DoS
Research Institute
phone: 512-471-5017
fax: 512-475-7942
Web site

Audrey Sorrells, Ph.D. (email)
Associate Dean of Students for Research
Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education

  • Oversees the DoS Research Initiative, leading and conducting research and professional development that inform programs and services in these areas: Leadership and Ethics, Civic Responsibility, Intercultural Education, Student Development, and Academic Success
  • Develops academic, interagency and community-based partnerships and networks that generate and disseminate empirically validated knowledge and practices in postsecondary access, persistence and completion for diverse and at risk students
  • Seeks internal and external funding to insure development, growth, efficacy and sustainability of programs and services
  • Serves as a liaison between the Office of the Dean of Students and university professors and staff
  • Creates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research and student development in postsecondary education

Jessica Carter, M.Ed. (email)
Graduate Research Assistant and Undergraduate Student Research Coordinator

Kathleen Glynn (email)
Research Intern

Rachel Wulbert, M.Ed. (email)
Graduate Research Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator


Leadership and Ethics Institute
phone: 512-232-5163
fax: 512-471-6273
Web site

Smita S. Ruzicka, Ph.D. (email)
Assistant Dean of Students, The University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute

  • Oversees the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute
  • Co-instructor, EDP 369K: Student Organizational Leadership
  • Supervises the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute staff
  • Co-facilitates various leadership programs
  • Coordinator and Co-Instructor of the Intergroup Dialogue Program and Classes
  • Lecturer – Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education

DeAunderia N. Bowens, Ph.D. (email)
Director of Academic Leadership Initiatives

  • Oversees the 360 Connection program for the Division of Student Affairs
  • Coordinates 360 mentor training for the Division of Student Affairs
  • Coordinator and Co-Instructor of the Intergroup Dialogue Program and Classes
  • Co-instructor, EDP 369K: Student Organizational Leadership
  • Co-facilitates various leadership programs

Jared Hopper (email)
Coordinator of Leadership Development

Stacie Lizcano (email)
Administrative Associate

Reed C. Rallojay (email)
Assistant Director, the Leadership and Ethics Institute

  • Coordinates the Earn Your Orange program
  • Oversees the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute first-year academic initiatives
  • Supervises the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute Staff
  • Supervises the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute Graduate Assistant
  • Co-facilitates various leadership programs
  • Researches leadership opportunities and conduct benchmark studies

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Coordinator of Leadership Development, the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute

  • Co-instructor, EDP 369K: Student Organizational Leadership (fall and spring)
  • Co-advisor, the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute Student Leadership Coordination Team
  • Supervises the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute interns
  • Co-facilitates various leadership programs
  • Researches leadership opportunities and conduct benchmark studies

Legal Services for Students
phone: 512-471-7796
fax: 512-471-8625
Web site

Raymond Schiflett (email)
Director, Attorney

  • Oversees Legal Services for Students, which provides accurate and useful legal advice to students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Legal Services for Students handles disputes, which involve: Landlord-Tenant Law, alcohol-related offenses, Employment Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, negligence, Estate Law, and Family Law
  • Leads outreach and public education programming initiatives such as public presentations to teach students about their rights and responsibilities
  • Listens to clients and advocates for their needs
  • Serves as a leader in regional and national legal services for students organizations, building relationships and knowledge to better serve the needs of clients at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A. 1974
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. 1977

Tom Butler (email)
Assistant Director, Attorney

  • Chief Civil Litigation attorney
  • Specializes in Bankruptcy Law
  • University of Texas, B.A. 1970
  • University of Houston School of Law, J.D. 1974

Sylvia Holmes (email)
Associate Director

  • Specializes in Criminal Law
  • University of Texas, B.B.A. 2003
  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. 2006

Brenda Hernandez (email)
Legal Secretary

  • Legal Secretary for all attorneys
  • Notary Public

Legislative Student Organizations
phone: 512-471-3166
fax: 512-471-3408
Web site

Veronica Cantu (email)
Accounting Clerk III

  • Account transactions and reconciliations for Student Government and Senate of College Councils

Becky Carreon (email)
Senior Administrative Associate

  • Office manager and administrative support for Student Government and Senate of College Councils
  • Notary Public

Alex Kappus (email)
Deputy to the Dean of Students

  • Serves as the deputy advisor to the Senate of College Councils and Student Government
  • Provides programming and leadership development support for legislative student organizations
  • Assists student leaders with the coordination and administration of campus-wide elections
  • Coordinates hazing investigations and the administration of mutual agreements for the Office of the Dean of Students

Office Management
phone: 512-471-1201
fax: 512-471-7833

Cheryl Pyle (email)
Administrative Services Officer I

  • Oversees Office Management
  • Supervises publication production, computer programming and network administration
  • Develops and manages office budgets and expenditures
  • Processes appointments for permanent staff

Kimberly Barnett (email)
Events Manager

Peter Flynn (email)
Desktop Support Specialist

  • Tech support to office staff and student organizations supported by the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Government
  • Maintains Dean of Students computer network

Darlene Mitchell (email)
Executive Assistant/SSB Building Manager

  • Manages/coordinates day-to-day operation of the Student Services Building

Steve Preiss (email)
Sr. Software Developer/Analyst

  • Manages technology services
  • Develops and maintains software systems
  • Server administrator
  • Special projects

Miles Sapp (email)
Webmaster

  • Designs and codes DoS and area websites
  • Maintains content management system for Student Government and Freshman Leadership Organization websites
  • Manages Behavior Concerns Advice Line online form
  • Maintains Critical Incident Response Team website

Robert G. Vargas (email)
Administrative Associate

  • Departmental accounting, purchasing and travel
  • Hourly staff appointments and payroll

Michael Velasquez (email)
Building Attendant II

  • Assists SSB Manager and users in the day-to-day operation of the Student Services Building

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Senior Graphic Designer/Communications Coordinator

  • Design, layout and pre-press on all DoS print publications
  • Coordinates internal and external communications
  • Assists with Web content review and updates for all areas

Sorority and Fraternity Life
phone: 512-471-9700
fax: 512-471-6273
Web site

Phil Butler (email)
Terry Scholars Coordinator | Sorority and Fraternity Life Advisor

  • Advisor, Interfraternity Council and Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Co-Instructor, Greek Leadership Issues Course
  • Coordinator, Area Programs

Jaden Felix (email)
Terry Scholars Coordinator | Sorority and Fraternity Life Advisor

  • Advisor, Latino Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Co-Instructor, Greek Leadership Issues course
  • Coordinator, Area Programs

Marilyn Russell (email)
Coordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Life

  • Advisor, University Panhellenic Council
  • Co-Instructor, Greek Leadership Course
  • Coordinator, Area Programs

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Assistant Dean of Students

  • Oversees Sorority and Fraternity Life (SFL)
  • Co-instructor of Intergroup Dialogue and Greek Leadership Issues Courses
  • Co-coordinator of area programs related to diversity, social justice, social responsibility, community building and leadership development

vacant
Administrative Associate

  • General Administrative Support for the area

Student Activities
phone: 512-471-3065
fax: 512-471-6273
Web site

Susan E. Buckenmeyer (email)
Assistant Director, Assessment Coordinator

  • Pillars of the Forty Acres coordinator
  • Questions about student organization policy
  • Consultation with registered student organizations for indoor/outdoor events and event planning

Elisa Ramos (email)
Assistant Director, Student Organization Center Manager

  • Manager, Student Organization Center
  • Student organization registration
  • Questions about student organization policy
  • Consultation with registered student organizations for indoor/outdoor events and event planning

Kyle St. Nicholas (email)
Student Organization Policy Advisor, Marketing and Outreach

  • Coordinates area outreach and communications
  • Questions about student organization policy
  • Consultations with registered student organizations for indoor/outdoor events and event planning

Joanna Pope (email)
Administrative Associate

  • Reception, phone and administrative support for Student Activities

Bibi Moghani (email)
Graduate Assistant, Dean's Squad

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Assistant Dean of Students

  • Serves as a resource to all students as they develop skills in leadership, event planning, and involvement on campus
  • Oversees Student Activities
  • Supervises Program Safety Education Services
  • Leads the Policy Team

vacant
Student Organization Policy Advisor, Safety Education

  • Coordinates registered student organization risk management and safety education program
  • Questions about student organization policy
  • Consultations with registered student organizations for indoor/outdoor events and event planning

vacant
Student Organization Policy Advisor, Facilities Coordinator

  • Room reservations and work orders for registered student organizations
  • Questions about student organization policy
  • Consultations with registered student organizations for indoor/outdoor events and event planning

Student Emergency Services
phone: 512-471-5017
fax: 512-475-7942
Web site

LaToya Hill, Ph.D. (email)
Associate Dean of Student Conduct and Emergency Services

  • Oversees Student Emergency Services and Student Judicial Services
  • Oversees and administers the Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)
  • Liaison to the Department of Athletics and the College of Graduate Studies

Christa F. López (email)
Associate Director

  • Title IX Deputy
  • Liaison to the International Office and the University Interfaith Council

Luis Quintero (email)
Coordinator

  • Liaison to the Division of Housing and Food Service

Krista Anderson (email)
Coordinator

  • Liaison to the Division of Housing and Food Service

David Chambers (email)
Coordinator

  • Liaison to the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD)

Student Judicial Services
phone: 512-471-2841
fax: 512-475-7942
Web site

LaToya Hill, Ph.D. (email)
Associate Dean of Students, Student Conduct and Emergency Services

  • Oversees Student Judicial Services (SJS)
  • Supervises the university's disciplinary process, including the resolution of academic integrity and general misconduct violations with an emphasis on the student's ethical development
  • Serves as a community resource on student conduct and ethical development, the Institutional Rules, and the Student Conduct Advisory Committee

Jason J. Thibodeaux (email)
Director

  • Provides primary support for all student conduct related matters
  • Responsible for the oversight and administration of the Student Organization Discipline process
  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development
  • Provides primary leadership on technology-based initiatives for the unit

Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez (email)
Associate Director

  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development
  • Provides support and oversight of Clery Act reporting requirements
  • Coordinates assessment initiatives for Student Judicial Services

Cynthia Aranda (email)
Student Conduct Case Manager

  • Assists with the management of cases and provides general administrative support for Student Judicial Services

Kellie Bennett (email)
Student Conduct Specialist

  • Assists with student organizational discipline investigations
  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development

Arlin A. Fernandez (email)
Student Conduct Specialist - Division of Housing and Food Service Liaison

  • Serves as the unit's primary contact with the Division of Housing and Food Service and provides support, guidance, and training for conduct-related matters in housing
  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development

Robert Richardson (email)
Student Conduct Specialist

  • Serves as the primary advisor of the Student Conduct Advisory Committee (SCAC)
  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development

Melissa Wommack (email)
Student Conduct Specialist

  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development

Mihran Aroian (email)
DoS Faculty-in-Residence with SJS & Department of Management, McCombs School of Business

  • Supports collaborative relationships between academic affairs and student affairs by supporting partnerships and outreach related to issues of academic integrity at the University
  • Provides the faculty perspective to pending SJS initiatives and cases pertaining to academic integrity

Norma E. Serrato (email)
Senior Administrative Associate

  • Provides general administrative support for Student Judicial Services

Sara Miller (email)
Graduate Assistant

  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development

Jordyn Harrison (email)
Graduate Assistant

  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development

Sarah Ishmael (email)
Graduate Assistant

  • Assists with student organizational discipline investigations
  • Adjudicates allegations of student misconduct with an emphasis on the student's ethical development

Student Veteran Services
phone: 512-232-2835
fax: 512-471-7833
Web site

Douglas Garrard, Ed.D. (email)
Senior Associate Dean of Students

  • Oversees Student Activities, Sorority and Fraternity Life, Student Veteran Services and Student Veteran Center

Jeremiah Gunderson (email)
Coordinator of Student Veteran Services

Jeffrey D. Moe, M.A., LMSW (email)
Student Veteran Outreach Coordinator | Counselor

  • Offers confidential counseling and consultations to military veterans of any era who are enrolled full-time or part-time at UT Austin

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Director of Student Veteran Services

  • Offers immediate and on-going support to student veterans, prospective student veterans and military personnel
  • Provides students with comprehensive referral services to campus and community resources
  • Advises Student Veteran Association
  • Serves as the University liaison to State and Federal agencies as it relates to veteran benefits