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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


Casey Schumacher

President - Elect

Will Massey

Past President

Fidel Bem

VP of Programs

Melissa Blanks

VP of Membership 

Veronica Viesca

VP of Publications 

Priscilla Niño

VP of Technology

Tiffany Kelly


Teresa Laughlin-Hopwood


Christina Presley

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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Email: texaan@texaan.org

Mailing Address: 

2400 McCullough Ave, #15882

San Antonio, TX 78212

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