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.



Cat Schlichting is the Senior Administrative Associate for the Student Affairs team. She has been a staff member at the University of Texas at Austin since 2016. In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Student Success, she coordinates and executes events such as New Student Orientation, Explore UT and other student development activities. She has a BA in Communications from Marymount University, and will be pursuing her Master’s of Education in Higher Education Leadership at UT Austin this fall. Outside of the office, you can catch her playing volleyball or at a country music concert.



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.



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 manages Castle Branch for all immunization compliance, contributes in handling student travel, and student organization paperwork. Additionally, she 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 ten 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, and going to museums.


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.