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Monica Mendez-Grant appointed TWU Vice President for Student Life



DENTON/DALLAS/HOUSTON — Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant has been named the new Vice President for Student Life at Texas Woman’s University following a national search for the position. She has served as the university’s Interim Vice President for Student Life since May.

“I have found Dr. Mendez-Grant to be a strong advocate for our students and a champion of the university and its mission,” said TWU Chancellor Dr. Carine M. Feyten. “I speak for the entire university Cabinet when I say we have been impressed with her judgment, leadership and vision. We look forward to continuing our work together for the ongoing success of the university.”

Dr. Mendez-Grant has more than 20 years of student affairs leadership experience, most of which has been at TWU. Prior to her service as Interim Vice President, she served as TWU’s Associate Vice President for Student Life for 13 years and Director of the Center for Student Development and Student Orientation for seven years.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to continue to work with many talented and creative students, faculty and staff in my new role at TWU,” Dr. Mendez-Grant said. “I look forward to serving the university and being part of its mission of excellence in education.”

Dr. Mendez-Grant’s many accomplishments at TWU include:

• Securing external funding as either grants or contracts totaling more than $3.5 million;
• Assisting directors and students in lobbying for an increased Medical Service Fee and a new Fitness and Recreation Fee through the Texas Legislature;
• Developing, with the Director of Intercultural Services, a plan to address the Texas
Closing the Gaps program, including the creation of 16 Go Centers that provide college access outreach for high school students in Denton, Collin, Cooke, Tarrant and Dallas counties; and
• Developing the TWU National Student Awards initiative, which has led to students receiving Fulbright Fellowships and Scholarships, Jacob0K. Javits Fellowships and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad.

Dr. Mendez-Grant received her bachelor’s degree in business/marketing, her master’s degree in college and university counseling and her doctorate in higher education, all from the University of North Texas.


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page updated 5/9/2016 4:58 PM