Telles-Irvin Named UF’s New Vice President for Student Affairs

Published: July 23rd, 2004

Category: Memos

Bernie Machen, President

I am pleased to announce that I have named Patricia Telles- Irvin as the University of Florida’s next vice president for student affairs. She will begin her new duties at UF on Oct. 1, 2004.

Telles-Irvin (pronounced TAY-yes) currently is the senior vice president for student affairs and human resources at Florida International University in Miami, a position she has held since 2002, after serving as vice president of the same position since 1998.

A counseling psychologist, Telles-Irvin, has been at FIU since 1993. She became director of FIU’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center in 1994, and served as assistant vice president for student affairs and associate vice president for student affairs in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

From 1988 to 1992, Telles-Irvin was a psychologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and an assistant professor in the school’s department of psychiatry. Before that, she was a psychologist and counselor at the University of Texas at El Paso and a psychologist in private practice in Massachusetts.

A native of Texas, Telles-Irvin received her master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling, both from Boston University in 1978 and 1983, respectively. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Duke University in 1977 and attended the Universidad de Madrid in 1976 as part of her degree program.

Telles-Irvin’s recent honors include membership in the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and the Order of Omega Honor Society. Her professional affiliations include the National Hispanic Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

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