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Office of the Dean of Faculties




Location:Photo of YMCA building

YMCA Building Room 108


Mailing Address:
Office of the Dean of Faculties
Texas A&M University
1126 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1126


Telephone: (979) 845-4274
Fax: (979) 845-1822








Blanca Lupiani, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost

Meet the Interim Dean of Faculties







John August, BVetMed
Associate Dean of Faculties
and Director, Center for Teaching
(979) 845-8392

The Associate Dean of Faculties and Director of CTE has primary responsibilities to enhance faculty development with respect to teaching and learning through programming and consultation; research the needs and effectiveness of faculty development and promote scholarship of teaching and learning; and seek external funds to support programming and strategic development, in collaboration with the Dean of Faculties, CTE Faculty and Student Advisory Board, CTE Development Council, and the many collaborating units and faculty members.


Mario Rojo del Busto, LL.M.
Assistant Dean of Faculties and
Chief of Staff 
Director, International Faculty & Scholar Services



The Assistant Dean of Faculties and Chief of Staff is responsible for directly assisting and providing the necessary recommendations to the Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost as it relates to faculty hiring processes, risk and compliance matters, policy review, development and implementation, HR matters, business plans, processes and procedures, and any other matters as required by the Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost. The Assistant Dean of Faculties is also responsible for overseeing the operational area of Faculty Administration and Records as well as all facets of the daily operations of the office ensuring compliance with System policies, regulations and rules. In addition, the Assistant Dean of Faculties is responsible for directing the University's nonimmigrant and immigrant faculty, scholar, and staff employment caseload, including the Galveston and Qatar campuses, and providing assistance to 18 Texas A&M University System members (universities and agencies) regarding immigration employment matters.


Jeff Froyd, Ph.D.
Director, Faculty Climate and Development
(979) 845-7574

Maintenance and analysis of faculty data.



Support Staff





Megan H. Smith

Senior Faculty Affairs Coordinator

  • Faculty Awards
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • New Administrative Leaders Orientation
  • Retirement Reception
  • TOP proposals
  • Administrative support for CAFRT and UGC grievances
  • Records retention for DOF programs
  • Distinguished Professors
  • Faculty Development Leave


Maria Herrera

Faculty Affairs Coordinator


  • Faculty hiring
  • Faculty reappointment
  • Faculty title change
  • Faculty file management
  • Credentialing
  • Tenure on Arrival
  • Administrative support for Civil Rights

     and Title IX Grievances

  • Records retention for grievances


Diane Alvarado

Faculty Affairs Coordinator





  • Web content development and management
  • Print media and electronic forms development
  • Brand and consistency management
  • Faculty, department head and administrator handbooks
  • Large distribution communications
  • Dean reviews and searches
  • Professional development series coordination


Sandra Harnden
Faculty Affairs Coordinator







  • Promotion and tenure
  • Annual faculty evaluation/mid-term guidelines
  • Data requests
  • Faculty hiring
  • Faculty reappointment
  • Faculty title change
  • Faculty file management
  • Tenure on arrival
  • Board of Regents agenda items preparation
  • Credentialing
  • Central Business Services
  • Chairs and professorships
  • Emeritus requests


Marquita Adrian
Administrative Assistant
  • Calendaring for Dr. Lupiani
  • Meeting scheduling and logistics
  • Faculty transcripts
  • Administrative support for partner placement



Student Assistants





Rashard Harris

Morgan Johnson

Sarah Salzman



Kyle Wallace