President's Cabinet

Purpose or Function: The President’s Cabinet advises the President of the university on matters pertaining to the overall operations of the university including strategic planning, policy development, budget actions, personnel, space allocations, and other administrative actions.

The President's Cabinet will also manage, review, and prioritize space requests, including requests to retain space that is being vacated due to a new facility and requests to change the function of existing space. The function is needed to ensure the highest and best use of our limited space, as well as to ensure compliance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board facilities inventory requirements. The President's Cabinet is also responsible for approving or disapproving of sculptures/paintings, etc. to be permanently displayed on campus and proposed changes in architectural standards. It will also work with outside architect firms on landscaping and the color of paint for buildings. These efforts aim to coordinate the appearance of the campus and may involve advisory groups as needed.

Membership: The cabinet consists of the President, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Intercollegiate Athletics, Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation, Vice President for Enrollment Management, and Vice President for Institutional Excellence as voting ex-officio members.  Others may be appointed by the President for limited terms as appropriate.

Chair: President of the University

Responsible University Official: President

President's Cabinet Members
Name Unit Represented Term End

Kelly Miller

President (Chair)


Clarenda Phillips

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Jaclyn Mahlmann

Vice President for Finance and Administration


Jaime Nodarse Barrera

Vice President for Institutional Advancement


Adrian Rodriguez

Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Intercollegiate Athletics


Ahmed Mahdy

Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation


Andy Benoit

Vice President for Enrollment Management


John LaRue

Vice President for Institutional Excellence


Last Updated: 11/15/2023