Educate, Equip, Empower

Preparing our Student-Athletes for lifelong success





Committed to Holistic Development

Our student services team provides programs, alumni and business connections, mentorships and practical real-world preparation so our student-athletes are ready to compete in this modern job market with global competencies.

Chris PlonskyUT Athletics Chief of Staff

The University of Texas is committed to the TOTAL development of the student-athlete, equipping them to achieve their dreams in their sport, in the classroom and in their life beyond the 40 acres.

Jill SterkelAssistant AD T-Association, Letterwinner, Olympic Medalist

Impacting Positive Change on Communities Across the Globe

UT Student-Athletes had an opportunity to expand their impact beyond their local communities by participating in an international service trip in Morocco. One of many ways our student-athletes serving as agents of positive change locally and globally.

As student-athletes, we are given so many amazing resources and opportunities to help build our career and professional skills. It is important that we take advantage of these resources to prepare ourselves for the business world and set ourselves up for success.

Logan EgglestonVolleyball Student-Athlete, S.A.A.C. President

I am so glad I attend a university that genuinely cares about my development as a person, and provides me with opportunities to give back to the community.

Celeste TaylorWomen's Basketball Student-Athlete

Athletes have big goals on and off the field of competition. 4EVER Texas provides student athletes with the tools and experiences to help athletes reach those goals and find success wherever life takes them.

Sam WorleyT&F & XC Student-Athlete, S.A.A.C. Exec Board Member

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Latoya Smith

Sr. Associate AD, Student-Services

Dr. Smith oversees the Student Services office which provides student-athletes with academic support, learning services, and student-athlete development. Dr. Smith also serves as an advisor and facilitator for the Longhorn Legacy Mentorship Program.

Arin Dunn

Director, Student-Athlete Development/4EVER TEXAS Program

Arin is responsible for overseeing the student-athlete development office and 4EVER TEXAS Program. He also serves as the point person for career/professional development (Texas Tailored) as well as personal/character development programming (UTransform).

Kevin Washington

Director, Football Player Development

Kevin is responsible for player development for the football student-athletes including career, character, and spiritual development.

Aaron Paterson

Coordinator, Student-Athlete Development

Aaron is responsible for all the community service and civic engagement initiatives and programming (Agents of Change) for all student-athletes. He also assists with career and personal development programming, as well as serves as the advisor for student-athlete organizations including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.).

Preparation for 4EVER Starts Today

“Over the next 4 years, it is our mission to prepare our student-athletes for the next 40+ years.”

Arin DunnDirector, Student-Athlete Development & 4EVER TEXAS Program

Holistic, Experimental, Transformational

Fostering the holistic development of our student-athletes through programming designed to equip them with the knowledge, skills, resources, and confidence necessary to create lifelong success.

Texas Tailored

Designed to enhance the career and professional development of our outstanding student-athletes.


Designed to help transform our student-athletes into the best versions of themselves by focusing on their individual personal growth and character development.

Agents of Change

Designed to help our student-athletes understand the importance of giving back to their communities and equip student-athletes with the confidence to utilize their unique platforms and skills to positively impact communities across the globe.

A few of our dedicated employer partners

We've partnered with some of the best companies across the world in order to provide exclusive internship and career opportunities for our student-athletes.