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Welcome

Greetings from Bobcat Country!

Dr. Jen Beck, Director of Retention Managment and Planning

As a parent or family member supporting a Texas State student, welcome to Parent and Family Relations. You play an integral role in the success of your student. We are dedicated to providing communication with parents and families on timely information to help your student navigate college and manage the many challenges of campus life.

Also, we hope that you will join us on campus and in the community to enjoy the activities showcasing the many talents of our students. We are, just like you, very proud of their accomplishments. Our partnership with the Family Association helps to provide support for many student programs as well as supply students with additional resources to enhance their educational experience. We hope you will consider joining the Texas State Family Association.

We look forward to seeing you at our events beginning with New Student Orientation and Move In and throughout the years -- ending with Commencement. Please reach out to our office for a better experience for you and your student.


Parent and Family Relations Team 2016-17

Name Department Title
Jen Beck Retention Management and Planning Director
Amy Aguirre Retention Management and Planning Administrative Assistant II
Kathryn Arnold Alumni Relations Student Development Specialist II
LA Chafin Vice President of Student Affairs Executive Assistant
Lori Gonzalez Office of Disability Services Student Development
Ralph Leal Career Services Associate Director
John McElfresh Athletics Video Coordinator
Ray McKinney University Police Department Police Officer
Rosanne Proite Housing and Residential Life Director
Gabi Rios-Fraticelli Department of Housing and Residential Life Assignment Coordinator
Gabby Riviere Retention Management and Planning Graduate Assistant
Rita Staires Department of Housing and Residential Life Business Manager
Jill Trujillo Student Support Services Grant Specialist
Trevon Walker Campus Recreation Assistant Director
Kendra Wesson Dean of Students Student Development Specialist II
Tabitha Williams LBJ Student Center Student Development Specialist II
Jennifer Wood Retention Management and Planning Assistant Director