University of Houston-Victoria

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Javier Flores, Ph.D.

Javier Flores

Dr. Javier Flores CV

Dr. Javier Flores serves as the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Angelo State University. During his tenure at Angelo State, he led initiatives that increased enrollment; increased retention and graduation rates; lowered student debt; implemented living learning communities; enhanced partnerships with community colleges and school districts; secured Hispanic Serving Institution grants; and made ASU a destination university.   

Prior to joining ASU, Flores spent 13 years at Howard College in Big Spring, where he served as dean of student services, vice president of student services and then provost. He also served 16 months as interim provost for Howard College’s SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. 

Flores, a native of Sonora, Texas, earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas Tech University, his Master of Arts in educational management and development from New Mexico State University and his Doctor of Education in administration of higher education from Texas Tech.

Robert K. Glenn, Ph.D.

Robert Glenn

Dr. Robert Glenn CV

Dr. Robert K. (Bob) Glenn became the 36th president of Athens State University on Aug. 4, 2008. Dr. Glenn’s great grandfather, a Methodist minister, preceded him at Athens, having served as president of the institution when it was Athens Female College in 1902 and while it was still a Methodist institution.

Starting his career as a hall director, Dr. Glenn served at four other institutions, Birmingham-Southern College, University of North Alabama, Missouri State University and Middle Tennessee State University.

He met his wife, Laura Whitehurst, while they were both students at Birmingham-Southern College. They married in 1978 and have three adult children. The Glenns are active in the community. Dr. Glenn was selected as a Paul Harris Fellow and Mrs. Glenn serves as the chair of the Athens Main Street Board and the Athens Saturday Market Committee.

Linda C. Vaden-Goad, Ph.D.

Linda Vaden-Goad

Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad CV

Dr. Linda C. Vaden-Goad has served for eight years as the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She oversees all undergraduate, graduate and community education programs, and programs related to international, honors, student support, assessment, advising, and grants and sponsored programs, and a new workforce preparation program and Entrepreneur Innovation Center. She also leads the strategic planning and budgeting process for Academic Affairs and has experience and success in development, stewardship and donor cultivation.

Prior positions include eight years as the dean of Arts & Sciences at Western Connecticut State University, and 12 years as a full-time professor (tenured) at the University of Houston-Downtown. She served in significant governance positions at the university, state and national levels, and in union and non-union environments. She has spoken at legislative hearings and worked closely with state legislators on higher education issues. In all positions, she has grown student success in honors, international opportunities, enrollment in STEM majors, graduation and retention rates, faculty development and enrichment, and faculty diversity. 

Dr. Vaden-Goad has served the community through significant board memberships and state-level committees in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Texas. In Texas, this includes the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Formula Advisory Committee and the UH System’s Vision Commission; also included are leadership positions on school and parent education committees.

Dr. Vaden-Goad is a 1975 graduate of the University of Houston (B.S. Psychology), and holds a master’s (1987) and doctorate (1990) in experimental psychology from the University of Houston. She is a native Texan, fourth generation.