The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Committee Membership


Committee Members

Full Name Title Representing Unit
Havidan Rodriguez Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Lisa Smith Executive Assistant to the Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Nina Young Assistant Provost and Chief of Staff Academic Affairs
Steven Lieberman Interim Dean of the School of Medicine School of Medicine
Barry Linger (Alternate) Assistant VP Accreditation Effectiveness School of Medicine
Theresa Maldonado Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Jacquelyn Michel (Alternate) Asst VP for Research Translation Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Rick Anderson Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Finance and Administration
Kelly Cronin Vice President for Advancement Advancement
Sally Frausto Guerra Realtor - Coldwell Banker Community Representative
Patrick Gonzales Assistant VP University Marketing and Communications Marketing and Communications
Jennifer McGehee-Valdez (Alternate) Director of Public Relations Marketing and Communications
Veronica Gonzales Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations Government and Community Relations
Janna Arney Vice President for Operations and Chief of Staff Operations and Chief of Staff
Michael James (Alternate) Chief HR Officer Human Resources
Kristin Croyle Vice President for Student Success Student Success
Chris King Athletics Director Athletics
Farrah Manthei (Alternate) Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Services Athletics
Laura Saenz Associate Provost Accreditation and Assessment
Patricia McHatton Dean of the College of Education and P16 Integration College of Education and P16 Integration
Parwinder Grewal Dean of the College of Sciences College of Sciences
Michael Lehker Dean of the College of Health Affairs College of Health Affairs
Marie Mora Professor, Economics and Finance Women’s Faculty Network
Karina Stiles-Cox Lecturer, Writing and Language Studies Women’s Faculty Network
Susan Brown Assistant Vice President Strategic Analysis & Institutional Reporting Strategic Analysis and Institutional Reporting
SJ Sethi (Alternate) Deputy Assistant Vice President Strategic Analysis & Institutional Reporting Strategic Analysis and Institutional Reporting
Michael Aldape Program Coordinator, Early College Staff
Robert Cantu Executive Director, Auxiliary Business Services Staff
Kathleen Carter Associate University Librarian, School of Medicine (SOM) Staff
Paul Sharpe (Alternate) University Librarian Staff
Mark Kaswan Assistant Professor, Political Science Faculty Senate
Daniel Hunter-Holly (Alternate) Associate Professor, Music Faculty Senate
Tony Ogburn Professor, SOM Obstetrics & Gynecology Faculty Senate
John Blangero (Alternate) Professor, SOM Research Faculty Senate
Linda Matthews Professor, Management Faculty Senate
Nicolas Pereyra (Alternate) Associate Professor, Physics Faculty Senate
Rebecca Gadson Interim Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Dean of Students
Javier Kypuros Professor, Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering and Computer Science
Elena Macias Associate Professor, School of Art College of Fine Arts
Jeff Graham Chief Information Officer Office of the Chief Information Officer
Isai Ramirez (Alternate) Associate Chief Information Officer Business Relations Office of the Chief Information Officer
Laura Lara UTS Sr. Proj Mgr Facilities, Planning and Construction
Mark Whiteley Academic & School of Medicine Planner / Project Leadership Team Cannon Design
Jill Kurth Academic & Planning Strategies / Core Leadership Team Cannon Design
Eric Silva Student SGA
Li Ding Student SGA

Strategic Planning Steering Committee Members

Full Name Title Representing Unit
Michael Aldape Program Coordinator, Early College Staff
Kristin Croyle Vice President for Student Success Student Success
Mark Kaswan Assistant Professor, Political Science Faculty Senate
Linda Matthews Professor, Management Faculty Senate
Theresa Maldonado Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Patricia McHatton Dean of the College of Education and P16 Integration College of Education and P16 Integration
Marie Mora Professor, Economics and Finance Women’s Faculty Network
Havidan Rodriguez Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Lisa Smith Executive Assistant to the Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs