Dean of Students

Vaqueros Care

The Office of the Dean of Students’ programs and departments are here to help make your college experience positive and rewarding. We serve students by:

  • Providing opportunities and encouragement to become actively engaged in and outside of the classroom in various areas of campus life.
  • Helping and supporting students who have questions or experience difficulties.
  • Creating a campus community that is affirming, celebrative, respectful and caring.

Vaqueros Report It,


Name Description
Student Travel Form Package (Domestic) This form should be used for domestic travel within the U.S. and Commonwealths.
Student Travel Form Package (International) This form should be used for international travel.


Name Title Email Campus
Rebecca Gadson Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Edinburg
Michael Banegas, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Student Support Edinburg
Douglas Stoves, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Student Rights and Responsibilities Brownsville
Delma Olivarez Interim Associate Dean for Student Involvement and Director of Leadership and Mentoring Edinburg
Eduardo Martinez, MBA Communications Coordinator Edinburg
Yanet McClanahan Administrative Manager Brownsville
Francis Galvan Accountant II Brownsville
Melissa de la Rosa Administrative Associate Brownsville
VACANT Administrative Associate Edinburg
Sean Gilpatrick Administrative Assistant I Edinburg

Contact us

Dean of Students

Office: Cortez 205
Phone: 956-882-5140

Office: University Center 323
Phone: 956-665-2260