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Gage Paine

Gage E. Paine is the founder of Gage Paine Consulting, a consulting firm designed to support higher education and non-profit leaders who want to make a difference in their organizations and communities.

Known for her creativity, her use of dance, yoga, and poetry in workshops and speeches, and recognized nationally as a leader in higher education, she is sought after as a facilitator, leadership coach, and speaker. Her resumé lists more than one hundred speeches, presentations and panels including her talk at TEDxSanAntonio in 2012.

Her publications include book and monograph chapters on such varied topics as communications for new vice presidents, the role of the law in assessment and institutional research, and working with students of concern in the campus conduct process.

Experience

  • Vice President for Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
  • Vice President for Student Affairs at Trinity University
  • Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life at Southern Methodist University (SMU)
  • Associate Dean of Students at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Associate Dean of Students at McMurry University

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Letters from the University of Oklahoma

Awards and Recognition

  • Glenn Maloney 40 Acres Award for service to students from The University of Texas at Austin
  • Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by NASPA-Student Affairs in Higher Education from the national professional organization for Student Affairs - 2012
  • Pillar of the Profession from the NASPA Foundation - 2012
  • John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer from NASPA Region III - 2011
  • Dr. James (Jim) E. Caswell Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Leadership from TACUSPA (Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators)

Dr. Paine has also held leadership roles with the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA), including serving as President in 1992-93, and with NASPA, serving on the Board of the NASPA Foundation for six years.

“The older I get, the more I’m conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn’t it?”

Sandra Cisneros

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