Student Development Specialist II
Ph. (956) 882-8292
Michael E. Aldape is the newest member of the Student Success Center staff, joining the Center in December 2012 as a Student Development Specialist. Michael has been an employee of the University since 2008, working first with the Office of the President, followed by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Facilities and Planning.
As a Student Development Specialist, Michael’s main responsibility is to mentor students–specifically student athletes–ensuring they are on-track for a timely graduation. Furthermore, Michael is responsible for providing all students with opportunities for learning, personal and professional development, and the tools they will need to be successful during and after college.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History-Social Studies Education from UTB and TSC in May 2011. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in History from UT Brownsville. Michael’s dream is to make a career in higher education, serving the students of Brownsville, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and beyond.
In his spare time (the little that he has), Michael can usually be found volunteering at church, cooking, reading, watching an awesome black and white movie, and enjoying life with his family and friends.