Earle Hall Program Director - Dr. Rizalia Klausmeyer
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The Program Director of the Science & Health Living-Learning Center in Earle Hall is the coordinator for the LLC admissions process along with academic engaged programming. The Program Director serves as the staff advisor for the Leadership Council, providing guidance through mentoring, training, and logistical support.


About Dr. Rizalia Klausmeyer

Rizalia Klausmeyer was born in Puerto Rico to Victor and Maria Buonomo. She received a B.S. in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, in 1991 from the University of Puerto Rico and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1996. After an industrial postdoc at Rohm and Haas, she started her teaching career at the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, as Director of the Freshmen Laboratories. Her Baylor career started in 2000 as a lecturer and was made senior lecturer in 2007. In 2013 she accepted a new position as Associate Director of Prehealth Studies and Program Director of the Science and Health LLC.


She met her husband, Kevin Klausmeyer, while at Texas A&M University and they got married on April 1997. They have three daughters; Margaret (15), Elizabeth (12) and Mary-Grace (9). On her free time she likes reading books- lots of books - and gardening. Most of the family likes softball, volleyball, and playing board games (not typical games but geeky ones like Merchants of Venus, Settlers, and Advanced Squad Leader). Mary-Grace does not like softball all that much but enjoys volleyball, baking and gardening with mom. They also have two really silly dogs and a cat with a serious attitude problem.

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