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Houston: The Millennials Have Landed

Marmon Mok will be attending the Texas College and University Facilities Professionals Conference (TCUF) from September 28 – 30, 2016 in Houston, TX. This year’s conference is being hosted by The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in cooperation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Marmon Mok will be located at booth P10. We are looking forward to seeing all of our friends and clients there, so please take a moment to stop by and say hello!

We are proud to announce that our very own Bill Reeves, AIA, will be participating in a session on Designing for Millennials. Along with Catherine Clack of Rice University, Dan Maxwell of University of Houston, and Tom Reber of Texas A&M University, they will reflect on the top 10 issues of importance to millennial students on their campuses with regards to student life beyond academics. What are essential programs and services that create strong campus communities, student engagement, recruitment, retention and fun? The panel will reflect on their career experiences regarding services, programs, amenities and trends that affect the way facilities are planned, designed and managed for this generation of students. Finally, examples and features of facilities that inspire the best in Student Life will be discussed during this comfortable, fireside chat.


bill-reeves-webBill Reeves, AIA | Partner | Marmon Mok Architecture

Bill Reeves leads Marmon Mok’s higher education planning and design practice With more than 30 years in the firm, Bill has worked on a number of significant university and health sciences projects, including the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Center for Oral Health Care and Research, Baylor University Martin Residence Hall Renovation, Trinity University Residence Hall Program, Texas A&M University – San Antonio Campus Master Plan, Alamo Colleges Master Plan Campus Updates, Texas A&M University – Kingsville Student Recreation Center, and Texas State University Student Recreation Center Renovation / Expansion. Bill is on the TCUF Planning Board of Directors and a Former President of the Texas Society of Architects.


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Catherine Clack | Assoc. Dean of Undergraduates / Dir. of Multicultural Affairs | Rice University

Catherine joined the Rice University community in 1981 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.  She began her career at Rice as an Assistant Director of Admission and recruited students from across the nation in that capacity for 5 years before becoming the Associate Director of Admission.  In 1988, a gift from the ARCO Foundation made it possible for Rice to establish an Office of, what was then, Minority Affairs, and Catherine was hired as its Director to promote enrollment, retention and success for minority students.  She earned a Master of Science Degree from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, while still serving as Director of what is now known as Office of Multicultural Affairs. She now serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduates, in addition to managing Multicultural Affairs, and in that capacity has supervisory responsibility for Student Activities, the Student Center, University Bands, Student Publications and KTRU (Rice radio).


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Daniel Maxwell | Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs | University of Houston System

Dan provides leadership and administrative oversight for University Career Services, Assessment and Strategic Planning, Communications and Marketing, Student Success Initiatives, Academic and Faculty Collaborations, Advancement, Emergency Management, Student Housing Initiatives, Urban Experience Program, UH Sugarland, and Student Affairs Committees.  Over the past 28 years, Dan has worked at Syracuse University, the University of Arizona, Western Illinois University and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  Dan is the past two-term national president of the Association of College Unions International.  Dan received a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, a master’s degree the University of Miami and is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University.  His dissertation is titled, “Student Union Transformation:  A Case Study on Creating Purposeful Space.”


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Tom Reber | Associate Vice President of Student Affairs | Texas A&M University

As Associate Vice President, Tom leads the Division budget review and resource allocation processes ($105 million for FY16) and provides administrative supervision for the departments of Recreational Sports, Residence Life, the Becky Gates Children’s Center, University Center & Special Events, and Music Activities. Tom oversaw the renovation of the Memorial Student Center, completed in 2012, and the Golf Course renovation project in 2013. He received his Masters of Science in Physical Education from Western Illinois University (1982), his bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Public Relations and a New York State Coaching Certificate, from the State University of New York at Geneseo (1981). Tom joined the Vice President’s Office in February of 2004. Prior to that he served for 22 years in the Department of Recreational Sports. He has received The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Administrators (2013).