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

Correct as of: August 2019

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 seven 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 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


Charlie Vienne,   Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations

Terms expire May 31, 2021


Barbara Bright, Alumni Relations


Tracey Chappel, City of Huntsville

Athletic Department

Kyle Barnard, Athletics


Donna Cox, University Faculty Senate
Brian Gibbs, College of Arts and Media


Wesley Gray, College of Arts and Media
Deanna Briones,
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jurden Bruce, Information Resources
Julie Campbell, College of Business Administration  
Susan Floyd, College of Science and Engineering Technology
Cutty Gilbert, College of Criminal Justice
Sherry Hirsch, College of Education
Carla Clark, College of Health Sciences
Angie Taylor, Student Activities
TBD, Bearkat One Card

Ex-Officio Members

Charlene McWilliams, Office of the President
Stephanie Knific, Marketing & Communications

Terms expire May 31, 2020


TBD, Student Member - Student Alumni Association   
TBD, Student Member - Greek Life
Amanda Lee, Student Member - President, Student Government Association

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