About Us

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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.

Contact Us

Academic Planning and Assessment Staff

 Somer Franklin Picture

Dr. Somer Franklin
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison

somer@shsu.edu 936.294.1009

 Jeff Roberts Picture

Mr. Jeff Roberts
Director of Assessment

jeff.roberts@shsu.edu 936.294.1859


Ms. Dawn Caplinger
Coordinator III, Academic Planning

dcaplinger@shsu.edu 936.294.4156

Ms. Tama Hamrick
Coordinator, Assessment

thamrick@shsu.edu 936.294.3279
Brandi Jones Ms. Brandi Jones
Coordinator III, Assessment


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Ms. JoLynne Wharton
Administrative Coordinator I

jwharton@shsu.edu 936.294.2427

 Cynthia Jacobson Picture

Ms. Cynthia Jacobson
Administrative Associate III

cjacobson@shsu.edu 936.294.1536

Office of Academic Planning and Assessment
Bobby K. Marks Administration Building, Suite 208 | 1806 Ave J | Box 2394 | Huntsville, TX 77341
Phone: (936) 294-1009
Fax: (936) 294-4028


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