Tim Pair named Director of Veterans Affairs Office
January 11, 2024
San Antonio College has named Tim Pair Director of Student Success – Veterans Affairs. Previously, he was the interim chair of the Veterans Affairs Office.
As director, Pair will lead services and programming for SAC students and staff who are veterans, service members or their dependents. Additionally, he will work with college leadership, veterans and service members, certified advisors, and staff to develop strategies and initiatives to support the college’s military-connected students in reaching their educational and professional goals.
Pair served nearly 30 years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. After retiring from active military service in 2017, he entered higher education as an academic advisor at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
He arrived at SAC in 2019 and became a certified advisor for the Victory Center, the home of the Veterans Affairs Office on campus. In that role he managed and monitored the academic progress and veterans benefit certification for more than 1,000 veterans, active duty, and their dependents through caseload management.
In 2022, he was promoted to Advising Team Leader for eight certified advisors, providing academic advising and caseload management for more than 3,500 students in two Advising Institutes: Science and Technology (STEM) and Creative and Communication Arts (CCAI) Institutes, emphasizing program completion for every student. Within a year, his leadership improved the student experience and outcomes by 75%.
He was named Interim Director of the Veterans Affairs Office in August 2023.
Pair earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Trident University in Cypress, Calif.