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Administration and Faculty

System Affiliation

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. The system's Board of Regents governs Texas State and seven sister institutions: Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College.

The Texas State University System Board of Regents

  • Dr. Jaime R. Garza, Chairman, San Antonio
  • Rossanna Salazar, Vice Chairman, Austin
  • Charlie Amato, San Antonio
  • Veronica Muzquiz Edwards, San Antonio
  • David Montagne, Beaumont
  • Vernon Reaser III, Bellaire
  • William F. Scott, Netherland
  • Alan L. Tinsley, Madisonville
  • Donna N. Williams, Arlington
  • Spencer Copeland, Student Regent
  • Brian McCall, Chancellor


Denise M. Trauth, Ph.D.

President’s Cabinet

  • Eugene J. Bourgeois, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Barbara Breier, Ph.D., Vice President for University Advancement
  • Eric Algoe, Vice President for Finance and Support Services
  • Joanne H. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Ken Pierce, Vice President for Information Technology
  • Vicki S. Brittain, Ph.D., Special Assistant to the President
  • Larry Teis, Ph.D., Director of Athletics 

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Suite 1060

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to President Denise M. Trauth and represents the university in all respects in the president’s absence.

As the chief academic officer, the provost is responsible for all the university’s major academic endeavors, which include supervision of all academic units and programs as well as a number of academic support and service units.

The provost is also responsible for academic strategic planning, managing the budget for the division of Academic Affairs, establishing academic policies, academic unit reviews and accreditation, academic program development in conjunction with deans, chairs and faculty representatives, and resource development for academic affairs.

In addition, the provost authorizes academic appointments, leads faculty development initiatives and makes recommendations to the president on all faculty evaluation decisions, including tenure and promotion, among other responsibilities. The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs works closely with and coordinates the efforts of the executive team to achieve the established goals of the university, within a framework of shared faculty governance.


Academic Deans

Academic deans are the chief executives of their colleges and the major academic officers of the university. To be effective, deans operate within a university organizational structure that clearly communicates the fundamental importance of academic concerns.

Academic deans lead in the formulation of appropriate departmental, college and university policy and are responsible for the implementation of those policies. The deans meet as the Council of Academic Deans and have responsibility for leadership in matters of curriculum, instruction and academic policy.

University College
Daniel Brown, Ph.D.

College of Applied Arts
T. Jaime Chahin, Ph.D.

Emmett & Miriam McCoy College
of Business Administration
Denise T. Smart, Ph.D.

College of Education
D. Stanley Carpenter, Ph.D.

College of Fine Arts and Communication
John Fleming, Ph.D.

College of Health Professions
Ruth B. Welborn, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts
Michael Hennessy, Ph.D.

College of Science and Engineering
Robert Habingreither, Ph.D., Interim

The Graduate College
Andrea Golato, Ph.D.

Honors College
Heather Galloway, Ph.D.

Department Chairs/School Directors

Department chairs and school directors are the chief executives of their departments and are responsible for the implementation of university, school and department policies for the development, coordination and administration of all academic programs and activities within their departments.

As representatives of their schools and departments, chairs articulate program aspirations, directions, standards and points of view to other groups inside and outside the university community.

Ann L. Watkins, PhD

Aerospace Studies (AFROTC)
Lt. Col. Matthew S. Fehrman,

Donna Vandiver, PhD, Interim

Elizabeth M. Erhart, PhD

Art and Design
Michael L. Niblett, MFA

Dittmar Hahn, PhD

Chemistry and Biochemistry
William J. Brittain, PhD

Clinical Laboratory Science
Rodney E. Rohde, PhD

Communication Disorders
Valarie B. Fleming, PhD

Communication Studies
Melinda M. Villagran, PhD

Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
David C. Wierschem, PhD

Computer Science
Hongchi Shi, PhD

Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
Michael P. O'Malley, EdD,

Criminal Justice
Christine S. Sellers, PhD

Curriculum and Instruction
Jodi P. Holschuh, PhD

Stanley A. McClellan, PhD

Engineering Technology
Andy H. Batey, PhD

Daniel T. Lochman, PhD

Family and Consumer Sciences
Rodney C. Runyan, PhD

Finance and Economics
R. Todd Jewell, PhD

Alberto Giordano, PhD

Health Administration
Mathew S. Brooks, PhD

Health and Human Performance
Duane V. Knudson, PhD

Health Information Management
Jacqueline A. Moczygemba, MBA

Mary C. Brennan, PhD

Journalism and Mass Communication
Judith B. Oskam, PhD

Paula L. Rechner, PhD

Raymond P. Fisk, PhD

Susan Morey, PhD

Military Science (AROTC)
Lt. Col. Jose A. Garcia

Modern Languages
Robert A. Fischer, PhD

Thomas S. Clark, DMA

Marla A. Erbin-Roesemann, PhD

Occupational Workforce & Leadership Studies
 Dr. Mary Jo Biggs, PhD, Interim

Craig Hanks, PhD

Physical Therapy
Barbara L. Sanders, PhD

Mark W. Holtz, PhD

Political Science
Kenneth L. Grasso, PhD

Dr. William L. Kelemen, PhD

Radiation Therapy
Reynaldo G. Lozano, MSRS/RTT

Respiratory Care
S. Gregory Marshall, PhD

Social Work
Karen S. Knox, PhD, Interim

Chad L. Smith, PhD

Theatre and Dance
Debbie R. Alley