Department Chairs Council


The Department Chairs Council will cultivate an environment of academic support and excellence by increasing communication among the academic department chairs on the Alpine campus. This council will create a forum for department chairs to discuss, develop, and make recommendations to improve academic, budgetary, and staffing challenges. Recommendations shall be made to the Faculty Assembly, the Deans, the Provost, and/or the President.

Primary Responsibility Area: Academic


Membership of the Department Chairs Council shall consist of all academic department chairs at the Alpine campus.

Term: Indefinite, consistent with department chair title

Chair: Elected by membership

Ex-Officio Membership as of Spring 2021
Dr. Angela Brown, Arts and Sciences – Computer Science and Mathematics and Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

Dr. Jamie Boyd, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences – Animal Science

Dr. Deborah Pendarvis, Education and Professional Studies – Business Administration

Dr. Chris Herrera, Education and Professional Studies – Kinesiology and Human Performance – Chair

Dr. Ryan Luna, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences – Natural Resource Management

Dr. Laura Payne, Arts and Sciences – Languages and Literature

Marjorie Scott, Arts and Sciences – Fine Arts and Communication

Dr. Kathy Stein, Arts and Sciences – Academic Center for Excellence

Dr. Barbara Tucker, Education and Professional Studies – Education

Dr. Mark Saka, Arts and Sciences – Behavioral and Social Sciences

Dr. Ogushan Basibuyuk, Education and Professional Studies – Homeland Security and Criminal Justice

Dr. Eric Busby, Education and Professional Studies – Industrial Technology

Dr. Geraldine Goosen, Arts and Sciences – Nursing