Dean's Message

Dr. JoAnn Canales

Our motto is Inquire, Innovate, Impact. Our vision is grounded in our commitment to enriching the public good through creative stewardship of graduate education. Our mission is to guide, cultivate, and collaborate with a diverse community of scholars and stakeholders providing expertise, oversight and resources that generate and disseminate higher education excellence in South Texas and beyond.

It is a distinct honor for me to serve the administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni that comprise the Island Community. Together with the loyal and able staff in CGS, we are committed to providing you with the needed information, guidance, and support and pledge to work diligently on your behalf.

Your success and accomplishments are our greatest satisfaction. Together, we will advance and enrich the quality of life for the Coastal Bend and beyond.

Respectfully,

JoAnn Canales, PhD
Founding Dean for the College of Graduate Studies