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Student Affairs

Department Contact

Christie Knudsen

Christie Knudsen
Executive Assistant I
Ph 361.221.0642
Fax 361.221.0797
cknudsen@tamu.edu

About Student Affairs

Staff members in the Office of Student Affairs, including the Assistant Dean, are available to advise students regarding matters of a personal or general nature or concern. Depending on the matter, staff members may refer students to an appropriate resource, which include resources for career options, study habits, housing, scholarships, financial aid, part-time employment, campus activities, and home and community relationships. Students are encouraged to seek help from appropriate individuals including faculty advisors, staff in the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs, Director of Student Success or from a qualified professional (e.g., counselor) whenever they encounter a problem.

Student Affairs Mission

The Office of Student Affairs fosters the academic achievement, career development and personal growth of professional student pharmacists by providing services, informing students about career and professional development opportunities, facilitating the development and application of innate leadership skills, and encouraging participation in co-curricular and student activities.

The Office of Student Affairs will strive to:

  1. Provide advice and pertinent information to those applying to the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy;
  2. Attract and enroll highly qualified students who epitomize the College’s mission and represent the diversity of the people of South Texas;
  3. Introduce and familiarize new students with the College of Pharmacy during Pre-Orientation and Orientation programs;
  4. Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to provide a welcoming, engaging and student-centered learning environment;
  5. Coordinate special events such as White Coat Ceremony and Commencement;
  6. Provide a broad range of student services through collaborative partnerships with Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Health Science Center and Texas A&M University-Kingsville;
  7. Assist with student registration, financial aid and scholarship services, international student services, and business office items;
  8. Provide support and guidance to active and recognized student organizations at the College of Pharmacy; and
  9. Collaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Student Success to facilitate the retention, academic progression, and graduation of all students by referring students to their faculty advisors, informing students of tutoring opportunities, and following student progress through the activities of the Problem Early Alert Network.

Student Affairs Staff

Amanda Galindo, EdD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
1010 W. Ave. B, Kingsville, Texas, 78363
Phone: 361.221.0642
Fax: 361.221.0797
galindo@tamu.edu
Dr. Galindo's Bio

Juan Bustamante, PhD
Interim Director of Admissions 
1010 W. Ave. B, Kingsville, Texas, 78363
Phone: 361.221.0643 
Fax: 361.221.0797
bustamante@tamu.edu

Cheyloh Brodnax, MBA
Assistant Director of Advising & Student Services
Phone: 361.221.0646
Fax: 361.221.0797
brodnax58@tamu.edu

Shelia Robinson, MEd
Education Program Assistant, College Station Campus
Phone: 979.436.0720
Fax: 979.436.0087
srobinson@tamu.edu

Ashley Ochoa, MBA
Program Coordinator I
Phone: 361.221.0644
Fax: 361.221.0797
arochoa@tamu.edu

Christie Knudsen
Executive Assistant I
Phone: 361.221.0642
Fax: 361.221.0797
cknudsen@tamu.edu