meet the staff


At Urban Academic Village, your success as a student is our #1 priority. Our staff is always available if you need anything, day or night.

Gwen Owens

General Manager

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa Gwen came to Texas by way of the United States Navy, while in the Navy she received a ROTC scholarship that allowed her to attend Prairie View A&M University, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Math and later a Master’s degree in Community Development, with a minor in Historical Preservation. Gwen is currently working on her EMBA Master’s degree with a concentration in Energy and Finance which she will receive in December of 2015. In her spare time, Gwen enjoys watching her Pittsburgh Steelers football team, traveling, and socializing with friends Philosophy: Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and how you leave others feeling after an experience with you, becomes your Trademark! Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” - Aristotle

Charles Ervin

Assistant General Manager

Mark Simien

Maintenance Supervisor

Tricia Cooper

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Ashton Charlton

Resident Assistant

Caneisha Dancer

Resident Assistant

Jade Jame

Resident Assistant