Sara L. Jahansouz Wray, Ed.D., Assistant Dean of Students - University of Houston
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Sara L. Jahansouz Wray, Ed.D. Associate Dean of Students


Dr. Sara Jahansouz Wray joined the Dean of Students Office at the University of Houston in August 2022. Dr. Wray supports the Dean of Students Office by providing leadership in the areas of Student Conduct and Policy as well as Student Advocacy. Dr. Wray is the point of contact for classroom disruptions, the Dean of Students Leadership Ambassador Program, and the University Hearing Board. She is also the Dean of Students Office liaison to the Sugar Land and Katy campuses.

Dr. Wray holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Lifesciences from Kansas State University, a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University, a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Crisis Management from University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and a Doctorate in Learning and Leadership from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Wray’s dissertation, Female Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Their Engagement in an Experiential Learning Activity, has been utilized as a leading resource in understanding undergraduate engagement in the panhellenic sorority recruitment process. Dr. Wray’s research interests include emotional intelligence, recovery, and student persistence.

Prior to Dr. Wray’s arrival to UH, she served as Dean of Students at UH-Downtown overseeing all student affairs departments. During her time serving as Associate Dean of Students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Dr. Wray served as a board member for the Ford Foundation’s CEOs for Cities and was named Professor of the Year by the Student Government Association.

Dr. Wray’s proudest role in life is that of wife and mother. Her family enjoys making memories through travel and time spent with friends.