Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (EURECA) Advisory Committee

Appointed by: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reports to: Vice Provost

Number of Members: 20

Faculty: 14

Administrators/Staff: 6

Correct as of: August 2020

Purpose. Studies and develops plans that advance the culture of the scholarly and creative excellence by facilitating, enhancing and supporting undergraduate students in discipline-specific inquiry and educating undergraduate students about how it enriches the academic experience and helps them realize professional goals.  Assists deans with developing discipline-specific inquiry in their colleges that further enhances the culture of undergraduate research and creative activities at SHSU.  Serves as an advisory body for the selection of summer research teams and student travel awards.

Member Appointments. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs makes all faculty appointments from nominations submitted by the academic deans.  The committee consists of two representatives from each academic college, with staggered two-year terms.  Additionally, the director (or their designated representative) of the McNair program, Student Success Initiatives, the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College, and Newton Gresham Library serve indefinite terms. 

Chair Appointment. By virtue of position, the director of the EURECA Center, who is appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves as the chair of the EURECA Advisory Council.

Committee Members


Madhusudan Choudhary

Faculty - Terms expire August 31, 2022

TBD, Business Administration, (Awaiting Dean Nomination)
Mitchel Roth, Criminal Justice
Jaime Coyne, Education
Jessica Simorte,
 Arts and Media
Jennifer Didier, Health Sciences
Bart Stykes, Humanities and Social Sciences
Chris Hobbs, Science & Engineering Technology

Faculty - Terms expire August 31, 2021

Kamphol Wipawayangkool, Business Administration
Ryan Randa, Criminal Justice
Andrea Foster, Education
Andy Noble, Arts and Media
Min Kim, Health Sciences
Melinda Weathers, Humanities and Social Sciences
Will Shepherd, Science & Engineering Technology

Administrators/Staff - Indefinite Terms

Lydia Fox, McNair Program
Kay Angrove, Student Success Initiatives
Tracy Bilsing, Elliott T. Bowers Honors College
Lisa Shen, Newton Gresham Library

To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Tama Hamrick
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2394
Email: thamrick@shsu.edu