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The Faculty Assembly at Sul Ross State University is the principal faculty governance organization for the Alpine campus. Its constitution designates a number of permanent councils whose primary role is to advise University Administration on matters relating to the academic mission of the University.

The Faculty Assembly may also appoint special committees to carry out specified tasks. These committees report back to the Faculty Assembly and recommendations are forwarded to the administration through the appropriate council.

The Executive Council shall oversee the general interests and business of the Faculty Assembly.


Fall 2020 Meeting Dates Announced

via Betsy Evans, Faculty Assembly Secretary-Treasurer

This Fall, Faculty Assembly Membership Meetings will take place in a blended format: Zoom and in-person, in a new location: ACR 204. For those attending on Zoom, specific information about connecting will be made available via email prior to each meeting.

Meetings are planned for the following dates, all at 3:30 PM:

  • Monday, September 14
  • Tuesday, October 6
  • Monday, November 2

Additionally, a joint meeting of the Alpine Faculty Assembly and Rio Grande College Faculty Senate will take place on the following date at 3:30 PM:

  • Monday, November 30


Washington receives 2019-2020 Academic Excellence in Coaching Award

By Derek Pollacchi, Director of Sports Information, via news.sulross.edu

Sul Ross State University Men’s Tennis Coach Antuan Washington has received the 2019-2020 Academic Excellence in Coaching Award.

The Academic Excellence in Coaching Award honors Sul Ross coaches who recognize and promote the importance of academic achievement and foster an environment leading to graduation of student-athletes.

This is the fourth AEC award to be presented.

Past recipients include head softball and volleyball coach Troy Canaba, head baseball coach Bobby Mesker and former strength and conditioning coach C.J. Richardson.

A native of Lubbock, Washington was a hurdler and wide receiver at Estacado High School.

He played football for a year at Abilene Christian before transferring to Angelo State, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Management in 2010 and a Master of Education in Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness in 2012.

Washington took over the Track and Field program at Sul Ross in 2013.

After rebuilding the program and leading the both men’s and women’s teams to multiple event championships, he also led the track and field program to three consecutive national track and field championship appearances. The men’s 4×100 and long jump were represented at three straight championships. The men’s 200m had a representative at the last championship in 2018. In those three years, the program finished with six All-American Honors (Richard Snyder, James Davis, Byron Jones, Jermaine Stevens). Jones and Stevens were are 2x All-Americans. Stevens, a long jumper, holds the conference record in the long jump.

In addition, Washington helps the volleyball, softball, and both soccer programs with speed and explosive training.

Washington was named to lead the men’s tennis team in 2020. With no previous tennis experience, he plans to help build up the program the same way he did with track and field.

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Executive Council

Kathy Stein

Director of the Academic Center for Excellence

Academic Center for Excellence

Theron Francis

Asst Professor Language & Lit

Languages & Literature
MAB 112C
432 837-8283

Betsy Evans

Director of Library and Research Technologies

WML 107
432 837-8312

Eric T. Funasaki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics/Dean of Research & Sponsored Programs/Strategic Plan Coordinator

Computer Science & Mathematics
ACR 109C

Christopher Herrera, PhD, MBA

Chair, Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator

Kinesiology & Human Performance
GPC 101

David Leaver

Associate Professor Chemistry

Biology, Geology & Physical Science
WSB 318
432 837-8115

Dexter Wakefield

Asso Professor Agricultural Education

Animal Science
RAS 108
432 837 8210
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