Homecoming Steering Committee

Appointed by: President

Reports to: Vice President for University Advancement

Number of Members: 21

Chair:  1

Alumni:  1

Community:  1

Athletic Department: 1

Faculty:  2

Staff:  10

Ex officio:  2

Students:  3

Updated: September 1, 2023

Purpose. Coordinates Homecoming activities for Sam Houston State University and develops a calendar of events for all coordinated activities during homecoming week.

Member Appointments. The President makes all appointments. The Chair nominates all members. Members, who serve a two-year term ending May 31, include one alumni officer or board member; one member of the community; two faculty members (with one of the faculty appointees to come from the Faculty Senate); and ten staff members (to consist of at least one representative from each of the eight colleges). The Director of University Events from the President's Office and the Director of Communications serve indefinite terms as ex-officio members. Three student members (consisting of one representative from the Student Government Association, one representative from Greek Life, and one representative from the Student Alumni Association) serve a one-year term ending May 31.

Chair Appointment. The President designates the Chair.

Committee Members

Terms Expire May 31, 2025

Charlie Vienne, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Julia Woods, Alumni Relations

Tracy Rikard, City of Huntsville

Caroline Gagen, IMC Athletics Communications

Damon Hay, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University Faculty Senate Representative

Brian Gibbs, College of Arts and Media

Weslie Gray, College of Arts and Media

Brittany Johnson, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Julie Campbell, College of Business Administration  
Susan Floyd, College of Science and Engineering Technology
Cutty Gilbert, College of Criminal Justice
Misty Rains, College of Education
Kathleen Gilbert, College of Health Sciences
Keith Ahee, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jurden Bruce, IT Client Services
Evangelina Covarrubias, Campus Activities and Traditions
Breanna Dotson, Campus Activities and Traditions
Charlie Vienne, Alumni Relations
Donna Gilbert, Alumni Relations

Jackson Aubrey, Student Member - Student Alumni Association   
Chase Morris, Student Member - Greek Life
Veronica Calderon, Student Member - Student Government Association

Stephanie Knific, Director of Marketing for Enrollment/Academics, Integrated Marketing Communications
Tabitha Shanley, Special Events Manager, Office of the President

To Report Errors
All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Lila Alvarado