Silence: The Skill, the Art, the Practice
Vice President for Student Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
As the Vice President for Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Gage is directly responsible for services for over 50,000 students, including residence life, health and counseling services, student publications and media, recreational sports, student organizations, leadership development, and university unions.
Dr. Paine earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and J.D. from Texas Tech University. She served as Vice President for Student Affairs at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for over five years, where she led a staff of 480 full-time employees and an equal number of student employees, and oversaw a comprehensive Student Affairs program, which included the Intercollegiate Athletics program. Dr. Paine also served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Trinity University, as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life at Southern Methodist University (SMU), and as Associate Dean of Students at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Paine has presented at numerous conferences, including NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) national and regional conferences. She has won numerous professional awards for her work, and has led her industry in leadership roles with professional organizations.