Transforming Tomorrow Together

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The Student Experience

Provide a holistic educational experience for students that will support their academic, professional, and personal success.


  • Increase meaningful student engagement on campus by exploring the growth of student space for campus events, as well as places to meet and socialize, which will promote a sense of belonging in a welcoming environment.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan that focuses on student success through a holistic approach using the wellness wheel. (Related Documents: TAMUSA 21-22 National Comparison Report, TAMUSA Winter 2022 Health Minds Study Report, Economic analysis of mental health services at Texas A&M University - San Antonio, Healthy Minds Study Highlights)
  • Develop a centralized, multi-faceted communication plan to inform students, families, and the community about campus programs and services by August 2023.
  • Expand efforts to prevent enrollment interruptions and reduce the time to degree completion by improving retention rates by 3%.
  • By August 2026, 50% of our undergraduate students will complete at least one internship, research experience, or other work-based learning experiences by graduation.

Task Force Members

  • Mari Fuentes-Martin, co-chair | Vice President of Student Affairs 
  • Heather Olague, co-chair Executive Director of First-Year Experience  
  • Art Olague | Director of Recreational Sports
  • Trish Hayes | Director of Business Services 
  • David Galvan – student rep; senior, Marketing 
  • Maria Selgado – student rep; junior, Computer Information Systems 
  • Richard Delgado | Director of Military Affairs 
  • Philis Barragan-Goetz | Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences 
  • Joni Baker | Title IX Coordinator