TEXAAN Leadership

Volunteers lead all segments of TEXAAN. Leadership represents a variety of institutions across the state. Their work is essential to the field of advising as they identify the needs of the various members and develop the means for fulfilling those needs while building a lifelong network of colleagues and friends. An organizational chart can be found here


Terrance McClain 


Rachel Nemets

Past President

Betsy Haddad

VP of Programs 

Brandy Barksdale

VP of Membership 

Lauren Fairley

VP of Publications 

Jason Barkemeyer

VP of Technology

Valerie Wilson


Agustin Garcia


Charlotte Thompson

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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