Molly DePue and her family moved from Nevada to Texas in 2005. She and her husband have been married for over 32 years and have three amazing grown children, one daughter and two sons. Molly, who calls herself an “eclectic gardener,” relaxes by digging in the dirt. Her garden continues to develop as a meandering collection of plants and vegetables, including canna lilies, hibiscus, zucchini and cherry tomato plants. An avid recycler at home and at work, Molly’s motto for her students is “Hug a tree and come to class.”
How Can I Help You?
Ms. DePue oversees the Dallas location. Molly is located on the twentieth floor and has been instrumental in extending the A&M-Commerce welcome by creating a wonderful experience for everyone visiting and hosting events in Dallas.
A Conversation with Molly DePue
What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?
If you are looking for a school where students are not numbers and are known by others, then A&M-Commerce is a great choice. It has a family atmosphere that is open and comfortable. The Commerce community is kind and inclusive toward A&M-Commerce students, and our students are happy to be on campus. A&M-Commerce is always finding ways to provide opportunities for students.
What do you like most about your role as an operations manager?
I love a challenge. My involvement with the Dallas campus began with its construction. Jeremy Gamez and I developed the audio-visual scheme for this campus, and I was able to oversee the project from the planning and installation phases to the maintenance and operation of each audio-visual (AV) item. Toward the end of the AV installation, I was offered the position of operations manager for the Dallas site. Since then, I have been actively involved with AV operations in each classroom and event planning. We have a vast number of events that bring people to the Dallas site, and I love showing A&M-Commerce’s progress and capabilities through these events.
What is your goal as the operations manager?
My goal is to promote the continued growth of A&M-Commerce at Dallas. As operations manager, I ensure students’ needs are met, from meals and study spaces to relaxation zones where they can meet friends. A&M-Commerce at Dallas allows our non-traditional students who work full-time the flexibility to further their education.
I believe in face-to-face contact between students and professors because it allows students to engage more fully in their education. We host numerous events that bring students and visitors to the Dallas site. These events provide our students the opportunity to meet professionals and network with them at our site, which is something our students might not otherwise do if they were taking classes completely online.
Additionally, when visitors request tours, I ensure they get a tour to see all the possibilities within our facilities. With our students and visitors, I showcase A&M-Commerce's progress and capabilities through the success of the Dallas site.
- Operations Manager, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2022-present
- Project Manager, Columbia Advisory Group, 2019-2022
- Small Business Owner, Mystical Feathers Aviary, 2015-2019
- Customer Service and Lead Assistant, Golden Real Estate, 2018-2019
- Business Manager, Del Rio Construction, 20