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John Yarabeck

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John Yarabeck
Dean of Students
jyarabeck@shsu.edu
10 years
28 years
BS, M.Ed.

 

 

 

 

 

John grew up in Denver, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) receiving a BS in Human Development/Family Studies and an M.Ed in College Student Personnel Administration. John has spent his entire professional life in student services and prior to coming to SHSU has worked at Concordin College (MN), Saint Bonaventure University (NY), Saint Mary's University (TX), Columbia College (MO), Christian Brothers University (TN), Thiel College (PA), Houston Baptist University (TX), and Waynesburg College (PA). In addition to overseeing The Dean of Students Staff, Dean Yarabeck chairs the Students of Concerns (SOC) Team and coordinates the Crisis Team. He also serves as the Freshmen Leaders Program (FLP) facilitator and is the Student Government Association (SGA) Advisor. John enjoys attending SHSU athletic and theater events. He is also active in the Huntsville Rotary Club, University Heights Baptist Church and serves as Vice President of the Huntsville Cruisers (classic car club).


Jeanine Bias

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Jeanine Bias
Associate Dean of Students
jbias@shsu.edu
6 years
13 years
BA, Exec. M.P.A.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanine Bias is originally from San Antonio, TX and is a proud alumnus of Sam Houston State University where she received a BA in Political Science.  She also has an Executive Master's of Public Administration from Texas Southern University.  Ms. Bias has spent her entire professional career in student affairs and prior to coming to SHSU has worked at University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas State University San Marcos in various departments including Admissions, Residence Life and Multicultural Student Affairs. Her responsibilities in the Dean of Students' Office include coordination of the Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Affairs for the university, providing oversight to the Greek Life program at SHSU, Sam C.A.R.E.S., Students of Concern Team (SOC), Student Absence Notification, as well as advising the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association and Order of Omega Greek Honor Society.


Jerrell Sherman

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Jerrell Sherman
Assistant Dean of Students for Greek Life
jsherman@shsu.edu
4 years
6 years
BA, M.A.

 

 

 

 

 

Jerrell Sherman is a Houston, Texas native and is a proud alumnus of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. He then went on to obtain his Master's Degree in Advertising/Marketing Communications from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. His responsibilities include but are not limited to event planning, policy writing, branding, marketing/pr campaigns, web development, advising the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Order of Omega, and providing oversight for the entire Greek Life program at SHSU.


Chelsea Smith

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Chelsea Smith
Assistant Dean of Students for Parent Relations & Special Programs
chelsea.smith@shsu.edu
2 years
6 years
BA, M.Ed.

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Smith is originally from Austin, Texas. She attended Texas State University-San Marcos where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Master's of Education in Student Affairs. At Texas State University she was an Academic Advisor for the College of Liberal Arts. She was also a graduate research assistant and intern in the Office of Greek Life. Chelsea currently works with Parents and Special Programs in the Dean of Students' Office. Her responsibilities include coordinating Bearkat Family Weekend, SHSU Orange Keys, Raven's Call Memorial Service, FLASH Mentoring Program, Online Mentoring and Guidance Program, Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, and the USA Today Collegiate Readership Program. She is also the University Advisor for the Parents' Association and advisor to Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honors society.  She also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for Student Services and supervises student assistants.


Phyllis Barrett

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Phyllis Barrett
Administrative Secretary
pbarrett@shsu.edu
21 years
21 years

 

 

 

 

 

Phyllis has worked for the Division of Student Services since 1991. She is responsible for budgetary monitoring, purchasing, travel, assessment support, Student Government Association support, Parking Appeals Committee coordination, and Student Guidelines support. Phyllis also serves as a member of the Student Services Publications Committee, Freshman Leadership Selection Committee, and SHSU Parents' Association Scholarship Selection Committee.


Teresa Vick

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Teresa Vick
Secretary III
tv@shsu.edu
5 years
5 years

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa has been employed with Sam Houston State University since September 2007. She currently works in the Dean of Students' Office after transferring from the Office of the Registrar. Teresa's responsibilities include: Freshman Leadership Selection Coordinator, Freshman Leadership Program support, planning and coordinating the selection of Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities Award Banquet, and Administrator's Fair, as well as co-supervision of student assistants, coordination of disciplinary files, and appointments for the Dean and Associate Dean of Students.

 


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Laura Cardiel
Greek Life Graduate Assistant
lmc026@shsu.edu
4 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Cardiel is a proud alumnus of Sam Houston State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. As an undergraduate, Laura was involved in many organizations including Sigma Alpha Pi National Society, Order of Omega honor society, and also became a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated, to which she served in multiple capacities such as president and recruitment. Ms. Cardiel is currently working towards completing her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and plans to one day become a Dean at her beloved Alma mater. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to basic office tasks as well as advising, promoting, event planning and PR for Greek Life here at SHSU!


 

 

 


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