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

 

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 – supported Intramural Grants & Awards
  • College Research Officers

Dr. Pamela Harrell

Associate Dean for Administration and Assessment

Pamela Harrell

Faculty Profile

 

Responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Administration and Assessment

  • 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 Academic Affairs

Gwenn Pasco

Responsibilities of the Assistant Dean for  Academic Affairs

  • Director of the Student Advising Office
  • Orientations: Freshman, Transfer, Parent
  • Preview Days and Prospective Student Recruitment
  • Coordinates with departments about student and academic affairs
  • Advising Task Force Committee member
  • Develops and Implements College pathways
  • Coordinates Operations with Multi Campus Venues

Glen Nakata

Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration

Responsibilities of the Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration

  • Chief Financial Officer for the College
  • Manages all functions associated with the college’s annual budget
  • Administration of hiring, compensation and payroll
  • Provide post-award financial management support
  • Finance liaison between the College and the central administration
  • Interprets policies and procedures and ensures compliance

Daniela Balderas

Budget Officer

 

Responsibilities of the Budget Officer

  • Monitors a variety of budgets
  • Collects and analyzes data and prepares reports for administrators
  • Reports budgetary, fiscal and personnel status to unit heads
  • Utilizes university information systems to monitor budgets
  • Prepares and review forms for purchasing, travel, reimbursements and personnel/payroll
  • Manages or participates in budget submission, merit raises, and instructional fees

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

College of Education Organizational Chart