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Associate professor appointed assistant provost and assistant vice president of Academic Affairs

Associate professor appointed assistant provost and assistant vice president of Academic Affairs

Texas A&M University-Central Texas has announced the appointment of Dr. Sam Fiala to assistant provost and assistant vice president of Academic Affairs, effective June 1, 2022.

In this role, he will be involved with long-range and strategic academic planning, student success initiatives, support of undergraduate programs and academic program review. He will also work closely with Dr. Kellie Cude, associate provost and senior associate vice president for Academic Affairs, on accreditation efforts.

Dr. Fiala’s experience includes completing the Texas Academic Leadership Academy (TALA, 2018) and serving as a TALA Fellow in the Office of the Provost (2021-2022), where he conducted research on student success and worked collaboratively with faculty on the Academic Master Plan. He also served as chair for the Counseling and Psychology Department (2017-2022).

“I am delighted that Dr. Fiala will be joining the Office of the Provost as assistant provost and assistant vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Fiala has served as the Texas Academic Leadership Academy (TALA) Fellow in the Office of the Provost since 2021 and brings a wealth of expertise in student success, assessment, and program evaluation,” Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Peg Gray-Vickrey said. Adding to his experience, he has served as a board member of the Bell County Public Health District since 2015 and is a member of the Central Texas College Mental Health Advisory Committee since 2017.

Dr. Fiala joined Tarleton State University-Central Texas (now A&M-Central Texas) in 2008 as an associate professor of psychology and counseling. He earned his Master of Science in August of 2002 and his Doctor of Philosophy in December of 2005, both in clinical psychology at Texas A&M University, College Station.