Dr. Becky Spurlock has served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Leadership at The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) since August 2019. In her role, she oversees many of the co-curricular programs and services for students including the Shepperd Leadership Institute.
Prior to joining UTPB, she served as the Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of Student Life at the University of the South (colloquially known as Sewanee). Before Sewanee, Dr. Spurlock served in various capacities at Belmont University (Nashville), Trinity University (San Antonio), Texas State University (San Marcos), St. Mary’s University (San Antonio), and the University of Texas San Antonio.
As a first-generation college student, she believes in the transformational power of higher education. An educator, sought after speaker, and leader in the field of Student Affairs, she regularly teaches, speaks, and consults on developing community, leadership, strategic planning, and assessment.
Dr. Spurlock has more than 25 years of experience in Student Affairs. A high-energy speaker, Dr. Spurlock is known for her ability to engage audiences, address difficult topics, and connect through humor. Trained in narrative analysis and as a qualitative researcher, Dr. Spurlock uses stories to connect, teach, and deepen relationships.
Dr. Spurlock has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University as well two degrees from Texas State University, a B.S. in Recreational Administration and an M.Ed in Counseling and Guidance. In 2017, Dr. Spurlock completed the Management and Leadership Education Program Certificate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.