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Faculty And Staff Recognized At 2021 Meeting

Aug. 27, 2021
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

President White recognized university employees for their service and outstanding accomplishments during the annual Faculty and Staff Meeting on Aug. 26 in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center. -- Photos by Brian Blalock

20 Year Faculty: (Front) Jennifer Pontius, Holly Miller, Kelly Stucky, Frances Brandau, (Back) Justin Williams, Marcy Beverly, Daphne Johnson, Melinda Miller

20 Years Staff: Patsy Collins, Kelli Smith, Gloria Buchanan, Somer Franklin

25 Years Faculty/Staff:  Doug Ullrich, Mark Leipnik, Shane Fitz

30 Years Faculty/Staff: Karen Whitney, Cathi Gillette, Hadley Leavell

35 Years: Edgar Smith

20 Years

Randal Adams, Professor of Music

Donna Artho, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Kelly Bentsen, IT Enterprise Services

Marcy Beverly, Professor of Agricultural Sciences

Frances Brandau, Professor of Communication Studies; Chair, Communication Studies

Gloria Buchanan, Budget Office

Patricia Card, Professor of Music

Patricia Collins, Student Financial Services

Vondorya Davis, College of Criminal Justice

Charlotte Drumm, Professor of Art

Somer Franklin, Associate Vice President for Academic Planning & Assessment

Steven Frey, IT Security

Daniel Fry, Procurement

Teresa Gee, College of Criminal Justice

Marcus Gillespie, Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering Technology

Kenneth Grayson, Custodial Services

Tammy Gustafson, Public Safety Services

Lydia Hall, Financial Aid

Daphne Johnson, Professor of Education

Darryl Johnson, Department of Psychology

Wendy Malave, College of Criminal Justice

Holly Miller, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Melinda Miller, Professor of Education

John Newbold, Associate Professor of Marketing

Dwayne Pavelock, Professor of Agricultural Sciences

Martha Pineda, Custodial Services

Jennifer Pontius, Associate Professor of Dance; Chair, Dance

Scott Savoy, Facilities Management

Kelli Smith, Veterans Resource Center

Kelly Stuckey, TRIO Student Support Services

Trina Walker, Newton Gresham Library

Justin Williams, Professor of Biological Sciences

Amanda Wood, Correctional Management Institute of Texas

Bill Tidwell, Procurement

Justin Vick, Student Advising and Mentoring Center


25 Years

Renya Ayala, Lowman Student Center

Kimberly Baechtel, Residence Life

Terry Colley, Financial Aid

Tanya Cook, Newton Gresham Library          

John Douglass, Custodial Services

Shane Fitz, Facilities Management   

Randy Garner, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology; Associate Dean       

Penny Hasekoester, Professor of Theatre; Associate Dean

Mary Holland, Facilities Management       

Barbara Kievit-Mason, Newton Gresham Library          

Mark Leipnik, Professor of Geography and Geology

Phillip Lyons, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice    

Fawzi Noman, College of Business Administration Office of the Dean

Debra Price, Professor of Education

Rafael Pulgar, College of Criminal Justice

Bill Thomas, Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre

Doug Ullrich, Professor of Agricultural Sciences; Chair


30 Years 

Mark Adams, Information Technology

Peggy DeMers, Professor of Music

Cathi Gillette, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Deborah Hatton, Instructor of Mass Communication

Deana Hlavinka-Merek, College of Business Administration Office of the Dean

Joan Hudson, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Hadley Leavell, Professor of Finance

Deborah Phelps, Professor of English

Lisa Tatom, IT Enterprise Services

Karen Whitney, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ernest Wilson, Facilities Management


35 Years

Laura Burleson, Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Deborah McKerall, IT Business Services

Edgar Smith, Budget Office


45 Years 

Henry Howey, Professor of Music   







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