Texas State Naming Task Force announced to honor distinguished Latinx, Black individuals
Texas State University has announced the formation of a Naming Task Force to recognize the contributions of distinguished individuals from the Hispanic/Latinx and Black communities to the university.
The task force will establish an inclusive process through which the university community can engage in the renaming of two residence halls – Angelina and San Gabriel located on the San Marcos Campus –and the naming of two unnamed streets on the Round Rock Campus after distinguished members of the Texas State family who are from the Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities.
The task force will develop an inclusive process by which Texas State students, faculty, staff and alumni may submit names of distinguished Black and Hispanic/Latinx members of the university community for consideration. The task force will submit recommendations to the Council for Inclusive Excellence for review and feedback. A final list names will be submitted to Texas State President Denise M. Trauth and the Presidential Cabinet for final selection.
The task force will be co-chaired by Scott Bowman, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice and special assistant to the Provost for inclusion and diversity, and Gloria Martinez, professor in the Department of Sociology, director of the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, and director of the Latina/o Studies Minor.
The Naming Task Force will meet regularly throughout the fall 2020 semester with the goal of completing its work by the end of the semester.