Texas A&M University-Kingsville Dr. Dolores Guerrero Selected as College of Arts & Sciences Dean
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Dr. Dolores Guerrero Selected as College of Arts & Sciences Dean

Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

GuerreroDr. Dolores Guerrero has been named as the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Guerrero’s appointment is pending approval from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

            Guerrero has extensive experience with the College of Arts & Sciences. She served as Interim Assistant Dean from 2009-2010 and took over as Interim Dean in June 2014. In July 2010, Guerrero became the Founding Dean of the Honors College at A&M-Kingsville. In addition, she has taught in the Department of Clinical Health Sciences and Department of Psychology/Sociology since 2002, serving as program director of the bachelor’s in social work program and as associate professor.

            “She had demonstrated great leadership in the interim position, including vast connections with the community, working with advancement in cultivating potential donors, developing as a leader, and in bringing a compassionate approach in working with the faculty and staff of the college, as well as an advocacy for the college,” said Dr. Heidi Anderson, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

            Guerrero holds a bachelor’s in social work from the University of Texas, a master’s in social work from University of Texas-Arlington and a doctorate in social work from the University of Houston.

            As Founding Dean of the Honors College, Guerrero helped shape the foundation of the program that provides students with an enriched undergraduate experience, including research opportunities and faculty mentorship.

            A Licensed Clinical Social Work professional, Guerrero has decades of experience in clinical settings across Texas. Throughout her career, she has helped secure grant funds that have assisted in increasing training for child welfare workers and access to counseling in South Texas. In 2013, Guerrero served as Co-PI for a National Science Foundation STEM grant that aims to help build a pathway for undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies.

            An active leader in her community, Guerrero was selected to participate in the Governor’s Executive Development Program in 2012. In 2014, Guerrero was one of two dozen leaders from around the globe chosen to represent higher education to participate in the inaugural class of the Transformational Leadership Program—sponsored by the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas and the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia.

            Guerrero is a board member at the Corpus Christi YWCA, where she has served in a variety of roles, including as Board President. Previously, she has been a board member of the Women’s Shelter of South Texas.


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