(Press Release) 

South Plains College recently announced the appointment of Kathryn Perez as the new Dean of Admissions and Records. Perez replaced Dean Andrea Rangel who retired after 45 years of service to the college.

According to Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Stanley DeMerritt, “The experiences of the past decade have developed Kathryn into the perfect choice for the position of Dean. Kathryn’s daily mantra is the vision of SPC – Improving each student’s life.”

“Her leadership philosophy and style allows her to see the larger picture of ensuring student success and how her departments can assist students in the educational process,” he said. “I look forward to her service in this role.”

Perez had served as the Associate Dean of Students at SPC for nearly two and a half years. She joined the staff at the college in June 2007 when she worked as recruiter for three years. She became the coordinator of New Student Relations, a post she held for six years. In 2016, Perez was named Associate Dean of Students.

“When I came to work at the college, I never figured that I would be here this long,” she said. “My goal was to teach nutrition for head start. I’m glad for the path I’ve chosen.”

The Levelland native graduated from Levelland High School and she earned an Associate of Science degree from South Plains College. She transferred to Texas Tech University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Perez earned a Master of Education from Angelo State University.

Perez is a member of AACRAO-American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Locally, she is a member of the Levelland Breakfast Rotary club and the Levelland Main Street Economic Vitality Committee.

“I plan to continue to make a difference in the lives of students,” she said. “My goal is to always move forward, and stay up with what we need to focus on so that students get the information they need.”

Perez and her husband Abel are the parents of Everett, 6, and Adleigh, 5.