About the Interim Associate Vice President for Student Success

Baker

Shannon Baker

Shannon Baker first joined the faculty as an adjunct instructor of history in 1998, and she became a full-time faculty member in 2001, earning the rank of professor in 2012.  In her time here, she has published on nineteenth-century Mexico, with a focus on Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s use of ceremonies and monuments.  She also served as Chair of the Core Curriculum Task Force and the General Education Committee.  She then chaired the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy from 2010-2017.  Most recently, she assumed the role of Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  She serves on the Executive Board of the Tejano Civil Rights Museum and is the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award.  She received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Latin American History from Texas Christian University and her Bachelor’s degree in History from Siena College.