Academic Success Staff

Sharon O. Gibbs, Academic Success Advisor

Sharon Oster Gibbs joined the University of Dallas in August 2013.  She is a native of St. Paul, MN and a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.S. degree in Animal and Plant Systems. She also has an M.Ed. in Adult, Secondary and Higher Education from Grand Valley State University. Sharon has over 15 years of experience working in higher education. She has previously worked as a career counselor and most recently as an academic advisor and retention specialist. Sharon is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) and National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA).  

Graduate Assistants

Kate Mann

Kate Mann is a graduate student studying Education. She has a bachelor's degree from UD in History. She was a tutor in History during her undergraduate education and is currently student teaching.

Matthew Guertin

Matthew is enrolled as a full-time student in the IPS doctoral program for Philosophy. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Master of Sacred Theology from International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria and a BA in Philosohy from St. Joseph College of Maine. Matthew has previously worked as a tutor for various disciplines and as a teaching assistant.






Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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