About the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to providing a student-centered, co-curricular atmosphere that enhances the academic mission of the university, and embraces the belief that learning is not confined solely within traditional classroom boundaries. 

Through the programs, services, and interactions provided by the Division of Student Affairs, we hope that our UHCL Hawks engage in a process of gaining skills to further develop their leadership skills, impact as global citizens, and critical and ethical decision making.

We hope to inspire students to engage and succeed in their individual pursuit of learning, growth, and transformation. 

Our Staff

David Rachita

Dean of Students
Phone: 281-283-2568

Iliana Melendez

Associate Dean of Students
Phone: 281-283-2618

Velma Porraz

Department Assistant
Phone: 281-283-2616