Contact Student Affairs

Physical Address:

Office of Student Affairs
The University of Texas School of Public Health
1200 Pressler Street, RAS E-201
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-500-9032
Fax: 713-500-9068

Mailing Address:

Office of Student Affairs
The University of Texas School of Public Health
P.O. Box 20186
Houston, TX 77225

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Meet the Staff

Mary Ann Smith, PhD

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Responsible for leadership and oversight of all Student Affairs activities at the UTSPH.


Anne Baronitis, MEd

Director of Student Affairs

Oversees the office in Houston and assists in coordinating services at Regional campuses; is the ADA contact person for students with disabilities; advisor to the SPH Student Association; student advocate; ensures appropriate implementation of all academic policies and procedures as they apply to students and their academic endeavors.


Silvia Santiago

Business/Office Manager/Scholarships and Traineeship Coordinator

Coordinator of SPH Scholarships and Traineeships, serves as an Academic Staff Advisor for MPH and Certificate/Non-Degree students.


Leah Merrill

Systems Analyst

Handles all requests for student data; designs reports; supports technical needs of the office.


John Adams

Coordinator of Student Records

Records manager; does student committee updates; prepares SPH courses for the Registrar’s Office; coordinates student evaluation meetings; manages comment card system, course evaluations, assists in all aspects of student registration.


JR Bright

Academic Advisor

Coordinates academic advising for Master’s students; serves as a resource for academic policies and procedures.


Pantheia Evans

Coordinator of Career Services

Manages the Career Services, provide resources on how to find jobs, write cover letters and create a strong resume/CV; coordinates seminars in area of career development; collects all student employment opportunities for the school.


Tiaresa Carter

Manager of Admissions

Manages the admissions process for prospective students; serves as an admissions counselor; assists with coordination of the recruitment process for the school; prepares reports on the application and admissions process; assists with new student orientation.


Kimberly Holmes

Administrative Coordinator for Graduation

Audits student coursework and grades to ensure degree seeking students are fulfilling requirements for graduation; reviews all aspects of clearing a student for graduation; oversee the commencement exercise for students that are graduating also serves as backup for administrative area. 713-500-9029

Keuchie Reed

Administrative Coordinator for Course Scheduling

Prepares SPH Course Schedule as well as update course and faculty information; also publishes student affairs weekly newsletter.


Elvis Parada

Admissions Coordinator

Assists prospective students’ with the admissions process; serves as admissions counselor; assist with New Student Orientation and Open House; respond to any inquiries regarding future admissions to the School of Public Health.



Graduate Assistants

Omotola Akintola

Rashmi Dongardive

Zenab Idris

Ahlam Mohammed