Elizabeth D. Palacios
Dean for Student Development
Dr. Elizabeth Palacios has been in the Baylor family since 1976 where she arrived as a San Antonio freshman. She earned her bachelor's (B.A. business administration, '80) and master's (M.S.Ed. in student personnel services/professional counseling, '91) degrees at Baylor University. In 2002, she completed a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in School Psychology. She has been employed at Baylor since 1981 in various positions including Assistant to the Dean and Coordinator of Graduate Minority Recruitment in the Graduate School, Coordinator for Community Service in Student Activities, and full-time lecturer in the School of Education, Department of Educational Psychology. Liz returned to Student Life as Dean for Student Development in 2006. She continues to teach a class in Educational Administration in the HESA graduate program. Liz is married to her college sweetheart, Robert Palacios (B.S.'82 & M.S.Ed. '92) who is a retired History teacher. They have three married children- a daughter, Michelle (Psychology, '12), and two sons, Rene (B.S. in Chemistry, '05) and Aaron (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, '06). They have two grandsons and three granddaughters.