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Ms. Trever L. Thomas currently serves as a Program Manager II for the Jack J. Valenti – School of Communication at the University of Houston. Having been born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio she has lived in Houston, Texas since August, 2018. Trever started advising in 2014 at Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, TN, and prior to that she has spent the past 20+ years working in other Higher Ed campus capacities including Admissions and First Year Experience/Orientation. Trever has been involved with NACADA and TEXAAN for over 15 years.  She received her Bachelors in Social Work from Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio), and a Master’s in Education from the University of Cincinnati (Cinti, Ohio). Her passion not only includes adjunct teaching, and academic advising, but also bringing awareness to the mental health and wellness of Advisors themselves. Trever is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc (Divine 9) and in her spare time enjoys volunteering, time with family/friends, and relaxing.  


Chair Elect

Aketra Bowens is an Academic Advisor at the University of Houston and an English Professor. She hails from Missouri City, Texas, but considers herself a global citizen. She holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas Southern University. She is passionate about the progression of underrepresented, disenfranchised youth and assisting them on their educational and personal goals. She began her career in education in 2015 and has taught internationally. When she is not teaching or advising, she enjoys traveling, visiting museums and all things fashion. She is enthusiastic about her role as the TEXAAN Chair-Elect for the Southeast Region and is eager to surpass expectations!

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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. 



Mailing Address:

2400 McCullough Ave, #15882

San Antonio, TX 78212


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