Stephen F. Austin State University

Staff

Veronica Beavers
Veronica Beavers - Director of Multicultural Affairs Office: BPSC Room 3.101 Phone: 936.468.1073

Veronica Beavers is an East Texas native originally from Longview, TX. As a two-time graduate from SFA she has definitely found her passion in higher education and educating students about diversity. In 2009, she received her Bachelors of Science with a double major of Biology and Psychology from SFA. In 2011, she received her Masters of Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from SFA as well. In 2014, she enrolled in the Doctoral Program for Higher Education Leadership at Texas A&M Commerce where she has an anticipated graduation date of December 2019. Veronica serves as the faculty advisor for multiple organizations and is a member of serving on various national and local organizations. In addition, Veronica has won several awards due to her work in event planning and student development.

Education

Stephen F. Austin State University: Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology (2009)

Stephen F. Austin State University: Masters of Education with an emphasis in educational leadership (2011)

Advice to Students

  1. Take an interest in other cultures; get to know people who are different from you.
  2. Studying is not an option, it's a requirement. Always remember to ask for help when needed.
  3. Remember why you're here. What motivated you to attend SFA? Keep that with you to ignite you during your times you need a little encouragement.
  4. Have fun! Get involved in all SFA has to offer!
Jalon Berry
Jalon Berry - Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs Office: BPSC 3.101 Phone: 936.468.1073

Jalon Berry is a native of Diboll, TX and a Sam Houston State University alumnus. During his time as an undergraduate student, Jalon discovered his aspiration and passion for higher education after becoming involved in various on-campus organizations. His involvement included serving as the President of SHSU National Pan-Hellenic Council, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Black Student Alliance. As a professional, he has served as the advisor for multiple student led organizations and as a committee member for various programs that advocate equality for all students. Jalon is excited to be a Lumberjack and is eager to promote diversity and inclusion across the campus of SFA!

Education

Sam Houston State University: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Sam Houston State University: Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

Advice to Students

  1. Get involved! College provides you with great networking opportunities
  2. Take it one day at a time. You will eventually graduate, but for now enjoy every moment as a student.
  3. Connect with your professors. They are here to help you, not hurt you.
  4. Time management is important. Focus on school, but also take the time out of your day to do things that you enjoy.
Alex Cambron - Coordinator of Veterans Resource Center Phone: 936.468.6494

Alex Cambron, who serves as the Veterans Resource Center Coordinator, is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He holds his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago and is completing a Masters of Higher Education Administration through the University of Louisville. Alex joined our team from the Stephen F. Austin Department of Military Science and brings a diverse set of experience gained as a career military officer and educator.

Alex shares our commitment to placing the needs of students first and proudly serving Lumberjack student veterans. He began his Army career in 2005, attending basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina and later received his commission through Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning in Georgia. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has had additional operational deployments in support of the U.S. and partner nation counter terrorism missions. His past operational assignments have included the Office of Defense Cooperation, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade (United States Intelligence and Security Command), 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion.

Alex is a graduate of the U.S. Army intelligence officer advanced course, NATO intelligence course, and US Army Master Educator Course. His decorations include the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals. He enjoys life in Nacogdoches with his wife, Dori, and their children, Faith, Zachary and Kristen.

Courtney Harris - Administrative Assistant Office: BPSC Room 3.101 Phone: 936.468.1073
Courtney Harris is from Missouri City, TX and is a proud two-time graduate of Sam Houston State University. During her time at Sam, Courtney was involved in Freshman Leadership Program, Chi Tau Epsilon Dance Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, The National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, and Program Council where she served as the Education Chair and the Spirit and Traditions Chair. In 2011, she received her Bachelors of Arts with a double major in History and Dance and, in 2015, earned her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Professionally, Courtney taught high school Pre-AP, Honors, and AP World History in Spring Branch ISD of Houston, TX and Irving ISD of Irving, Texas. She also served as the Head Drill/Dance Team Director of Northbrook High School leading the team to earn back-to-back titles of Grand Champion. In 2019, Courtney pursued a career in higher education and took on the position of Admissions Administrative Assistant at the University of St. Thomas- Houston where she was over admissions of the graduate program of the School of Education and Human Services. After relocating to Lufkin, TX, Courtney joined the staff of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University. She is excited to be a part of the OMA family and to support and promote diversity among the SFA students!