Professional & Academic Center for Excellence (PACE) Advisory Committee

Appointed by: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reports to: Vice Provost

Number of Members: 12

Faculty: 7

Administrative/Staff: 5

Correct as of: August 2020

Purpose.  Serves as an advisory committee to the Professional & Academic Center for Excellence (PACE) in matters pertaining to faculty professional development for teaching effectiveness as applied across the various scholarly disciplines. Serves as advisory body for selection of teaching innovation grants and other competitive internal programs.  Members serve as PACE liaisons to each academic college..

Member Appointments. The Provost makes all faculty appointments from nominations submitted by the academic deans. The committee consists of one faculty representative from each academic college, serving staggered three-year terms. Additionally, the director (or designated representative) from the First-Year Experience, SHSU Online, Graduate Studies, and the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College serve indefinite terms.

Chair Appointment. The director of PACE serves as permanent committee chair.

Committee Members


Todd Primm, PACE Director

Faculty - Terms expire August 31, 2022

Mary Funck, College of Business Administration
Travis Franklin, College of Criminal Justice

Faculty - Terms expire August 31, 2023

Elisa Herrmann, College of Arts and Media
Robert Maninger, College of Education

Faculty - Terms expire August 31, 2021

Darren Williams, College of Science and Engineering Technology
Nancy Baker, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
G. Kevin Randall, College of Health Sciences

Administrators - Indefinite terms

Kay Angrove, First-Year Experience
Ruth Chisum, SHSU Online
Kimberly Bell, Elliott T. Bowers Honors College
Ken Hendrickson, Graduate Studies

To Report Errors

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