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: November 2018

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,   Director, Alumni Association

Terms expire May 31, 2019


Barbara Bright, Alumni Relations


Megan Kaltenbach, City of Huntsville

Athletic Department

David Paitson, Athletics


Donna Cox, University Faculty Senate
Brian Gibbs, School of Music


Emily Schulze Binetti, College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication
Deanna Briones,
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jurden Bruce, Information Resources
Julie Campbell, College of Business Administration  
Susan Floyd, College of Science
Cutty Gilbert, College of Criminal Justice
Sherry Hirsch, College of Education
Kathleen Gilbert, College of Health Sciences
Angie Taylor, Student Activities
Kari Zella, Bearkat One Card

Ex-Officio Members

TBD, President's Office
Stephanie Knific, Marketing & Communications

Terms expire May 31, 2019


TBD, Student Member - Student Alumni Association   
TBD, Student Member - Greek Life
David Eller, Student Member - President, Student Government Association

To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Heather Adams
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2394
Email: heatheradams@shsu.edu