College Administration

 

Dr. Randy Bomer

Dean

Randy Bomer

 

Responsibilities of the Dean

  • Chief academic officer of the College
  • Responsible for the College Mission and Strategic Plan
  • Provide leadership for effectiveness in the College
  • Responsible for the functions of the College
    • Research and scholarship
    • Teaching and learning
    • Service and engagement
  • Promote excellence in all undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Work with and supervise associate /assistant deans and department chairs
  • Serve as the College advocate and representative to the central administration, professional groups, and the community
  • Support the University mission, goals, and strategic plan
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Dr. Bertina Combes

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research

Bertina Combes

Faculty Profile

Responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research

  • College Curriculum Committee
  • Dean’s Representative to University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Dean’s Representative to the Graduate Council
  • Faculty Information System
  • Tenure and Promotion (Mentoring, Workshops, POWER Hour)
  • Graduate Student Affairs
  • Undergraduate Student Affairs
  • Liaison to the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) – supported Intramural Grants & Awards
  • College Research Officers

Dr. Pamela Harrell

Associate Dean for Administration

Pamela Harrell

Faculty Profile

 

Responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Administration

  • Assessment reports (e.g., Title 2, USNWR, SACS)
  • Analysis and monitoring of department and college strategic plan, goals, and objectives
  • Oversight of facilities and special services (e.g., technology, special programs, communications)
  • Personnel matters (e.g., recognition, climate, growth plans, policy compliance)
  • Expanding information resources (e.g., student success, placement, alumni)
  • Backup for finance and budget

Dr. Alexandra Leavell

Associate Dean for Educator Preparation Programs

Alexandra Leavell

Faculty Profile

Responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation Programs

  • Coordinating with SAO and TexES Advising Office for certifying educators
  • Oversight of the Clinical Practice Office
  • Liaising with TEA and other state agencies on policies related to educator preparation
  • Leading efforts at continuous improvement of practitioner programs
  • CAEP annual reporting and improvement processes
  • Support for research about programs, students, and school partnerships
  • Dean’s Representative to Texas groups collaborating on teacher education

Dr. Gwenn Pasco

Assistant Dean for Educator Certification and Undergraduate Academic Services

Gwenn Pasco

Responsibilities of the Assistant Dean for Educator Certification and Undergraduate Academic Services

  • Director of the Student Advising Office (SAO)
  • Oversees TExES Advising Office (TAO)
  • Orientations: Freshman, Transfer, Parent
  • Preview Days and Prospective Student Recruitment
  • Communicates with state agencies, TEA, SBEC, and provides data collection for state and federal reports and mandates
  • Recommends graduates and undergraduates for initial and supplemental certifications
  • Coordinates with departments about student and academic affairs
  • Advising Task Force Committee member
  • Administration of College Commencement

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Senior Academic Budget Officer

 

Responsibilities of the Senior Academic Budget Officer

  • Oversees and reconciles budgets
  • Approves and signs all HRM forms and budgetary transfers
  • Records and manages faculty and staff records
  • Compiles enrollments and semester credit hours reports
  • Building Representative for Matthews Hall

DeeAnna Oliveira

College Research Officer

Responsibilities of the College Research Officer

  • Initial contact for grant initiation
  • Assistance in finding appropriate grants
  • Pre- and post-grant budgets
  • Grant budget processing support and tracking

Ms. Jo Monahan

Embedded Librarian

Jo Monahan

Responsibilities of the Embedded Librarian

  • Support information needs of faculty and students
  • Provide group or individual instruction on use of information resources
  • Support literature reviews and data storage related to grant writing

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