Staff

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Rob Webber

Director of the Lowman Student Center

ROB WEBBER is the Director of the Lowman Student Center. He brings over 10 years of professional student affairs experience to the Lowman Student Center staff. Rob is originally from Maryland and holds a M.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Historical Studies and a B.S. from Indiana State University in Student Affairs & Higher Education. Rob is passionate about student development, environmental theory, and helping students achieve their maximum potential. He is excited to be at Sam Houston State University and is looking forward to serving the students, faculty, and staff as the LSC improves and expands its services. We will strive to provide quality customer service and exceed our guest’s expectations as we engage our campus community.

Office: LSC Room 311D
Phone: 936.294.1759
Email: rww020@shsu.edu

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James Van Roekel

James Van Roekel

Director of Student Affairs Technology
Associate Director of the Lowman Student Center

JAMES VAN ROEKEL; MLS, MA is the Director of Student Affairs Technology/Associate Director of the Lowman Student Center and has over 20 years of professional Higher Education experience as a faculty member and administrator in Academic and Student Affairs. His research, which can be found in over 30 publications including three books, and teaching focus on the investigation of the utilization of free and off-the-shelf hardware and software towards the development of multimedia and digital applications in student learning and web-based broadcasting. His grant writing has brought over $725,000.00 to engage faculty and students in current and emerging technologies. He is a member of EDUCAUSE, AVIXA, and ACUI where he serves as ACUI Technology Community of Practice Coordinator, ACUI Ongoing Bulletin (association's international journal) Contributor, on ACUI Community of Scholars, and on ACUI Writers Support Group.

Specialties: Grant writing, media design, web design, faculty development, student development, leadership, and teaching.

Signature Strengths: Intellection, Consistency, Ideation, Maximizer, Belief

James is a past recipient of the SHSU E-Sports Foster Award, Sammy Award, and the Vice President's Bearkat Spirit Award.

Office: LSC Room 311C
Phone: 936.294.3118
Email: jamesvr@shsu.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jamesvr


Jeff Dunbar

Associate Director of the Lowman Student Center

JEFF DUNBAR is the Associate Director of the Lowman Student Center.  He has over 20 years of professional experience working in student affairs, student centers, and auxiliary services. Jeff is a native of West Virginia where he received his B.A. in business administration from West Virginia University and received his M.B.A from Eastern Oregon University.  He has a strong passion for student success and giving back to the community through service to others.  He is a member of NASPA and it actively involved with ACUI where he has served on a wide vareity of both regional and national leadership roles.

Office: LSC Room 311B
Phone: 936.294.1722
Email: jld114@shsu.edu


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Brad Herget

Assistant Director of Event Services and Technology

BRAD HERGET is the Assistant Director of Event Services and Technology for the Lowman Student Center, contributing over 4 years of event production and technology experience to the LSC team. Brad graduated from Frostburg State University in Western Maryland with a B.S. in Earth Science in the fall of 2015. He looks forward to creating a technical and event services program at the LSC to enhance the programs and services offered to the students at Sam Houston State University, and to create an experiential learning opportunity for the student employees of the LSC.

Office: LSC Room 311B
Phone: 936.294.2405
Email: bah056@shsu.edu


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Tabitha Tipton

Assistant Director of the Lowman Student Center

TABITHA TIPTON is an Assistant Director of the Lowman Student Center, specifically overseeing the Kat Klub and Information Desk. She is an SHSU alumna, graduating with her B.S. from the Department of Kinesiology in 2012 and completing her M.A. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Management in 2014. Tabitha brings over 5 years of student development and facility operations experience to the LSC team.

Office: LSC Room 108
Phone: 936.294.3766
Email: tktipton@shsu.edu


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Eric Martin

Evening Event Services Coordinator

ERIC MARTIN is the Evening Event Services Coordinator for the Lowman Student Center. Eric received his B.S. from Frostburg State University in Business Administration/Human Resources Management in Spring of 2017. He brings over four years of technical and event management experience; with this and his passion for student affairs, he hopes to help the LSC continue to be the “Living Room on Campus.

Office: LSC 311
Phone: 936-438-0055
Email: exm104@shsu.edu


Mekayla Perkins

Events Management Coordinator

MEKAYLA PERKINES is the Events Management Coordinator of the Lowman Student Center. Mekyla is a recent graduate of Sam and is excited about helping students create great memories of their time here at SHSU.

Office: LSC Room 311D
Phone: 936.294.1760
Email: mbp012@shsu.edu


Natali Maness

Office Manager

NATALI MANESS is the Office Manager of the Lowman Student Center. A graduate of 2011 graduate of SHSU, Natali looks foward to working with our students and visitors!

Office: LSC Room 311
Phone: 936.294.1758
Email: nwd001@shsu.edu


Reyna Ayala

Reyna Ayala

REYNA AYALA is a custodian at the Lowman Student Center. She is originally from Central America. She has two beautiful children, a daughter and a son. Reyna has been working for Sam Houston since 1996. In 2008, she was awarded the Staff Excellence Award for dedicated service. Reyna is "very proud to be part of the SHSU staff."


Antonio Coss

Antonio Coss

ANTONIO COSS was born in Michoacan, Mexico and grew up in Mexico City until the age of 21. He then came to the United States to begin working for a lumber company. A few years later he came to Sam Houston to become a custodian for the LSC. Tony is "very proud to be part of this great team here at the LSC."


Blanca Alvarez

Blanca Alvarez

BLANCA ALVAREZ is originally from Central America and she has 3 children and 5 grandchildren whom she is very close with. She has been a custodian with Sam Houston State for 9 years, 5 of which in the Lowman Student Center. Blanca very much enjoys the new faces that come and go in the LSC and is happy to be part of the traditions and culture that Sam Houston has to offer.


Lecenia Sibrian

Lecenia Sibrian

LECENIA SIBRIAN is a proud custodian at the Lowman Student Center. She is originally from El Salvador and moved to Los Angeles in 1986. She had two sons and moved to Texas shortly after. Lecenia has been in the custodial industry for many years, previously working as a Custodial Supervisor for the Hilton Garden. She joined the LSC in 2008 and very much enjoys working at SAM.


Francisca Hernandez

Francisca Hernandez

FRANCISCA HERNANDEZ is originally from El Salvador and came to America in 1983. She has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. She has been a custodian with the Lowman Student Center since 2009 and very much enjoys working at such a great institution.


Maria Villatoro

Maria Villatoro

MARIA VILLATORO is part of the custodial staff at the Lowman Student Center. She is originally from El Salvador and is a happy mother of 5 children. Maria has worked for the LSC since 2009 and loves being part of Sam Houston.


Lupe Cornejo

Guadalupe R. Cornejo

GUADALUPE R. CORNEJO is originally from El Salvador and came to the United States in 1999. She has been with Sam Houston State University for 2 years and joined the LSC team in September 2015.