Promotion Expands Housing Chief’s Responsibilities

Oct. 7, 2009

The Office of Student Affairs has promoted Matt Grief to assistant vice president for student affairs. Grief, former director of housing operations, joined UT Dallas in 2006 to oversee and enhance campus living conditions.

Grief will assume new oversight duties for upcoming renovation and construction projects, including the Student Services Building currently being built. He will continue to oversee housing operations, the Student Union, the Comet Center and Comet Card office.

“Matt has been an outstanding leader, project manager and director of housing operations,” said Darrelene Rachavong, vice president for student affairs. “We’re so lucky to have him in this new role, where he will serve our students broadly with the care and attention he has shown most recently in overseeing the construction of the University Village Residence Hall.”

Grief began his career in 1993 as a residence hall supervisor at Angelo State University. He served as director of residence life from 1996 to 2002 at the University of the Incarnate Word. He spent the next four years as managing director of Century Campus Housing Management in Arlington before coming to UT Dallas.

“I am very humbled to be a part of a rapidly growing university, and that our administration would have the confidence in me to assist with heading our campus in this direction,” Grief said. “I am excited to see where the university grows with the new construction, specifically the Student Affairs construction and renovation that I will help direct. I hope to continue to facilitate relationships between all parties involved in making UT Dallas what it is today and what it will be in the future.”

Grief earned a bachelor’s degree in history and English from Angelo State University in 1993. He earned a master’s degree in education from Angelo State University in 1995.


Media contacts: Brandon V. Webb, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, Brandon.webb@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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Matt Grief

As a new assistant vice president for student affairs, Matt Grief will oversee renovation and construction projects.

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