Office of Student Affairs and Student Diversity - Rooms 503

  • Dr. Ernestine S. Lacy, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Student Diversity, may be reached at 214-828-8232
  • Ms. Kimberley Morgan-Thompson, Director of Student Affairs, may be reached at 214-828-8210
  • Ms. Leilane Jan, Administrative Assistant, may be reached at 214-828-8240
  • Ms. Kay Egbert, Manager Financial Aid, may be reached at 214-828-8181
  • Ms. Taryn Walker, Records and Registration, may be reached at 214-828-8233 

The Student Affairs and Student Diversity office serves the College as advocates, advisors, educators, and administrators for students and student organizations in order to create and foster leadership and involvement opportunities that enhance personal, interpersonal, and organizational development. Students are our focal point and we play a vital role in the personal growth, wellness, intellectual development, academic achievement and career success of each individual student. We are guided, motivated, and challenged by the students for whom and with whom we work. We are inspired by their accomplishments.

The Associate Dean, Dr. Ernestine Lacy, is the official dental and dental hygiene student advisor to the Student Promotions Committee as outlined in the Academic and Disciplinary Due Process for Students document.

This office facilitates numerous services, events and activities for students including, but not limited to:


  • In-office counseling for both personal and academic issues
  • Referrals for confidential off-campus counseling with consulting psychologists and psychiatrist
  • Career counseling and development

Student Leadership

  • Student Council
  • Class officer elections
  • Student organizations
  • Dental fraternities/Interfraternity Council
  • Organized dentistry liaison, e.g. Dallas County Dental Society, Texas Dental Association
  • TAMUS Chancellor's Student Advisory Board
  • HSC Student Government Association

Student Events

  • Orientation
  • White Coat Ceremony
  • Commencement
  • Graduation Awards Ceremony
  • First Year Family Day
  • Holiday Gala
  • Dental Olympics
  • Vendor Fair Liaison

Support Services

  • Postdoctoral Application Support Services & Match Liaison
  • Mentor Program
  • Student Handbook
  • Student Telephone Directory
  • Textbooks
  • Housing information & roommate liaison
  • Health Insurance
  • Lab bench assignments
  • Coat locker assignments
  • Recommendations for scholarships, graduate programs & summer externships
  • Armed Forces presentation coordination
  • Student Absence and faculty notification
  • Short term Leave of Absence
  • Summer Predental Enrichment Program support  


  • Class meetings with the Dean
  • Advisors
  • Consultation regarding academic and disciplinary matters