About the Associate Vice President for Student Access


Mary Gonzalez

Mary Gonzalez

Dr. Mary L. Gonzalez serves as Associate Vice President for Student Access. Gonzalez previously served as Assistant Vice President and Director of Special Programs. In addition to serving as Director of McNair, Gonzalez also was Assistant Director of Special Programs TRIO programs. She has served at the university since 1987, starting as a part-time grader. She later assisted with the CEP program before coordinating the Student Support Services program. In 1995 she was appointed to direct the Ronald E. McNair program. As one of the most complex departments on campus, Office of Student Access includes Student Support Services (SSS), Student Support Services STEM (SSS-STEM), Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program (RMSP), President’s Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (PURS), Upward Bound (UB), Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS),Upward Bound Math & Science –Urban (UBMS-Urban), Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), Talent Search Program (TS), GEARUP (GU) Partnership with CCISD and KISD. Between instructors, mentors, tutors and staff, the department has more than 65 personnel and over 3 million dollars in federal resources. Gonzalez received her bachelor’s degree in business administration management in 1989, her bachelor’s in business administration finance in 1990 and her master of science in psychology in 1997, all at Texas A&M- Kingsville. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development through Texas A&M University-College Station in May 2012.

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