(AUSTIN) – William F. Scott, chairman of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, has appointed the following individuals to serve on the Advisory Search Committee for the next president of Sul Ross State University:

  • Dionicio (Don) Flores (Committee Chair), Regent, Texas State University System
  • Nicki Harle, Regent, Texas State University System
  • Valerie Baca, President, SRSU Student Government Association
  • April Aultman Becker, Dean of Library and Research Technologies, SRSU
  • Leo Dominguez, Vice President for Student and University Services, SRSU
  • Nick Gallegos, Executive Director, Middle Rio Grande Development Council
  • Hector Gonzales, Ph.D., President, Southwest Texas Junior CollegePaulette Harris, Administrative Associate, SRSU
  • Louis Harveson, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor, Director, SRSU Borderlands Research Institute
  • Bill Mitchell, Uvalde County Judge
  • Patricia Nicosia, Ph.D., Professor, Interim Assistant Provost and Dean of SRSU Middle Rio Grande Region campuses
  • Liz Pena, Executive Director, SRSU Small Business Development Center
  • Pete Peterson, Chair, SRSU Foundation Board of Directors
  • Carlos Rios, Ed.D., Superintendent, San Felipe Del Rio ISD
  • Liz Rogers, Attorney at Law
  • Mark Saka, Ph.D., Professor, Chair, SRSU Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Kathy Stein, Ed.D., Professor, Director, SRSU Academic Center for Excellence
  • Juan Tamez, Senior Enrollment Specialist, SRSU
  • Barbara Tucker, Ph.D., Dean of Education and Professional Studies, SRSU

The Advisory Search Committee will meet several times over the next four months to help identify the desired attributes and qualifications of the next Sul Ross president, and to recommend finalists to the chancellor, who will select the sole finalist for Board of Regents’ consideration. Wheless Search and Consulting, an executive search firm, is assisting TSUS in the SRSU presidential search process.

The Texas State University System, founded in 1911, is Texas’ first university system. TSUS’s seven member institutions serve more than 86,000 students and span 700 miles from the Big Bend Region of West Texas to the Louisiana border.