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Faculty Assembly


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 Faculty Assembly Meetings announced

via Dr. Kathy Stein, Faculty Assembly President

The following dates have been reserved for Faculty Assembly meetings:

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Office of IE to host Faculty Reception

via Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Please join us.

All faculty are invited to a reception to recognize our faculty liaisons Dr. Chris Estepp and Dr. Sally Roche.

Friday, May 3, from 3 to 4 PM in BAB 201.

Committee and Council Nominations for Upcoming Academic Year

Via Faculty Assembly Vice President, Dr. Theron Francis:

SRSU faculty,

Please nominate yourselves for university committees and councils for the upcoming academic year.

  • Email me the committees and councils you would like to join. Let me (Theron) know now which committees you want to be on!!!
  • Tell me the maximum number of committees/councils you are willing to serve on.
  • Rank committees/councils in order of preference.
  • Highlight your name if you add it to the attached spreadsheet [which you received via email].

The charges of SR committees and councils are available on the Faculty Assembly website. The following pages show current membership and upcoming vacancies.

Empty cells in [the spreadsheet attached via email] show committee positions which will be available September 30, 2019. Italicized positions are becoming open at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

We may receive more nominations than we have open seats. In those cases, the Faculty Assembly Executive Council will attempt to select individuals to provide representation of colleges, departments and ranks across campus.

Arts & Science Executive Council Member-at-Large Position

If you are in Arts & Sciences, consider running for the member-at-large position of the Assembly’s Executive Council. We will vote to fill the position at Monday, April 1 meeting.  Please nominate yourself.

Your service is appreciated.


Theron Francis, PhD

Faculty Assembly Executive Council

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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

Education and Outreach Librarian

WML 107
432 837-8312

Eric T. Funasaki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics/Strategic Plan Coordinator

Computer Science & Mathematics
ACR 109C

Christopher Herrera, PhD, MBA

Department Chair, Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator

Kinesiology & Human Performance
GPC 101A

David Leaver

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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

Ryan Luna

Chair Assoc Professor NRM

Natural Resource Management
RAS 111A
432 837-8615