Meet the Staff

Meet the Greek Life Staff


Jerrell Sherman
Associate Dean of Students for Judicial Affairs and Student Development

Years at SHSU: 10 
Years in Higher Education: 12 
Certifications, licenses, or other: M.A.,BA

Jerrell Sherman is a Houston, Texas native and is a proud alumnus of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis Public Relations. He then went on to obtain his Master's Degree in Advertising/Marketing Communications from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Jerrell serves as Dean of Judicial Affairs along with having other responsibilities such as overseeing the Student Guidelines, Student Grievances, Felony Conviction Admissions Screenings, serving on the Student of Concern committee, and serving on the Campus Crisis and Safety team. Jerrell is also the Dean of Greek Life where his responsibilities include but are not limited to event planning, policy writing, branding, marketing/pr campaigns, web development, advising Greek councils, and providing oversight for the entire Greek Life program and Greek Life Staff. 


Mark Taplette
Assistant Director of Greek Life

Years at SHSU: New Employee 
Years in Higher Education: 18 
Certifications, licenses, or other: Ed.D., M.A., BS, EC-12 Special Education, 8-12 Social Studies (TEA)

Mark is a native of Dallas, Texas. Received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science/Sociology from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas (now Texas A&M-Commerce). Obtained his Master’s Degree in Theology from The Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. Completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership/Administration from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. His research topic: Factors Effecting Graduation Rates of Black Male, Football and Basketball Players at Division I-A, Revenue Producing Institutions. Mark will be overseeing and providing leadership to the Greek Life program 


Jacob Roberts
Greek Life Undergraduate Assistant / Graphic Designer


Years at SHSU: 2 years 

Jacob is from Tomball, Texas. He is a Undergraduate Student at Sam Houston State University pursuing his Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. His responsibilities are maintaining and operating all SHSU Greek Life marketing materials, social media accounts and administrative tasks. Jacob is available to all SHSU Greek students and chapters if they are in need of marketing, design or content help or creation.


Deju Vela

Greek Life Undergraduate Assistant 


Years at SHSU: 3rd year

Certifications, licenses, or other: Cosmetology License  

Deju is from Spring, Texas. She is currently working on her Bachelors of Science from Sam Houston State University in Biology with a minor in Health. Her responsibilities consist of tracking STAR progress for each Greek chapter here at Sam Houston State University.

Contact Us

Lowman Student Center

Email Address:
Office Main Number: 936-294-2268
Office Fax Number: 936-294-3961

Physical Address:
Lowman Student Center-Office 316
Box 2508
Huntsville TX 77341

Mailing Address:
Sam Houston State University
Lowman Student Center
1802 Ave I Office 316 
Huntsville, TX 77340