Dr. Sarina R. Phillips is an associate provost for Academic Affairs at Prairie View A&M University. In this role, she works with the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs and other academic support personnel to interpret academic and academically related policies, procedures, rules, and emulations affecting faculty, students, and staff of PVAMU. She also coordinates and facilitates the academic program review process at PVAMU, trains and monitors units on academic program and unit assessment, while facilitating the work of internal committees and councils.
Since joining PVAMU in 2014, Phillips provided leadership to the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education from 2015 to 2016 as interim/acting dean. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Tarleton State University.
Phillips launched her professional career at Tarleton State University as a lecturer in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems. She later served as dean of Academic and Student Support Services, director of Enrollment Services, coordinator of Academic Advising, an instructor, and an adjunct faculty and graduate faculty member at TSU. She went on to serve as an assistant to the president for Diversity and External Relations at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. While there, she was promoted to director of Academic Affairs, acting university registrar, chief enrollment officer, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies, as well as an assistant professor and lecturer.
Over the years, Phillips held multiple service leadership positions under the categories of service, academic, community, and state. In addition, she served as co-principal investigator on a more than $1-million grant from the National Science Foundation for “The Central Texas 2-STEP: Attraction TO STEM and Retention and Graduation IN STEM.”
Phillips earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree in business administration from Tarleton State University. She also holds a doctoral degree in postsecondary and adult education from Capella University.