Professor Liza Veliz – Psi Beta’s Next Southwestern Regional Vice-President

  (Liza Veliz)

Psi Beta chapters in the southwest region have unanimously confirmed professor Liza Veliz for the position of Regional Vice-President. Veliz, Psi Beta chapter advisor at South Texas College, will be inducted onto Psi Beta’s National Council on August 3 in Washington, DC during the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Vice-Presidents each serve a two-year term with the option of serving a second and final two-year term.

A message from professor Veliz: The primary benefits of being in higher education surpass those of lecturing about your passions but rather gaining the opportunities to foster student growth outside the classroom. I have been teaching with the Department of Psychological Science at South Texas College since 2010 and have relished every minute of it. As co-founder of the Psi Beta Chapter at South Texas College, I have had the privilege of recognizing and collaborating with outstanding psychology students outside the classroom for the last six years. I have had the opportunity to mentor Psi Beta members during the national research projects and have traveled with them to present their work at the Southwestern Psychological Association (SPWA) annual conference.

Psi Beta advocates for student’s professional development and psychological literacy while promoting research and community service. As Vice President of the Southwest region, my goal is to fulfill this mission of growth by continuing to participate and collaborate with chapters across the nation. I envision a Psi Beta that will prioritize student members and advisors by innovating our recruitment events and outreach, creating advisor mentoring webinars for all new advisors, and representing Psi Beta at APA and SWPA council meetings.

I look forward to having the chance to serve as VP of the Southwest Region for Psi Beta!

Liza Veliz, M.A.

Faculty, Department of Psychological Science South Texas College McAllen, TX

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