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Office of Student Affairs


Office of Student Affairs - Room 503

  • Dr. Ernie S. Lacy, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 214-828-8232,
  • Ms. Shari Bow, Director of Student Affairs, 214-828-8210,
  • Ms. Leilane Jan, Administrative Assistant, 214-828-8240,
  • Ms. Taryn Walker, Manager and liaison for Student Records, 214-828-8233,
  • Ms. Selina Agredano, Student Development Specialist, 214-828-8168,
  • Ms. Latarsah Evans, Financial Aid Advisor, 214-828-8408, 

The Office of Student Affairs serves the School as advocates, advisors, educators, and administrators for students and student organizations in order to create and foster leadership and involvement opportunities that enhance personal, interpersonal, and organizational development. Students are our focal point and we play a vital role in the personal growth, wellness, intellectual development, academic achievement and career success of each individual student. We are guided, motivated, and challenged by the students for whom and with whom we work. We are inspired by their accomplishments.

The Associate Dean, Dr. Ernie Lacy, is the official dental and dental hygiene student advisor to the Student Promotions Committee as outlined in the Academic and Disciplinary Due Process documents.

This office facilitates numerous services, events and activities for students including, but not limited to:


  • Referrals for confidential off-campus counseling with a consulting psychologist and psychiatrist

Student Leadership

  • Student Council
  • Class officer elections
  • Student organizations
  • Dental fraternities
  • Organized dentistry liaison, e.g. Dallas County Dental Society, Texas Dental Association
  • TAMUS Chancellor's Student Advisory Board
  • HSC Student Governing Board

Support Services

  • Mental Health
  • Mentor Program
  • Student Handbook
  • Textbook Lists
  • Roommate liaison
  • Health Insurance
  • Lab bench assignments
  • Coat locker assignments
  • Student absence and faculty notification
  • Short-term Leave of Absence


  • Class meetings with the Dean


  • Consultation regarding academic and disciplinary matters