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Dr. Lawrence Williams

Lawrence Williams

Vice Provost and Dean of University College


University College is home to Testing Services, the Tomás Rivera Center, the University Health Professions Office, the Writing Program, Multidisciplinary Studies Program, Institute for Law and Public Affairs, Office of Scholar Development and Post-Graduate Advising, the Core Curriculum and QEP.

Undergraduate Studies. University College operates as the university office of undergraduate studies that manages academic matters which include the coordination of the undergraduate curriculum, handling academic processes and receiving student appeals that require action beyond the level of the college deans.

All first-time in college students including freshmen, all students with undecided majors, and certain pre-majors are members of the University College.

Announcements:

Congratulations! to Dr. Tammy Wyatt who assumed the role of Associate Vice Provost for Student Success effective 9-1-2016. In this role, Dr. Wyatt will report directly to the Provost with all Advising Centers and the First Year Experience reporting to her. We wish her the very best!!

Announcing the Opening of the Office of Scholar Development and Post-Graduate Advising. This new office will cater specifically to Terry Scholars, Archer Fellows and students interested in attending graduate school. Click here to read more about this office.


The Air Force ROTC provides opportunities for students to become commissioned officers in the United States Air Force.


The Army ROTC provides opportunities for students to become commissioned officers in the United States Army.


Testing Services provides exceptional assessment of our student's achievements.


The Tomás Rivera Center provides innovative student support services and outstanding academic advising for a certain population of at-risk students.


The Academic Advising Community provides first-rate academic advisement for our undergraduates.


The University Health Professions Office provides outstanding support for students wishing to pursue careers in the health professions.


The Institute for Law and Public Affairs implements a prelaw program to enhance a pre-law educational opportunities and increase the number of Texas students who gain admission to and excel in high quality law schools.


The Writing Program offers the writing courses that fulfill the requirements of the university's core curriculum and assists our students in developing and polishing their writing skills.


The Associate Vice Provost provides administrative oversight and support for the implementation and assessment of the university's Core Curriculum and Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).


The Associate Vice Provost for Student Success provides administrative oversight and support for the First Year Experience and the Advising Community.


The First-Year Experience Initiative was initiated in Fall 2014 and continues to be a key strategy in the Four-Year Graduation Rate Improvement Plan (GRIP). The program provides peer mentors and teaching assistants to ensure new students have a successful journey.


The Academic Advising Community provides first-rate academic advisement for our undergraduates.


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies is a multidisciplinary degree which allows students much flexibility in designing degree programs that relate to their personal academic and career goals.