One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200

University Council 

The University Council is chaired by the President of the University and serves the primary purpose to achieve campus-wide planning and implementation of the strategic elements of the campus and facilitate real time understanding on new and pressing matters affecting the mission of the University.

The University Council continues the shared governance of the campus through representation of administrative leaders and the presidents of the Academic Senate, Staff Senate, and the Student Government Association. The University Council meets six to eight times each academic year in facilities appropriate for the primary content of the particular meeting. The Chief of Staff of the Office of the President serves as the liaison for setting the agenda and inviting guests for the University Council meetings.

University Council Members

collapse Executive Council
Dr. Juliet V. García (Chair)Presidentjulietv.garcia@utb.edu
Dr. Alan Artibise (Vice Chair)Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairsalan.artibise@utb.edu
Irvine DowningVice President, Economic Development and Community Services and Interim VP for Institutional Advancementirv.downing@ub.edu
Dr. Clair GoldsmithChief Information Officerclair.goldsmith@utb.edu
Rosemary MartínezVice President, Business Affairsrosemary.martinez@utb.edu
Dr. Hilda SilvaVice President, Student Affairshilda.silva@utb.edu
Dr. Janna ArneyAssociate Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairsjanna.arney@utb.edu
Dr. Sylvia LealInterim Vice President for Enrollment Servicessylvia.leal@utb.edu
Pat CelayaSpecial Assistant to the Presidentpat.celaya@utb.edu
collapse Assistant/Associate Vice Presidents
Ethel CantuDean, University College/Associate VPAAethel.cantu@utb.edu
Angela McCauleyAssistant to the President for Communicationsangela.mccauley@utb.edu
Veronica MendezAssociate VP, Planning and Facilitiesveronica.mendez@utb.edu
Mr. Ben ReynaAssistant Provost for Governmental Relationsben.reyna@utb.edu
Isai RamirezAssociate Chief Information OfficerIsai.Ramirez@utb.edu
collapse Deans/Assistant Deans
Dr. Mikhail BouniaevDean, College of Science, Mathematics, and Technologymikhail.bouniaev@utb.edu
Dr. Gayle BrogdonAssociate Dean, College of Educationgayle.brogdon@utb.edu
Dr. Miguel A. EscotetDean, College of Educationmiguel.escotet@utb.edu
Dr. Javier A. MartinezInterim Dean, College of Liberal Artsjavier.a.martinez@utb.edu
Dr. Mark KrollDean, School of Businessmark.kroll@utb.edu
Dr. Charles LackeyDean, Graduate Studiescharles.lackey@utb.edu
Douglas StovesAssistant Dean of Residential Lifedouglas.stoves@utb.edu
Dr. Michael LehkerAssociate Dean, College of Biomedical Sciences & Health Professionsmichael.lehker@utb.edu
Dr. Anne RentfroInterim Associate Dean, College of Nursing, Office of VPRDanne.rentfro@utb.edu
Dr. Diamantina FreebergAssociate Dean, College of Liberal Artsdiamond.freeberg@utb.edu
Dr. Immanuel EdinbaroughAssociate Dean, College of Science, Mathematics & Technologyimmanuel.edinbarough@utb.edu
Mr. Mark BlakemoreAssociate Dean, School of Businessmark.blakemore@utb.edu
collapse Directors
Laurie HowellExecutive Director of University Relationslaurie.howell@utb.edu
Blanca BauerDirector, Institutional Research, Planning and Effectivenessblanca.bauer@utb.edu
Christopher CohenInformation Security Officerchristopher.cohen@utb.edu
Azenett CornejoDirector, Student Publicationsazenett.cornejo@utb.edu
Yolanda De La RivaDirector, Accounting & Financial Servicesyolanda.delariva@utb.edu
Martie DiGregorioDirector, Events and Conferencesmartie.digregorio@utb.edu
Bill DoddDirector, Purchasingwilliam.dodd@utb.edu
Letty FernandezDirector, News and Informationleticia.fernandez@utb.edu
Norma RodriguezDirector, Web Communicationsnorma.rodriguez@utb.edu
Dr. Selma D. YznagaDirector, Academic Advisingselma.yznaga@utb.edu
Abraham HernandezDirector, Physical Plantabraham.hernandez@utb.edu
Dr. Fitratullah Khan Director, Infrastructure, Telecommunications and Networksfitra.khan@utb.edu
Todd LoweryDirector, Athleticstodd.lowery@utb.edu
Dr. Patrick McGehee Director, Testingpatrick.mcgehee@utb.edu
Arturo OlagueDirector, Recreation and Intramural Sports arturo.olague@utb.edu
Dr. Alla ParoiatnikovaExecutive Director of the Office of Global Engagementalla.par@utb.edu
Natividad Rangel-HinojosaInterim Director, Data Management and Reportingnatividad.rangel@utb.edu
John SossiDirector, Business Incubatorjohn.sossi@utb.edu
Carlo TamayoDirector, New Student Relations and Admissionscarlo.tamayo@utb.edu
Annabel TrevinoUniversity Librarianannabel.trevino@utb.edu
Norma Ramos Director, Internal Auditsnorma.ramos@utb.edu
Camilla MontoyaDirector, Marketingcamilla.montoya@utb.edu
Dr. Maria N. HodgsonInterim Executive Director of Enrollment Services Centermaria.hodgson@utb.edu
Ms. Linda UflandDirector of Operations, Office of the Provostlinda.ufland@utb.edu
David MarquezDirector of Student Rightsdavid.marquez@utb.edu
Heather OlagueDirector of Student LeadershipHeather.Olague@utb.edu
Dr. Pamela PaulsonDirector, Office of the Associate Dean of Sponsored Programspamela.paulson@utb.edu
Betsy PriceFaculty Associate, Office of VPAAbetsy.price@utb.edu
Dr. Wilma SmetterPrincipal, Mathematics and Science Academywilma.smetter@utb.edu
Trini YunesDirector, Human Resourcestrini.yunes@utb.edu
Aglhaen Nieto-CruzDirector, Classic Upward Boundaglhaen.nietocruz@utb.edu
Arnold TrejoDirector, Financial Aidarnoldo.trejo@utb.edu
Dr. Beatriz Becerra-BarckholtzExecutive Director, Enrollmentbeatriz.becerra@utb.edu
Michael HolguinAssistant Chief of Policemichael.holguin@utb.edu
Dr. Oralia de los ReyesDirector, Title V Grantoralia.delosreyes@utb.edu
Tomas GuajardoDirector of Budget and Resource Planningtomas.guajardo@utb.edu
Adel de la GarzaDirector Enterprise Application Servicesabel.delagarza@utb.edu
collapse Senate/Student Government Association
Dr. Bobbette MorganPresident, Academic Senatebobbette.morgan@utb.edu
Jaime VillanuevaPresident, Staff Senatejaime.villanueva@utb.edu
Stephanie MendezPresident, Student Governmentstephaniemendez1@hotmail.com
collapse Special Membership
Rene ZayasInstitutional Compliance Managerrene.zayas@utb.edu
Dr. Jose G. MartinProvost Emeritusjose.martin@utb.edu
For comments and questions, please contact the Webmaster.