Our Administration

Sam Houston State University is a member of the Texas State University System headquartered in Austin, Texas. The Texas State University System is the oldest multi-campus system in Texas and is a major factor in the educational and economic development of Texas. The System is governed by a nine member Board of Regents appointed by the governor. A nonvoting student regent is appointed to the Board on an annual basis. The System is led by Chancellor Brian McCall.

The SHSU President’s Cabinet consists of members who by their administrative position are appointed to the committee. Their purpose is to study, review, and make recommendations on matters brought up by committee members, to consider university-wide issues and make recommendations where appropriate, to disseminate information, and to coordinate, where necessary, university-wide activities and policies. The President’s Cabinet members are:

Dana G. HoytPresident
Kathy GilcreaseChief of Staff
Jaimie HebertProvost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Al HootenVice President for Finance and Operations
Frank R. HolmesVice President for University Advancement
Heather ThielemannVice President for Enrollment Management
Frank ParkerVice President for Student Services
Mark AdamsVice President for Information Technology
Bobby WilliamsDirector of Athletics

In addition to the President’s Cabinet, Sam Houston State University Faculty Senate, the Council of Academic Deans, Academic Policy Council, Academic Affairs Council, Staff Council, and other University-sanctioned groups function to better the University.