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Molly Moody currently serves the College of Science and Mathematics nursing student population at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) as an Academic Advisor. She has spent many years in student engagement programming. Since obtaining her Master in Education, Higher Education Student Affairs from the University of North Texas in 2012, she has spent time at Texas Woman’s University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and settled back home at SFA. She has a deep passion for first-year students and building programs to continue to support and enhance their collegiate experience. Collaboration and innovation are music to her ears. She would love to connect with you and looks forward to the adventure ahead in service to TEXAAN and the East Region.

Chair Elect

Patricia Smith, an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in organizational management, currently serves as the University Transformation Officer at Jarvis Christian University, where she drives growth and change initiatives while advising online students. She previously managed public relations, COVID-19 response, and special projects at Proviso Township High School District 209. Her corporate experience includes strategic leadership and branding as Vice President of Government Travel at Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration. She resides in Houston, Texas, with her husband and is the proud parent of three adult children.

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