|Dr. Carol Dochen is the Director of the Student Learning Assistance Center. She also teaches courses in both University College and the Department of Educational Administration and Psychological Services. Dr. Dochen earned a B.S. in Psychology/Guidance Studies and an M.Ed. in School Psychology from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, with a minor in Educational Psychology, from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been employed at Texas State University-San Marcos since 1974.|
Lindley Workman Alyea is the Assistant Director of the Student Learning Assistance Center where she coordinates the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program and oversees SLAC’s outreach and public relations components, including collaboration with New Student and Parent Orientation, Emerging Stars, and PAWS Preview. Lindley assists SLAC’s Director with strategic planning and other projects that help SLAC meet its long term goals and objectives. She also teaches courses in the Department of English and University College. Lindley holds a B.A. in Radio, Television, & Film and an M.A. in English from the University of North Texas. Lindley began work at Texas State in 2005.
|Meghan Parker is the Learning Lab Coordinator for the Student Learning Assistance Center and is responsible for the training and work of the Center's tutors. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University. Meghan recently moved to Austin after spending 4 years as a Director for a National Sorority Headquarters based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She began working at Texas State in 2010.|
|René LeBlanc is a Student Development Specialist I and assists both the Learning Lab Coordinator and the Instructional Programs Coordinator. She also supervises the Online Writing Laboratory and provides verbal tutor training. René teaches courses in Texas State's English department, too. René received a B.F.A in Studio Art and an M.A. in English from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, specialization fiction, from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. She has been working at Texas State since 1989.|
|Lisa Whittaker is the Systems Support Specialist II and provides technical aid and supervision for the Learning Lab, the Supplemental Instruction program, the Online Writing Lab and for the Student Learning Assistance Center staff. Lisa earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and has been working at Texas State since 1994.|
|Kathi Ritch is the Administrative Assistant III and organizes, plans, and directs the efforts of the Student Learning Assistance Center's office staff. She manages all of the office's clerical operations, supervises student employees, implements administrative policies, and initiates and coordinates all secretarial functions of the Center's office. Kathi worked at Southwest Texas State University from 1980-1998. After a brief absence, she returned to Texas State in August, 2006.|
|Danita Hayes Is the Graduate Research Assistant for Outreach and helps coordinate and promote outreach programming for SLAC. Danita assists in coordinating and presenting educational workshops and represents SLAC at events including New Student and Parent Orientation, Browse Sessions, Bobcat Days, PAWS Preview, and other related events. Danita holds a B.A. in History form Texas A&M University and is currently working on a Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education.|
|Raechel Friedman is the Graduate Research Assistant for SLAC's Learning Lab, assisting the Learning Lab Coordinator in current and future projects. Raechel earned a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University in May 2012. Before she was accepted into the graduate program, she worked as a SLAC office assistant for three years. She is currently working on a M.Ed. in Educational Technology and will be certified to teach Secondary (8-12) Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science courses.|