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TEXAAN Leadership

The TEXAAN Executive Board is comprised of volunteers from various institutions across the state who believe in the value of academic advising. Together, they provide strategic guidance, ensure effective governance, and guide the organization's overall direction while building a lifelong network of colleagues and friends. The executive board is crucial in driving the organization's growth, promoting its mission, and ensuring it remains true to its core values.


Will Massey

Director of Advising

The University of Texas at Tyler

President - Elect

Jana McCarthy

Advising Lead

Austin Community College

Past President

Casey Schumacher

Director of Curriculum

Texas A&M University

VP of Programs

Josette M. Gonzalez

Academic Advisor II

Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen

VP of Membership 

Veronica Viesca

Director of Academic Advising

The University of Texas Permian Basin

VP of Publications 

Priscilla Niño

Master Advising Specialist

Austin Community College

VP of Technology

Michelle Gutierrez

Academic Advising Lead

University of Houston - Clear Lake


Teresa Laughlin-Hopwood

Academic Advisor

St. Mary's University


Michelle Gonzalez

Academic Advisor

The University of Texas at Tyler

If you have any questions for the Executive Board, please email 

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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2400 McCullough Ave, #15882

San Antonio, TX 78212

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