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Meritza Tamez

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Meritza Tamez, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
One Main Building, Suite S380
Telephone: 713-221-8056


Scope of Responsibilities

At UHD, Dr. Tamez is responsible for managing referrals related to students who are alleged to have violated the Student Rights and Responsibilities policy, students in distress, student crises, and student grievances. She also oversees the student conduct process, adjudicates student conduct cases and facilitates student conduct hearings. In addition, Dr. Tamez chairs the university’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), manages the Counseling and Health Services departments and facilitates Student Affairs involvement at freshman/transfer/international/graduate orientations.

In her role, Dr. Tamez is responsible for the development, implementation, progression and assessment for the division of Student Affairs. She also supervises all student life departments, including Career Development Center, Disability Services, Sports and Fitness, Student Activities and Veterans Services. Dr. Tamez also leads the Ring Ceremony, President’s Homecoming Barbecue, Global Scholars and other special projects supported through the Office of the President.

Educational Qualifications

Dr. Tamez earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from The Pennsylvania State University; Master of Arts in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Texas A&M University. Her certifications include: National Certified Counselor.

Professional Experience

Dr. Tamez has ten years’ experience in higher education, with over five years in Student Affairs as a director, Assistant Dean of Student, and Interim Dean of Students. Dr. Tamez also has over 14 years’ experience in the disability services field having served in a variety of roles including counselor, administrator and university instructor. She completed an internship with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs where she helped veterans develop treatment plans to successfully transition from the military to school and/or employment.

Curriculum Vitae