Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Mission

The mission of the Advisory Board is to build a strong foundation of mutual support and communication between the university and the local community.

 

The Advisory Board will assist the Center for Community Engagement with the following goals:

  1. Promote the vision of SHSU as an "engaged" campus
  2. Cultivate and maintain strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations
  3. Identify resources for the support of the Center's community outreach initiatives

 


Scott Dornbush

Pastor, 1st United Methodist Church

In the past, Scott Dornbush, has served as the Chair of the Walker County Senior Citizens Center Board, served on the SAAFE House Board, past member of the Huntsville Stinger Wrestling Board, past member of the Huntsville Main Street Committee, currently Board Chair of Creekside Methodist Retirement Community Board, and a member of Huntsville Rotary.

He has lived in Walker County for 7 years.

Scott Dornbush has been an ordained United Methodist Pastor for 26 years.


Linda Pease

Linda Terry Pease

Executive Director, Wynne Home

Linda Pease is the Cultural Services Coordinator for the City of Huntsville.  A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Linda began her work with the City in 1975.

Linda is advisor to the Huntsville Arts Commission and has managed programming for the City’s library, for the City’s award-winning recreation program, for downtown revitalization, and, most recently, for the rehabilitation and on-going operation of a community arts center in an adapted historic mansion which includes an art gallery for rotating exhibits.

In the broader community, she has served on several University committees, the COME Organization Board and is active in her church.   Linda has received awards including Manager of the Year in the City, Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Arts in Texas by the Texas Alliance for Education and the Arts, and Outstanding Service to Children Award.   She has written and administered grants to support the Wynne Home Arts Center, downtown revitalization, and the City recreation program.

She is married to Dr. Ralph Pease, SHSU Professor of English (retired) and they have two sons and two grandchildren.


Danny Pierce

Danny Pierce

Judge, Walker County

Judge Danny Pierce has been married to Cindy Bilnoski of New Waverly for 34 years, father of five girls and two boys, and grandfather of seven. He is Co-owner / operator of Heartfield Florist since 1966 and Walker County Judge since 2003. Pierce is a member of the Mid-South Synergy Board of Directors, past member of the Mid-South Synergy Nominating Committee, Mid-South Services Board Member, member of the SHSU President's Circle since 2004, past member of the American Bank Board of Directors, past president and Silver Spur Member of the Walker County Fair Association, a past Board Member and past President of the Walker County Special Utility District, Trinity River Improvement Board Member, past member of the Ag Advisory Board - Huntsville High School, a Walker County Representative and past Director of the Huntsville / Walker County Chamber of Commerce, Huntsville Rotary Club Member, a member of the Investiture Committee for the incoming SHSU President, Board Member for the Roxie Douglas Scholarship and Education Board, and a member of the First Christian Church.


Carol Smith

Carol Grisham Smith

President, Chamber of Commerce

Carol Grisham Smith joined the Chamber staff in January, 2008, as Manager of Membership and Community Development, and was moved to President on December 17, 2009. Carol has completed the three year program “Fundamentals of Chamber Management” through the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence. She has also served as an Ex-Officio Chamber Board member for several years and was active with the Chamber while working in education, receiving the Chamber of Commerce Education Service Award in 2000. Carol holds two degrees from Sam Houston State University including a Masters of Education as well as Administrator Certification. She is a graduate of Class 12 Huntsville Leadership Institute and served on the HLI Board for several years, is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow ’96, and Outstanding Alumni of Home Economics at SHSU and has served as Board Chair for the Huntsville Education Foundation. Carol served as an HISD administrator for 16 years and later as an Adjunct Instructor at SHSU. She is a 5 generation native of Huntsville and her top priority is serving this community and members of the chamber. Carol is a Past President of the Walker County Fair and has been active in many state-wide associations including State President of the Career and Technology Administrators of Texas, where she was named “Administrator of the Year” by two different state associations. Carol has a strong passion for the Huntsville and Walker County community and is proud to have been named First Runner-Up to the Citizen of the Year award.


Consuelo Stone

Consuelo Stone

21st Century Specialist, Region VI

Consuelo Stone coordinates post-secondary services for the Adult Education Department at the Education Service Center Region 6, ESC 6. This position was created through a partnership between the College of Health Sciences at SHSU and ESC 6. In this role, she coordinates partnerships between high schools and postsecondary institutions to encourage students to enter the medical field and pursue a career in healthcare. Stone has been with ESC 6 since 2006 and as a prolific scholar, she has served in several capacities both at SHSU and at ESC6. Her most recent role was project director for the 21st Century afterschool program in Walker County, adult education coordinator and bilingual/ESL specialist. Consuelo is also a member of the Sam Houston State University Advisory Board for Food Consumer Science and Nutrition, and the Advisory Board for the Center for Community Engagement.

As a founding member of the Julian Cho Technical High School in Belize. Her primary focus in education includes adult education programs, bilingual/ESL programs, and a pioneer in repeatedly building successful educational programs from the ground up.

As an international Fulbright Scholar, Consuelo will forever be a member of an elite group of individuals granted study and research while being funded by the Fulbright Program. Consuelo was given the opportunity to study in Iowa and Illinois before moving to Texas in 2002.

While striving to achieve lifelong dreams has been only one of many strong suits, Consuelo’s inner drive and determination to achieve lofty goals are impressive. Not only is she qualified to be a district administrator at any level, she is also qualified to teach special education, bilingual, generalist, driver education, and agriculture science. She holds valid teaching certificates in Texas, Illinois, and Belize.

While Consuelo Stone’s academic qualifications are impressive, she considers her track record to be the crux of her life goals. Consuelo’s accomplishments include implementing a district-wide bilingual program after conducting a needs assessment for English Language Learners. But not only is she renowned within the district level, her college accomplishments including receiving the Outstanding Research Award while completing her Administration and Supervision Master’s in 2006 (given to only one graduate student each semester at Sam Houston State University). Consuelo has also been recognized for community engagement and work with women in rural Mayan village in Southern Belize.

Even though her accomplishments are many, Consuelo is known for her genuine love of educating others. Whether as a teacher, coordinator, director, specialist, or administrator. Consuelo is a passionate educator whose inner drive focuses on leveraging community resources through partnerships. Her selfless, tireless dedication to others is incredulous. While very few could ever hope to match her track record, her legacy in education cannot be denied.


Advisory Board

Mission

The mission of the Advisory Board is to build a strong foundation of mutual support and communication between the university and the local community.

 

The Advisory Board will assist the Center for Community Engagement with the following goals:

  1. Promote the vision of SHSU as an "engaged" campus
  2. Cultivate and maintain strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations
  3. Identify resources for the support of the Center's community outreach initiatives

 

Name Position
Nelson Amaya President of Walker County Unidos
Director of the Educational Workforce Council of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce
Shannon Brown Chief Executive Officer, Huntsville Memorial Hospital
Doris Collins Small Business Alliance Downtown
Owner of Fabric Carousel
Sonny Cruse Deputy Superintendent, Huntsville ISD
Linda Dodson City Librarian
Scott Dornbush Ministerial Alliance
1st United Methodist Church Pastor
John Escobedo President of Huntsville's League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Janiece Felder Store Manager of Target
Morris Johnson Retired Principal, Sam Houston Elementary School
Clint McRae Sheriff for Walker County
Joleen Miller Executive Director of SAAFE House
Linda Pease Member of the Arts Council
Danny Pierce Judge for Walker County
Carol Smith Chamber of Commerce
Dave Smith Executive Director of Good Shepherd Mission
Michelle Spencer Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club
Consuelo Stone Region 6-21st Century Specialist
Mike Upshaw Deputy Director of Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Rosa Valles Principal of Gibbs Pre-Kindergarten Center
Tom Waddill Managing Editor of the Huntsville Item
Karin Williams Past President of the School Board
Physician
Mac Woodward Mayor of Huntsville and Director of the Museum

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