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Division of Student Affairs

Kirsten Compary, Dean of Students

Memorial Student Union Building
(361) 593-3606

Toni Alvarez, Associate Dean of Students

Memorial Student Union Building
(361) 593-3606

Department of Student Activities

Erin McClure Director
(361) 593-2111 (Information Desk)

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.

University Housing and Residence Life

Gina Smith, Director
University Village Office 119
(361) 593-4648

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

Jeff McKinley
Memorial Student Union Building
(361) 593-3117

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.

Student Health and and Wellness

Jo Elda Castillo, Director
(361) 593-2904

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.

Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Mary Gutierrez, Director
Memorial Student Union Building
(361) 593-2601

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!

Department of Campus Recreation and Fitness

Charles Espinosa, Director
(361) 593-3057

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.

Career Services

Christian Ferris, Director
Eckhardt Hall
(361) 593-2216

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.

This page was last updated on: September 29, 2015