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Chairperson

  Hello, my name is Gidget and I am an academic counselor for art, mass communication, music, and theatre in the Fain College of Fine Arts at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. I earned my bachelor’s degree from MSU, a Master of Arts from American Public University, and currently working on a doctorate with Walden University.

I have worked at the university for 17 years and love working with students and helping them navigate the system of higher education through to graduation. In my free time, I enjoy baking, gardening, and spending time with my husband, children, and three crazy doggies.




Chair Elect

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.

Dottie 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!



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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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Email: texaan@texaan.org

Mailing Address: 

2400 McCullough Ave, #15882

San Antonio, TX 78212


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