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The Plan II Staff

Mary Dillman
Alumni Liaison & Programs Coordinator


Alumni Relations, Travel and Thesis Grants, Plan II Honors Commencement, Family Day, and other Special Events

Office:  RLP 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442

Although born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mary grew up in Round Rock, Texas and attended UT as an undergraduate, majoring in History. When people would ask her, "What are you going to with a major in History, teach?" Mary would respond, "Nope!" and simply continued to study what she loved without worrying about what career would come her way. After graduation, she interned with the Texas Historical Commission and parlayed her research and writing skills into a full-time position there, working on historic preservation projects across Texas for four years. Eventually, the call of medieval studies took her to Arizona State University, where she received her MA and also realized that there is no other place in the world she'd rather live than Austin. Having loved working with students as a TA in graduate school, she turned to academic advising and was hired with the Biology department at UT in 2001. Mary worked there for nearly five years before moving to Plan II, where she is thrilled to be working with students who have a passion for Liberal Arts.

Elsie Rebolloso
Office Manager, Assistant to the Director


Office Management, Director's calendar, Travel Management, Accounting and Management of Endowments and Purchasing.

Office: RLP 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442


Elsie was born in New Mexico and raised in west Texas.  She finished high school in Austin and applied only to UT for college.  She majored in International Business (after switching twice) and received a BBA (finally) in 1995.  She worked for 7 years in different realms of the import/export industry and came back to work at UT in 2002.  She was at the College of Pharmacy and the office of University Events before joining the Plan II staff in July of 2011. 

Elsie has a beautiful drama queen for a daughter, Catalina, who was born in 2007.  She is blessed with a loving family and amazing friends.  She bleeds burnt orange and relishes all Longhorn sports AND academic events, such as Explore UT.  She feels fortunate to be surrounded by people who know and love liberal arts. When possible, she enjoys reading for pleasure with the Ruthless Readers book club (est. 2003), going to the movies, and eating out in Austin – the weirder, the better!

Katie O'Donnell
Senior Academic Advisor

Katie ODonnell

Plan II Thesis Administration, P2SA Staff Advisor, Civic Engagement Opportunities, and Internships.

Office: RLP 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442

Katie comes to Texas and Plan II by way of Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Ashland University in Ashland, OH, where she was involved in every student organization. After undergrad, Katie served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with a national after-school health and literacy program, America SCORES. Katie enjoyed helping students through soccer and poetry so much she stayed with America SCORES Cleveland for another two years before making her way back to higher education. In 2014, Katie earned a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University in Kent, OH. After a series of major life changes (getting married, graduating, and moving to Texas), Katie joined the UT Austin campus as an academic advisor and loves helping students navigate life at UT! In her free time, Katie enjoys staying active through Zumba, yoga, and her newest hobby golf. She also enjoys crafts of any kind, especially cross-stitch, and finding the best places to eat in Austin.

Kerry Pasquale
Director of
Plan II Honors Admissions

Freshman Admissions, Program Information and Recruiting, Freshman and Continuing Scholarships.

Office: RLP 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442 or


Kerry grew up in Western NY and attended college in the south, receiving both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Clemson University.  She has lived in Austin for the past 14 years, with a brief 2 year stint in Taipei, Taiwan.  The majority of her time in Austin has been spent on the 40 acres working with students in the College of Liberal Arts.

In her spare time Kerry enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, cooking and hanging out with friends.

Peggy Sharp
Senior Academic Advisor

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First Year Advising, Sophomore Advising, Peer Mentoring & Peer Advising, P2SA Staff Advisor, Assessment.

Office: RLP 2.102
Phone: 512-471-1442

Originally from Corpus Christi, Peggy lived, studied, and worked in Arkansas, West Africa, Denton (TX), and Seattle before settling (we hope!) in Round Rock in November 2018. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Education and Doctor of Education in Higher Education, the latter from University of Washington. Since 2004, Peggy has worked in academic advising across various institutions (from community college to research universities) and with all types of student populations and programs (undergraduate and graduate, Art, Business, and Engineering along with vocational). After 11 years in Seattle, Peggy has very much enjoyed being back in her home state of Texas. She spends her free time enjoying the sun she missed, reading, watching trending binge-worthy shows, and hanging out with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.


Matt Valentine
Senior Program Coordinator (of Joynes Events and Speaker Series)


 (photograph:  Sara McCuistion)

Joynes Room Programming/Distinguished Authors and Poets Series; Book Club for Honors Students; Book Club for Honors Students; Poetry WorkshopsWCH

Office: RLP 2.102
Phone: 471-5692

Matt Valentine teaches the courses "Writing Narratives" and "Photographic Narratives" for the Plan II Honors Program, and is the Program Coordinator for the Joynes Reading Room. Mr. Valentine's fiction has been published in several literary magazines, and he has received writing awards and fellowships from New York University, the Michener Center for Writers, Playboy magazine, the Vermont Studio Center and the Greensboro Review.  In 2012, he received the Montana Prize for Fiction, awarded by Cutbank magazine to the winner of their national writing contest. Also a professional photographer, Valentine has contributed photos to The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Review,, and many other publications.

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