Meet the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and P-16 Integration

Dr. Patricia M. Alvarez McHatton Dr. Patricia M. Alvarez McHatton earned a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in special education and urban education. She has served as the Dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley since 2015. Dr. Alvarez McHatton has served in a variety of leadership positions including department chair and associate dean for teacher preparation. Dr. Alvarez McHatton was part of the Select Committee of HSI-Serving Deans and Educators convened by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to explore developing quality teacher preparation programs that serve the needs of Hispanic students. As dean, she has led multiple initiatives to enhance educator preparation programs within the college, expand the educator pipeline, and develop strong, collaborative partnerships with districts and community members. Her research interests focus on teacher preparation, diverse learners and families, and collaboration, especially between general education and special education.