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THE PREMIER ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS


REGION 6: WEST

Chairperson

Dottie Westbrook is an Academic Counselor for Midwestern State University where she serves as the college advisor for Humanities and Social Sciences. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Arts in General Counseling from MSU. Dottie has been at Midwestern for 20 years and advising for 12 or those. She is passionate about helping students with educational and personal goals. Guiding students through their academic careers is personally rewarding for Dottie. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Curtis and son, Hunter. When not busy with her son’s soccer activities, she loves singing, reading, and playing with the “goodest” doggies, Sweet Pea and George. Dottie is the Unit 120 American Legion Auxiliary president which serves veterans in the community. She is excited to get the TEXAAN West Region active again!



Chair Elect

Grace Kerestly is an Academic Advisor at The University of Texas Permian Basin where she works with Junior and Senior level students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Grace grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan but has been living in West Texas for the past 12 years. She graduated from Angelo State University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2021 and began her career in Academic Advising in July of 2022. When she is not working as an Academic Advisor, Grace enjoys playing ukulele and guitar, roller-skating, and spending time with her husband and two dogs (named Muffin and Pancake). Grace also spends her free time volunteering with Pride Center West Texas each week to assist with youth drop-in hours. 


Connect with us at southeast@texaan.org!

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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