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 2022


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, 2024

Chair
M. Brandon Cooper, Director of Student Activities

Alumni
Julia Woods, Alumni Relations

Community
Tracy Rikard, City of Huntsville

Athletics
Russell Martinez, Athletics

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

Brian Gibbs, College of Arts and Media

Staff
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
Sherry Hirsch, College of Education
Kathleen Gilbert, College of Health Sciences
Keith Ahee, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jurden Bruce, IT Client Services
Steven Begnaud, Student Activities
Breanna Provost, Student Activities
Charlie Vienne, Alumni Relations
Donna Gilbert, Alumni Relations

Students
Camille Dang-Fouty, Student Member - Student Alumni Association   
Jesus Martinez, Student Member - Greek Life
LaYauna Bonds, Student Member - President, Student Government Association

Ex-Officio 
Charlene McWilliams, Executive Director of University Events
Stephanie Knific, Director of Marketing and Communications


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