Our Student Affairs team members continue to be recognized locally and nationally, whether through news media or awards programs, for their innovative approaches and dedication to higher education. We are, after all, educators first -- whether we are counselors, nurses, advising one of our 1,100+ student organizations, organizing a sports club, or ensuring students have inspiring places to live, eat, gather, study and learn.

Press Release Section

New Housing and Food Service Director Named

University Selects Director for New Student Services

Regents Position UT System to Serve as National Model for Alcohol Prevention and Education Programs

Regents Fund Crisis Intervention Programs; After Hours Hotline


Awards and Honors

Joshua Cook, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, was honored with the Outstanding Campus Partner Award at the University Leadership Network's Celebration of Leadership event.

Sam Siner, Housing and Food Service, was recognized as the Outstanding Hall Coordinator of the Year at the Housing and Food Service Student Leadership Awards Banquet.

Lynne Milburn is awarded the 2015 Arno Nowotny Medal. View a full list of Arno Nowotny Medal recipients.

Sherry Bell, University Health Services; Chris Burnett, Recreational Sports; Joanna Pope, Office of the Dean of Students; and Mark Zentner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, were honored with the 2014–15 Texas Parents Staff Merit Award.

Housing and Food Service received the Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for efforts to reduce food waste in a university setting.

Nutrition Services in Housing and Food Service earned a bronze award for their National Nutrition Month promotion at the 2014 National Association of College and University Food Services Conference. The promotion was also named one of the organization's most innovative wellness and nutrition programs.

Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Gage Paine became the first recipient of the Dr. V. Ray Cardozier Alumni Excellence Award. The award is bestowed by the UT Austin Higher Education Administration Program and honors a graduate from the program’s doctoral program who has recently demonstrated excellence in scholarly and professional work.

Tom Dison, Recreational Sports, was awarded the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Foundation (NIRSA) Leadership Award for exceptional contributions and leadership.

Edna Domínguez, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, was appointed to a two-year term to the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Region III Board as the Student Affairs Development and External Relations Knowledge Community Representative.

Floyd Hoelting, Housing and Food Service, was selected by The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Foundation as one of its 2013 Class of Diamond Honorees.


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