Board of Regents chairman appoints advisory committee for Texas State University presidential search

Jayme Blaschke, Media Relations | September 1, 2021

Texas State University System Board of Regents Chairman Charlie Amato has appointed a 19-member advisory committee to assist in the search for the next president of Texas State University. Members of the advisory search committee, including representatives from the Texas State faculty, staff, student body, leadership, alumni, and community, are:

  • Don Flores (Committee Chair) - Regent, Texas State University System
  • Charlie Amato - Regent, Texas State University System
  • Garry Crain - Regent, Texas State University System
  • Nicki Harle - Regent, Texas State University System
  • Janet Bezner, Ph.D. - Chair and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Darryl Borgonah - Associate Vice President for Financial Services
  • Scott Bowman, Ph.D. - Professor, School of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Jaime Chahin, Ph.D. - Dean, College of Applied Arts
  • Andrew Gryce - President, Student Government Association
  • Ken Huewitt - Chief Financial Officer, Texas Southern University, and Distinguished Alumnus
  • Jane Hughson - Mayor, City of San Marcos, and Texas State University Alumna
  • Lynn Ledbetter, Ph.D. - Chair, Faculty Senate, and Professor, School of Music
  • Robert McLean, Ph.D. - Regents' Professor, Department of Biology
  • Jack Martin - Co-Chairman, Martin + Crumpton Group LLC, and Distinguished Alumnus
  • Bryan Miller - Associate Athletics Director
  • Ron Mitchell - Vice Chairman/President, Horseshoe Bay Resort, and Distinguished Alumnus
  • Vincent Morton, Ph.D. - Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Patrick Rose - President, Corridor Title
  • Annalisa Turner - Chair, Texas State University Staff Council

Starting this fall and continuing through late Spring 2022, the Advisory Search Committee will work with an executive search firm (TBD) to draft a presidential profile and conduct a national search.

The committee will recommend a small number of highly qualified candidates to Chancellor Brian McCall for his review and consideration. The chancellor will publicly name a sole finalist to be considered by the TSUS Board of Regents next spring.

A presidential search website will be created to keep the campus and community updated on the search process and timeline.

Current Texas State President Denise Trauth, who announced her retirement effective May 31, 2022, will continue to serve as president until her successor arrives on campus.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 192,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922