Kimberley Nanez

Kimberley Nañez

Executive Director, Student Academic Success Center

Kimberley Nañez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History in spring 2003 from Texas A&M University and her Master of Arts degree in History in spring 2005 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. From 2005-2007, she worked as an adjunct History instructor at San Antonio College. From 2007-2015, Kim worked as an academic advisor I, II, III, IV at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the College of Sciences. In 2015, Kim transitioned to the role of the Executive Director of the Student Academic Success Center at Texas A&M University-San Antonio managing academic coaching, tutoring services, supplemental instruction, the Testing Center, Texas Success Initiative, theDream.US scholars, and foster services.

During her tenure as an academic advisor in the College of Sciences, Kim took on two instrumental roles within the Center; the trainer and the advisor for at-risk students. Kim also supervised the academic advisor I and II roles in the Center. She developed a program for at-risk students that earned the NACADA 2012 program award. These skills from this program were instrumental in Kim transitioning to her role at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

In March 2015, Kim transitioned to her role as the Director of the Student Academic Success Center. In this role, Kim was an integral part of the comprehensive expansion as A&M-San Antonio went from a 2 year (upper division) institution to a 4 year institution. During this expansion, Kim hired a team to create academic coaching, tutoring services, and the Testing Center. In 2016, she became one of the foster liaisons for A&M-San Antonio and the scholar advisor for theDream.US scholar program.

Kim is currently working in the division of Academic Affairs as the Executive Director of the Student Academic Success Center. In this role, Kim helped A&M-San Antonio grow theDream.US scholar program from 2 students to over 150 students. In 2021, Kim was awarded a $120,000 grant from Blue Meridian. The grant focused on supporting Dreamer students on the A&M-San Antonio Campus. Under Kim’s leadership at A&M-SA has built Dreamers supports from emergency funds, Fellowships for undocumented students, and DACA scholarships because of the grant. In 2019, A&M-San Antonio was awarded $130,000 in grants for foster youth. This grant is called the Bexar County Fostering Education and Success (BCFES) program. A&M-San Antonio is a partner with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Alamo Colleges, the Bexar County Court System, DFPS, and CASA. All of these entities work in conjunction with each other to support foster youth transitioning to college. A&M-San Antonio has been awarded $130,000 every year since 2019 and the grant is now in the base budget of UTSA. Kim and her team manage the grant at A&M-San Antonio which has helped the foster program grow from 49 students to over 100.

Kimberley Nanez

College Of Arts And Sciences

Department of History, Philosophy and Geography

Adjunct Faculty

Central Academic Bldg room 202
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Course Teachings

UNIV 1000 001 Academic Recovery Course Spring 2024 Syllabus
HIST 1302 001 US History from 1865 Spring 2024 Syllabus