Faculty and Staff


Gisele Armond Abron, PhD
Associate Dean, Admissions

Gisele Armond Abron has been appointed associate dean of admissions and assistant professor for the School of Medicine at the University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center, effective May 23.  She joined the university in 2020 as university registrar in the enrollment management division.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Abron holds a bachelor’s degree in English from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree in technology education from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and an educational specialist degree in educational leadership from Liberty University. She earned a Ph.D. in leadership studies from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in 2019.

Dr. Abron is responsible for overseeing the processes of communication, application, selection, financial aid, and matriculation of students into the M.D. and combined programs for the School of Medicine at the University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center.


Amanda Lynn

Amanda M. Lynn, MS
Director of Admissions

Amanda Lynn, is the UT Tyler School of Medicine Director of Admissions.  A native to East Texas she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from UT Tyler.  Amanda has been a staff member at UT Tyler for more than 15 years within that time she’s worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, was an Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the College of Business and Technology, and a Student Affairs Coordinator for the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy.  She was the Staff Senate President in 2019-2020 and awarded the UT Tyler Star Award in August 2020.  She is extremely excited to see how the School of Medicine will effect UT Tyler and East Texas.  When not at work you’ll find Amanda with her husband either hanging out with family and friends or enjoying the outdoors (when it’s not too hot!).

Tori BolesTori Boles
Admissions and JAMP Program Manager

Chase Ragland
Chase Ragland, MA
Director, Pathway Programs and Recruitment

Chasity Hawkins

Chasity Hawkins, MEd, MBA
Associate Director, Financial Planning and Registrar Services