December Division Update

Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs December staff newsletter, your source for the latest news, announcements and new faces across the Division.


Gage Paine, Vice President for Student Affairs

A Message from Gage Paine

“As I write this, November is fast drawing to a close. It’s happening so fast you are reading this in December! December — one of the busiest months of the year. The semester will be over soon, so fall projects need to be completed and spring projects need to be planned. And to make it even crazier, the days actually are getting shorter! Then add in all the personal and family tasks we have and it’s no wonder we get a bit stressed at this time of the year, even without final exams and papers…” continue reading.




You’re Invited to the Staff Holiday Celebration

Don’t miss this year’s Division of Student Affairs Holiday Celebration! We’ll have holiday treats, wassail, hot chocolate, plenty of merriment and good friends, new and old. You can even mark the occasion with a visit to our holiday photo booth and by making a non-perishable donation to the Capital Area Food Bank. Take a look at the invite for details.




Floyd Hoelting in Longhorn Network Interview

Latest News from the Division

Winter may be creeping up on us, but we’re not slowing down in the Division. Take a look at all the outstanding accomplishments over the last month and all the new projects still to come.




Mary Beth Mercatoris

Student Affairs Standouts

A lot of incredible people are making their mark in Student Affairs. Get the scoop on the latest award winners, honorees and all around amazing professionals.




New Hires & Promotions

There are a lot of new faces in Student Affairs. See who’s just joined our team and who’s moving up in the Division.


Mark Your Calendar

The semester may be coming to a close, but our departments are still hopping with activity. See what’s on the calendar for December.




Brittany Woods with KEYE-TV’s Fred Cantu

“In The News”

It’s been a really busy month across the Division with our leaders in Student Affairs making headlines. Take a look at what people are saying.