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Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly

2016 Speaker

DR. SONCIA REAGINS-LILLY is vice president of student affairs and dean of students at the University of Texas at Austin. She collaborates with students, faculty and staff to help create a safe and welcoming campus where students can thrive through healthy learning environments. Reagins-Lilly leads a diverse portfolio of nine departments in the division of student affairs that are dedicated to providing a cutting-edge student experience from orientation through graduation. The division includes 14 on-campus residence halls and their dining facilities, medical and mental health services, new student orientation, recreational sports and two university unions. The division also supports 1,300 student organizations, student emergency and veteran services, and leadership programs. As a College of Education faculty member, she serves on the Graduate Studies committee. Reagins- Lilly joined the university as senior associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students in 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at The University of California at Irvine, a master’s in education at California State University, San Bernardino and a doctorate in education administration at the University of Southern California. @utaustin