2021 - 2022 Region Chairs

Central Region  

Valerie Wilson

Region Chair 

Texas A&M University


Jana McCarthy

Region Chair- Elect

Austin Community College

East Region 

Jessica Boone

Region Chair

Stephen F Austin State University

Kate Childress 

Region Chair-Elect 

Stephen F Austin State University

North Region 

Laura Payne 

Region Chair 


Kyle Hayes

Region Chair - Elect 

University of Texas at Arlington 

South Region  

Sarah Ramos

Region Chair 



Sarah Sanchez

Region Chair- Elect

University of Texas at San Antonio 

Southeast Region  

Catherine Shoppa

Region Chair

Wharton Community College 

Melissa Banks

Region Chair - Elect 

Brazosport College 

West Region 

Jose Andalis

Region Chair

University of Texas at El Paso 


About us

TEXAAN serves as a professional representation of academic advising in Texas by providing professional development, networking, recognition, and dissemination of information. Our goals are to (1) establish a communication network for academic advisors at institutions of higher education in Texas, (2) assist with the implementation of professional standards as defined by NACADA core values of Academic Advising, (3) serve as the liaison for Texas professional, governing, and education agencies, (4) maintain active affiliation with NACADA both regionally and nationally, and (5) offer an annual conference for Texas academic advisors, counselors, and higher education professionals.

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