Welcome to the Student Affairs Office

We are the front desk team of the Student Affairs Office, and we welcome you to one of the best programs of pharmacy education in the country. We are delighted that you are here. Equally important, we want to bid you welcome as the newest members of the UT Austin College of Pharmacy family.

Our office is one of the busiest within the college. When forms are due to be turned in (and believe us there are many forms), we can help. If there are questions to be answered (and again, count on it), we are here. Having trouble with a course, an instructor, or a classmate? There is help available in the Student Affairs Office.



Our team

Bryson Duhon is the Assistant Dean of Student Success at the College of Pharmacy. He has been a member of the faculty since 2013, and currently teaches in multiple courses within the PharmD curriculum, particularly in infectious diseases. Prior to transitioning into the Dean’s Office, he precepted over 50 P4 pharmacy students and residents on an Adult Medicine Inpatient Rotation at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX. He oversees new student orientation, career services, financial aid, student affairs and student organizations. The most glorious years of his life were 1994-95 when the Houston Rockets repeated as back to back NBA champions.

Greg Caldera is the college’s full-time academic advisor assisting Pharm.D. students with course advising and registration procedures, the college’s tutoring program, degree audits towards graduation, and liaison to Student Financial Services. He earned his BBA from Baylor University and has been part of the University of Texas family for over 15-years. In addition to academic advising, Greg is a good source to learn about local Austin outdoor activities, maneuvering around the city, and new restaurants.



David Ocean has been a member of the team since 2012. Count on him daily to be a welcoming face to assist with business related to student organizations, student travel, and a myriad of administrative tasks. Got a minute to chat? David’s desk has an ample supply of Twizzlers and he loves to spend a minute talking about his latest travel adventure, sci-fi, classic cars, or the latest book he’s reading.




Patricia Gutierez is the college’s full time academic advisor assisting Pharm.D. students with course advising and registration procedures. She earned her BA in political science from the University of Texas – Pan American and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. She has been part of The University of Texas at Austin family since 2004. Feel free to stop by and talk to her about music (her favs are U2, Jack White, Mumford & Sons), true crime shows, sports (Go ‘Stros!) and reality t.v. (Housewives of Beverly Hills, Shahs of Sunset, anything on HGTV).


Cheryl Dickens joined the Student Affairs Office in 2014. She conducts business with students whether it is immunization compliance or any miscellaneous administrative tasks. She also coordinates career events such as Career Day, P4 Interviews and P1 Summer Internship Interviews for Career Services. She earned her BS and BFA from (Southwest Texas State University) Texas State University and has been a part of The University of Texas at Austin for more than nine years. Cheryl lived in Yokosuka, Japan for over 4 1/2 years and is very familiar with the culture. She was in the Navy for over 6 years and has traveled extensively to several countries. Her passions are traveling, biking, going to museums and art. Cheryl has a young son, Bryan.


P. Cene’ Abroms is the current administrative associate for the Early Practice and Experiential Professional programs at UT-Austin, College of Pharmacy.  Her office is located within the Student Affairs suite behind the receptionist desk.  She helps to coordinate Early Practice and Immunization requirements for our P3 & P4 students as well as front desk coverage when needed.  Cene’ joined the EPE team in January 2016 and has been a staff member with UT Austin for over eighteen years.  She enjoys attend church functions and visiting her two grandchildren Elijah and Abigail.  Cene’ has served in the US Navy and her husband John has worked on campus for over twenty-seven years with the Fire Safety – Facility Services department.


Mary Yu is the work study in Student Affairs.  She joined in 2016. She assists with answering the main phone, managing the front desk, and hunting down the best member of the team for your issue. She’s a pre-medical Biochemistry student at UT and is from Houston, Texas. Her interests include listening to R&B, reading thrillers, and praising the Patriots/Tom Brady. Mary enjoys learning about things to do in Austin and talking about practically any show besides The Office (no connection intended).