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Administration and Faculty

System Affiliation

Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of the Texas State University System. The system's Board of Regents governs Texas State and three sister institutions: Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, and Sul Ross State University.

Old Main

The Texas State University System Board of Regents

  • Charlie Amato, Chairman, San Antonio
  • Donna N. Williams, Vice Chairman, Arlington
  • Dr. Jaime R. Garza, San Antonio
  • Kevin J. Lilly, Houston
  • Ron Mitchell, Horseshoe Bay
  • David Montagne, Beaumont
  • Trisha Pollard, Bellaire
  • Rossanna Salazar, Austin
  • William F. Scott, Nederland
  • Andrew Greenberg, Student Regent
  • Brian McCall, Chancellor


President's Cabinet

  • Denise M. Trauth, PhD, President
  • Robert D. Gratz, PhD, Special Assistant to the President
  • Eugene J. Bourgeois, PhD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Barbara Breier, PhD, Vice President for University Advancement
  • William A. Nance, BBA, Vice President for Finance & Support Services
  • Joanne H. Smith, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Larry Teis, PhD, Director of Athletics
  • C. Van Wyatt, PhD, Vice President for Information Technology


Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Suite 1060 | 512.245.2205

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to President Denise 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, PhD

College of Applied Arts
T. Jaime Chahin, PhD

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

College of Education
D. Stanley Carpenter, PhD

College of Fine Arts and Communication
Timothy P. Mottet, PhD

College of Health Professions
Ruth Welborn, PhD

Honors College
Heather Galloway, PhD

College of Liberal Arts
Michael Hennessy, PhD

College of Science and Engineering
Stephen Siedman, PhD

Graduate College
J. Michael Willoughby, EdD

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. Peter Deitschel, MA

Aditi K. Angirasa, PhD, Interim

Elizabeth M. Erhart, PhD

Art and Design
Michael Niblett, MFA

Joseph R. Tomasso, PhD

Center for International Studies
Dennis Dunn, PhD

Chemistry and Biochemistry
William Brittain, PhD

Clinical Laboratory Science
David M. Falleur, MEd

Communication Disorders
Maria Diana Gonzales, PhD

Communication Studies
Steven A. Beebe, PhD

Computer Information Systems & Quantitative Methods
David Wierschem, PhD

Computer Science
Hongchi Shi, PhD

Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
Linda Homeyer, PhD

Criminal Justice
Mark Stafford, PhD, Interim Chair

Curriculum and Instruction
Patrice Werner, PhD

Harold Stern, PhD

Engineering Technology
Andy Batey, PhD

Dan Lochman, PhD

Family and Consumer Sciences
Rodney C. Runyan, PhD

Finance and Economics
William T. Chittenden, PhD

Philip Suckling, PhD

Health Administration
Michael Nowicki, EdD

Health and Human Performance
Duane Knudson, PhD

Health Information Management
Sue E. Biedermann, MSHP

Mary C. Brennan, PhD

Journalism and Mass Communication
Judy Oskam, EdD

Paula Rechner, PhD

Raymond Fisk, PhD

Nathaniel Dean, PhD

Military Science (AROTC)
Lt. Col. James H. Adams, MA

Modern Languages
Robert Fischer, PhD

Thomas Clark, DMA

Marla Erbin-Roesemann, PhD

Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies
Carrie J. Boden-McGill, PhD

Vincent L. Luizzi, PhD

Physical Therapy
Barbara Sanders, PhD

David Donnelly, PhD

Political Science
Vicki Brittain, JD

William Kelemen, PhD

Radiation Therapy
Ronnie Lozano, MSRS/RTT

Respiratory Care
Gregg Marshall, PhD

Social Work
Dorinda Noble, PhD

Susan Day, PhD

Theatre and Dance
John Fleming, PhD