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Hilda Silva

Dr. Hilda Silva

Hilda Silva, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Tel: (956) 882-5135, Fax: (956) 882-5039


Bachelors - Pan American University – BA in Social Work
Masters - Pan American – M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance
Ed.D. - University of Houston - Educational Leadership and Supervision

Length of time UTB
30 years

Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice President for Student Affairs is the Chief Student Affairs Officer of the University. The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for the administration of the Division of Student Affairs. The primary duties are to direct strategic planning and evaluation for the division, develop and direct student programs and services, conduct student assessments and evaluations, develop and implement student policies, direct the administration of student discipline, direct the allocation of student services fees, and perform other duties as assigned by the Provost and President. The Vice President for Student Affairs will provide administrative supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Other major departments under Student Affairs consist of: Student Housing, Student Recreation, Student Union, Student Life, Student Success Center, Student Health Services, Disability Services, Career Services, Student Media, Orientation, Student Ambassadors, and the Chess program.


Previous Experience:
The University of Texas at Brownsville

Vice President Student Affairs
2001 to Present
Director of Learning Support Services
2000 to 2001
Director of Counseling & Guidance
1980 to 2000

Texas Rehabilitation Commission – Harlingen, TX

Social Worker
1977 to 1979

Texas Department of Human Services – Raymondville, TX & Weslaco, TX

Social Worker
1975 to 1977



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