Division of Student Success Directory

The Division of Student Success is here to connect you to the campus and the resources proven to help you succeed.
Hours of Operation

Monday  8am - 5pm
Tuesday  8am - 5pm
Wednesday  8am - 5pm
Thursday  8am - 5pm
Friday  8am - 5pm

Appointment times may vary outside of
the regular schedule


Ransom Hall
602 W. Second St., Arlington, TX

Administrative Office Staff

Ashley Purgason, PhD

Associate Vice Provost for the Division of Student Success

Headshot of Dr Ashley Purgason

Bio: Dr. Ashley Purgason is a Maverick through and through, having received her BS and MS from UTA. Dr. Purgason is a toxicologist by training and received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is also a former member of the UTA Women's basketball team. She leads a unit of professional staff in a variety of activities designed to meet student academic needs from registration to graduation.


Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising

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Liz Richter

Senior Director for the Division of Student Success

Bio: Liz received her BS from the University of North Texas and her Masters in Organizational Development from Abilene Christian University. Dedicating the majority of her service years at UTA to academic advising, Liz also supports the strategic and technology initiatives within the Division.

Patty Phillips

Administrative Assistant II

Patty Phillips

Kassidy Gary

Financial Analyst

Kassidy Gary

Bio: Kassidy received her BBA from Baylor University. She started her career in public accounting as an auditor, then transitioned to work specifically in Education. Kassidy supports DSS by providing financial analyses and insight to help the Division efficiently and effectively serve students.