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Meet the Staff


Parent & Family Center Professional Staff

Casey Gonzales
Assistant Dean of Students & Director of the Parent & Family Center

Casey Gonzales graduated from New Mexico Highlands University and began working at UT Arlington in 1984 in the Office of the President and Director of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and African American programs. 

Casey launched the Parent & Family Center in 2007 to establish, maintain and enhance communication between families and the UTA community.

Tasha Talton
Assistant Director – Parent & Family Center

Tasha Talton joined the Parent & Family Center team in 2016 as Assistant Director.  She has over six years of experience working with collegiate parent programs, and over sixteen years of experience in educational administration.

Tasha is passionate about the personal and social development of students and their families within institutions of higher education.

Parent & Family Center Student Liaisons

Anthony Coca (L) Senior, University Studies Major

Favorite On-Campus Study Location

Third Floor of the Central Library

Inspirational Quote Helpful to All Students

Why live an ordinary life when you can live an extraordinary one?                                                            

-Anthony Robbins

Sawsan Shmais (R) Sophomore, Nursing Major

Favorite On-Campus Study Location

Second Floor of the Maverick Activity Center (MAC)

Inspirational Quote Helpful to All Students

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you don't change your destination. 

-Zig Zigler, Author & Motivational Speaker