Wellness Program Committee

Appointed by: President

Reports to: Vice President for Student Affairs

Number of Members: 9

Faculty 3

Staff 5

Students 1

Correct as of: August 2020

Purpose. Provides recommendations regarding the Wellness Program at Sam Houston State University to the Vice President for Student Affairs; responsible for identifying the types and levels of services available, the most appropriate carrier(s) of the services, the appropriate fee structures (if any), and the responsibilities of each. Current activities such as Wellness Week, Substance Abuse HIV/AIDS, Health Forums, and special screening programming, may be planned under this umbrella. The Wellness Program Committee coordinates the Substance Abuse Committee and other standing committees of this type. Existing committees remain autonomous but would have more coordination regarding campus-wide health and wellness activities.

Member Appointments. The President makes all appointments from nominations submitted by the Director of Recreational Sports, Director of Human Resources, Dean of Health Sciences, Staff Council, Faculty Senate, and the Student Government Association. The committee will consist of nine members including the chair. Members will serve two-year terms with renewable service term options. Student member will serve a one-year term. The ADAI member will serve indefinite term by virtue of position.

Chair Appointment. By virtue of position, the chair will serve an indefinite term.

Committee Members


Andrew Miller, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs (Indefinite Term)


Term expires August 31, 2022
TBD, Recreational Sports, (Awaiting nomination from Rec Sports)
Laura Dougherty, Health Science
Cynthia Bennett, Human Resources
Jamie Hinojosa, Faculty Senate

Term expires August 31, 2021
Donna Gilbert, Alumni Relations
Rosanne Keathley, Health Science
Student Member

Term expires May 31, 2021

Mekayla Perkins
, Student Government Association

Indefinite Term

Edward Gisemba, Alcohol and Drug Initiative

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