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 Dr. Dawson is a first-generation college student (FGCS). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Southern University, Master of Arts in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University and a Doctorate of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration & Supervision from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. She completed her doctoral internship in the Executive Leadership Program at Lone Star Colleges Tomball Campus led by Chief Strategist, Dr. Jackie Thomas. Through that internship, she was able to assist Dr. Thomas with research committed to establishing the first Office of Diversity and Inclusion at LSC-Tomball. She is a proud member of The Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Dawson is a transformational leader.

Chair Elect

I am Ms. Trever L. Thomas – currently serving as LEAD/Managing Advisor for the School of Communication at the University of Houston-Main. I also serve as Regional Chair – Elect for Region 5. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio – I have lived in Houston, Texas since August, 2018. I have had the pleasure to work in Advising since 2014 with my first role at Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, TN. I received my Bachelors from Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio) and my Masters in Education from the University of Cincinnati (Cinti, Ohio). When I am not helping my students reach their academic goals, I enjoy time with my family, friends, and relaxing.

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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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