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Faculty in Residence


The Faculty-in-Residence program offers a unique opportunity for Islander faculty and administrators to reside in campus housing units and interact with students outside of the classroom experience, which has been attributed to increased student development that leads to enhanced interpersonal skills, intellectual orientation, and growth in autonomy and independence. This program is sponsored by Academic Affairs, Student Engagement and Success (SEAS), Islander Housing, and the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Provost Phillips

Dr. Clarenda Phillips has served as the Provost at TAMU-CC since 2018. She holdsabreadth of experience in educational and administrative roles gained through her time at Notre Dame of MarylandUniversity and Morehead State University.Her teaching and research have focused on the sociology of mental health and the intersectionality of race, gender, and class. Phillips has authored several book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor of “African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision,” which is unobserving as the basis of a documentary.

Phone: (361) 825-2722
Office: Corpus Christi Hall, Suite 200

Dr. Rosa
Professor Rosa Lazaro is excited to be starting her 12th year with the Department of Theatre at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. She is elated to be working with the incoming Freshmen of TAMU-CC as the Faculty In Residence.  Lazaro received her Masters of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. In the summers she travels to the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, where she serves as costume craft supervisor. She is the recipient of the Gene Chesley Design Award. She also enjoys serving as a guest lecturer around the country, including University of Virginia Arlington, Western Michigan University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and others.

Phone: (361) 825-2362

While Ms. Lazaro, Professor of Theatre, will live in campus housing for both the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, Dr. Phillips, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will live in campus housing during the fall 2020 semester. Both Ms. Lazaro and Dr. Phillips will collaborate with residence life staff to provide programming to meet resident needs, issues, or concerns; will engage students and encourage them to take advantage of Islander Housing and University-sponsored opportunities and events, will serve as role models of responsible and positive behavior, and will assist with crisis response as needed.