Soncia Reagins-Lilly

Soncia Reagins-Lilly

Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Ed.D.

Higher Education concentration, Program in Higher Education Leadership


Office & Hours

Office: SSB 4.104

+1 512-471-5017

+1 512-471-8322

Courses of Instruction
Sociology of Student and Campus Cultures (EDA 383)
Higher Education Finance
Post High School Educational Transitions

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of the Dean of Students
Austin, TX 78712
UT Mail Code: A5800

Full Vita
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Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Ed.D., is Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lilly is directly responsible for the Division of Housing and Food Service, the Texas Union, and the Office of the Dean of Students, which is comprised of eight program and service areas (Student Judicial Services, Student Activities and Leadership Development, Greek Life and Intercultural Education, New Student Services, Legal Services for Students, Student Emergency Services, Legislative Student Organizations, and DoS Central Administration). Prior to UT Austin, Dr. Lilly was Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Administration at The University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine, a Master of Arts in education from California State University, San Bernardino, and a doctorate in education administration from the University of Southern California. She is active in professional associations and is a Strategic Planning and Management Consultant, facilitating workshops and giving presentations on higher education topics at national conferences.


Ed.D., Education Administration, University of Southern California (1999)
M.A., Education, California State University, San Bernardino (1991)
B.A., Economics, University of California, Irvine (1986)

Research Interests and Expertise

Higher Education policy, administration and finance; strategic planning; Leadership Development; Cultural Competence and International Cultural exchange

Boards, Committees and Associations

  • Principal Investigator, California Student Aid Commission, America Reads and UCLA in LA Grants, 2002 to present
  • Consultant, University of California, San Diego Strategic Planning & Management, 2003
  • Board Member and University Liaison, African Diaspora Foundation, 2003
  • Founder, No Child Left Behind Tutorial Program, UCLA 2003
  • Mentor, UCLA Professional Development Program 2001–2003
  • Founder, African American Matriculation Project, UCLA 2002
  • Chair, National Search for Director of the UCLA Office of Residential Life Program, 2002
  • Chancellor’s Delegate, University of California Management Institute, 2002
  • Founder, Women’s Re-Entry and Adult Resource Center, California State University, San Bernardino, 1993
  • Founder, Multicultural Resource Center, California State University, San Bernardino, 1993
  • Founder, Student Union Programming Board, California State University, San Bernardino, 1987