Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Division of Student Affairs

Dr. Terisa Riley, Interim Senior Vice President for Fiscal and Student Affairs

220 College Hall
593-3612
Terisa.riley@tamuk.edu      www.tamuk.edu/student_affairs

Kirsten Compary, Dean of Students

Memorial Student Union Building
593-3606
Kirsten.Compary@tamuk.edu       www.tamuk.edu/dean

Toni Alvarez, Associate Dean of Students

Memorial Student Union Building
593-3606
kaavach@tamuk.edu

Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Mary Gutierrez, Director
Memorial Student Union Building
593-2601
Sm698@bncollege.com     www.tamu-kingsville.bncollege.com

Barnes and Noble is the official bookstore for TAMUK. Store hours are posted on their website, and faculty will receive emails and other notices regarding book orders and course packs. Please contact Barnes and Noble for special book orders, too!

Career Services

Christian Ferris, Director
Eckhardt Hall
593-2216
Kajca00@tamuk.edu     www.tamuk.edu/csc

Career Services is a comprehensive department that provides students with guidance on career searches, resume and cover letter writing, etc. They post jobs and internships on their interactive website, and they work with students to prepare essays and portfolios for admission into graduate studies.

Student Health and and Wellness

Dr. Dianne Brown, Director
593-2904
Kaadb00@tamuk.edu     www.tamuk.edu/shw

LSW provides free services for students in the areas of physical and mental health. Other focuses of this department include disability services, testing, and wellness. They serve as advisors for the student group PEPTALK: A peer education group dedicated to making health choices.

Department of Student Activities

Jo Elda Castillo-Alaniz, Interim Director
593-2111 (Information Desk)
jo.alaniz@tamuk.edu     www.tamuk.edu/osa

The “SUB” provides a location for activities and events for the entire campus community. There are meeting rooms, conference rooms, and ballrooms available for rent, and TAMUK faculty and staff can reserve the rooms for free for university business. Student organizations have mailboxes in the Student Activities Office, and there are many dining establishments located in the building.

Department of Campus Recreation and Fitness

Charles Espinosa, Director
593-3057
Charles.espinosa@tamuk.edu     www.tamuk.edu/recsports

Located at the Steinke Physical Education Center, Recreational Sports provides fitness programs and work out areas for free for faculty, staff, and students. The Rec. Sports program also advises our Collegiate Cheerleading Squad.

University Housing and Residence Life

Tom Martin, Director
University Village Office 119
593-2139
Thomas.d.martin@tamuk.edu     www.tamuk.edu/housing

The University Housing & Residence Life program includes six residence halls that can serve up to 2,200 students. These spaces are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The residence halls provide kitchens, lounges, laundry rooms, mailboxes, and student study spaces in common areas.

Javelina Dining Services by Aramark

Mohammed Ali
Memorial Student Union Building
593-3117
ali-mohammed@aramark.com     myjavelinadining.com

Dining services for students, faculty, and staff are available in the Memorial Student Union, Turner-Bishop Hall, Martin Hall, and in the Jernigan Library. Students living in residence halls are required to purchase meal plans, but others can buy bonus bucks at the Card Office or pay with cash or credit cards at registers. Catering by Aramark is available and should be used when planning on campus events.

Special Programs

Mary Gonzalez, Assistant Vice President
Eckhardt Hall
593-2129
mary.gonzalez@tamuk.edu    www.tamuk.edu/specialprograms

Special Programs are federally funded educational support opportunities for college bound and undergraduate students who are first-generation college students or who have low socio-economic status.

This page was last updated on: May 04, 2012