About Us

~ Committed To Serving You ~


The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment at Sam Houston State University strives to be an innovative leader and example of best practice for higher education assessment and strategic planning.


The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment serves as a resource in supporting the institution’s mission of providing high quality education, scholarship, and service by:

  • Promoting and supporting continuous improvement of academic and administrative assessment initiatives at SHSU.
  • Supporting institutional accreditation and accountability initiatives.
  • Coordinating the academic strategic planning process.
  • Facilitating the undergraduate program review process.

Academic Planning and Assessment Staff

      • Dr. Somer Franklin
      • Dr. Somer Franklin
      • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison
      • 936.294.1009
      • Ms. Brandi Jones
      • Ms. Brandi Jones
      • Coordinator III, Assessment
      • 936.294.1353
      • TBN
      • Student Assistant
      • 936.294.2291

    Office of Academic Planning and Assessment
    Bobby K. Marks Administration Building, Suite 208 | 1806 Ave J | Box 2394 | Huntsville, TX 77341
    Phone: (936) 294-2291
    Fax: (936) 294-4028