Dr. Ashley Spicer-Runnels is a higher education professional who is driven by a passion to help people become the best version of themselves. She is an advocate of common sense and lifelong learning and considers herself a jack of many trades.
Ashley received her Ed.D from Lamar University, studying education leadership. She is an alumna of University of Houston-Victoria with a masters degree in Business Administration and Lamar University with a bachelors degree in Family and Consumer Sciences – Family Studies.
Ashley’s research interests include retention, imposter syndrome, leadership development, student integration and engagement, social media and branding, multiracial students, and student persistence. She has published research related to the impact of social and academic integration on student persistence.
Higher Education Experience
She brings over a decade of experience in the field of higher education in areas such as orientation, new student and parent programming, student leadership, multicultural programming, Greek Life, and judicial affairs. Recently, she has transitioned to the Division of Academic Affairs where she is discovering a whole new world within higher education. She is currently working on curriculum and academic policies to enhance efficiencies within the university.
Currently, she serves Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.