As of February 1, Rey Ramos is the new director of the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling.
Ramos has over 16 years of experience in higher education and is currently pursuing his doctorate in higher education administration. Before joining the Vick Center, Ramos served as the director of the Personalized Academic Advising and Career Exploration (PACE) Center at Texas State University in San Marcos. PACE coordinates the academic advising for all first-year students at Texas State and assists with the major declaration process.
“I’m excited to welcome Rey Ramos back to campus,” said Dean Brent Iverson. “His previous experience at UT, as well as his current leadership role at Texas State, make him the ideal person to take over the Vick Center. During the interview process, his genuine desire to help all students was inspiring. I was also impressed by his understanding of both the advising and career counseling missions of the Vick Center, and how together they provide the entire campus with important resources for every student.”
Ramos is no stranger to both the student and administrative sides of The University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from UT in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in government and earned a master’s in higher education administration from Sam Houston State University. He has worked in positions in various areas at UT including admissions, student affairs, the office of the dean of students, and the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence. Prior to his position at Texas State, Ramos served as a program specialist for the Texas Higher Education and Coordinating Board.
“I am beyond thrilled to be returning to The University of Texas,” Ramos said. “Having earned my undergraduate degree at UT and having spent the majority of my professional career on the Forty Acres, I have a tremendous affinity for this campus. I am a Longhorn to the core and it brings me great comfort to be of service to my alma mater once again. I’m home.”