Dean of Students Message

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Dr. Vincent E. Morton, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Meeting Students Where They Are!

Besides the safety and well-being of our Bobcats, there is nothing more important than "meeting students where they are!" What does that even mean? In the Dean of Students Office (DOS), it means taking the time to listen to the personal and educational goals conveyed to us by students and determining what resources we can provide through the DOS, the university, or externally to help students accomplish their goals.

We are committed to helping with the holistic well-being of our students - the mental, physical, emotional and financial well-being of our students is paramount. That's a lot to be concerned about because the university will not be able to meet all of the needs that students will encounter during their tenure, but we will try!

Fortunately, the DOS has staff with decades of experience assisting students, including students who are unsure or have not thought in-depth about their personal or educational goals. We are here to help students through the different phases of discovery, learning, and maturation to reach whatever goals they set for themselves. We will "meet them where they are" and help them get to where they want to go.

Finally, the DOS seeks to serve as a clearinghouse of information. So, if you have a question and are unsure what office, department or person to contact, please call the DOS at 512.245.2124. We will help direct you to the appropriate office to assist you.


Vincent E. Morton, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students