Administration & Academic Affairs

Associate VP
Deena J McConnell J.D.

Deena J McConnell J.D.


As Associate Vice President for Administration and Academic Affairs, Ms. McConnell advises the provost and other academic affairs personnel on legal, procedural, contractual and regulatory issues within the Division of Academic Affairs.  In partnership with the Dwight Look College of Engineering, she focuses considerable time and effort to ongoing management of the teaching and research contracts that guide Texas A&M at Qatar operations, as well as contractual relationships with other out of country programs, including those in Costa Rica and Mexico.

She is the primary coordinator of policy, rule and regulation review for the Office of the Provost, and provides support related to grievances, legislation analysis and issues management processes.  She oversees the processing of academic documents for the Board of Regents, and supports both the Associate Vice President for Academic Services and Vice Provost with reporting to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), respectively.