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July 31, 2008

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Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Names New Director of Student Life and Leadership

Ona Tolliver has been appointed the director of Student Life and Leadership at The University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. Howard Patterson, vice president for student affairs, announced.

Tolliver will begin her appointment Aug. 12. She replaces David Hill, who previously served as interim director and currently serves as the university’s director of residence life and judicial affairs. 

She comes to UT Tyler after serving the University of North Texas where she has been the associate dean of students since 2004. While at UNT, Tolliver has served as the student development/staff development committee chair and was recently recognized by UNT’s Women’s Center.

“We are excited to welcome Ms. Tolliver to UT Tyler’s Student Affairs staff. Her broad and varied experiences at UNT will serve our students well,” Patterson said.

Her memberships include the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators and American College Personnel Association.

Tolliver holds a master of education degree in higher education and counseling and students affairs, as well as a bachelor of arts degree in radio, television and film, both from UNT.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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