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Soncia Reagins-Lilly

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly began serving as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at The University of Texas at Austin in September 2016. She collaborates with students, faculty and staff to help create a safe and welcoming campus where students can thrive through healthy learning environments.
As a College of Education faculty member in the Department of Educational Administration, Dr. Lilly serves on the Graduate Studies Committee, co-chairs dissertations and teaches graduate level courses, helping to shape the next generation of higher education professionals.
For over 30 years, Dr. Lilly has been committed to helping students have a successful college experience. She began her career as a student union program coordinator followed by progressive leadership roles in student affairs at major universities. She has previously served as assistant vice chancellor of student affairs administration at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Lilly earned a bachelor's degree in economics at The University of California at Irvine, a master's in education at California State University, San Bernardino, and a doctorate in education administration at the University of Southern California.