NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Appointments approved during Monday’s meeting of the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents included a new associate provost and a new director of human resources for the university.
Dr. Janet Tareilo was appointed associate provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Loretta Doty was named director of Human Resources.
Tareilo’s position was created in conjunction with implementation of the university’s strategic plan, and she will oversee the leadership of a Student Success Center, operating in SFA’s Steen Library since Sept. 1, according to Dr. Steve Bullard, provost.
“Dr. Tareilo is responsible for the center, as well as the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the library,” Bullard said. “The Student Success Center is designed to enhance student retention, graduation, and time-to-completion rates by assisting students as they make the transition to college and providing resources throughout their undergraduate study.”
Tareilo, who joined the SFA faculty in 2004, previously served as associate dean of the James I. Perkins College of Education. In 2010, she received the Teaching Excellence Award for her work in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership. Her research regarding online teaching, educational leadership and the use of technology in educational environments has been published in books and in state and national journals.
Prior to joining SFA, Tareilo served as principal for the school districts in Lufkin and Hudson and as director for the gifted and talented program and a teacher for Lufkin ISD. She received her Bachelor of Science with honors and her master’s degree from SFA, and she also holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership.
Loretta Doty, former director of human resources for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and consultant for the city of Austin, was named director of SFA human resources. The Jacksonville native holds a bachelor’s in management from the University of Texas at Tyler and has served as chair of the Texas State Human Resources Association. She replaces Glenda Herrington, who recently retired from the university.
Stacy Hendricks’ appointment as associate professor of secondary education and interim associate dean of the education college was approved by regents. Other appointment approved included Troy Davis, history professor, serving as interim chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, and Elizabeth Vaughn, professor and chair of the Department of Elementary Education, as interim chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership.
Other changes of status within the education college are Carrie Baker, from academic adviser to educator preparation academic program manager; Frankie Clark, from adjunct faculty member to clinical instructor of human services; Megan Kelley, from secretary to academic adviser; and Jennifer Kennon, from instructor to assistant professor of human services.
Approved faculty appointments within the education college include Flora Farago, instructor of human sciences; Erin Keeling and Amanda Pruit, clinical instructors of human services; and Justin Pelham, clinical instructor of human sciences.
In the College of Fine Arts, Richard Jones, a professor in the School of Theatre, was approved as interim director of the school. Regents approved the following faculty appointments: James Adams, assistant professor of music; Wesley Berg, visiting assistant professor of art; Stephen Campbell, Richard Leonberger and Lee Goodhew, visiting assistant professors of music; and Stephanie Murphy, visiting assistant professor of theatre.
Appointments approved in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture include Hans Williams, from associate dean to interim dean; Matthew McBroom, associate professor of forestry, as interim associate dean of the college; Joey Bray, associate professor of agriculture and director of the Poultry Research Center, as interim chair of the Department of Agriculture; Brandy Bishop, former academic adviser in education, as academic adviser; and Stephanie Pulley, assistant professor of agriculture.
Appointments approved within the College of Liberal and Applied Arts include Kristopher Teters and Savannah Williamson, visiting lecturers of history. Jessica Boone was approved as an academic adviser for the college, and Deborah Siblia, a visiting instructor of government, has been appointed assistant professor. In the Department of English and Creative Writing, Sara Henning is a visiting assistant professor, and Amber Wagnon, an adjunct faculty member, was approved as lecturer.
Kelly Noe, an associate professor of accounting, was approved as interim director of the Schlief School of Accountancy in the Rusche College of Business. Theunis Oliphant is a lecturer of management, marketing and international business, and Megan Sellers is an academic adviser.
In the College of Sciences and Mathematics, Liane Stevens was appointed assistant professor of geology. Status changes were approved for Melinda Faulkner, from lecturer to assistant professor of geology; and Wesley Turner, from adjunct faculty member to lecturer and lab coordinator of geology.
The board also approved staff appointments within the Department of Athletics: Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen, women’s golf assistant coach; Keri Burns, assistant director of athletic media relations; Jeremy Cox, men’s basketball assistant head coach; Mackenzie Cutter, athletic academic services assistant; Nicole Dickson, head softball coach; Audrey Farfan, assistant softball coach; Jessica Grayson, women’s basketball assistant coach; Keith Stein, assistant softball coach; and Daniel Wenger, athletic strength and conditioning assistant.
In Residence Life, regents approved James Allen Jr., BreAnna Hall and D’Andrea Jones as hall directors and Ashleigh Kellis-Carr as coordinator of Residence Life programs.
Additional staff appointments include Paul Henley, assistant director of institutional assessment, Academic Affairs; Lauryn Kitchen, teacher, SFA Charter School; Megan Henderson and Rebecca Gatwood, teachers, Early Childhood Laboratory; Jennifer Leuschner, registered nurse, and Mary Manis, director, Health Services; Alanna Millis, coordinator, Office of International Programs; Jamal Smith, director, Orientation programs in Student Affairs; and Linda Hernandez, Student Affairs Support Services counselor.
The following changes of status are among those approved by the board:
Shea Roll, from hall director to area coordinator, Residence Life;
James Maple, from head coach of spirit programs to coordinator of spirit programs, Student Affairs Programs.
Jennifer Hanlon, from assistant director to interim director of research and sponsored programs, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs;
John Calahan, from coordinator of academic space scheduling and utilization to coordinator of academic space scheduling and utilization and interim director of institutional assessment, Academic Affairs;
Mary Smith, from assistant director to interim director of instructional technology, Center for Teaching and Learning;
Shannon Jacobs, from interpreter to senior interpreter and coordinator of deaf and hard-of-hearing services, Disability Services;
Alison Reed, from administrative assistant in the Office of International Programs to teacher in the Early Childhood Lab;
Henry Wiederhold, from technical support specialist I to systems programmer I, Information Technology Services; and
Jasmine Anderson-Hayes, from library associate to assistant supervisor of library access services, Steen Library.
The board approved the retirements of the following faculty and staff members with more than 130 years of combined service to the university: Billie Baggett, benefits manager; Glenda Herrington, director of human resources; Hossein Hosseinpour, lecturer of mathematics and statistics; Stephen McGee, systems programmer II; Robert Strader, professor of computer science; and Belinda Vanglahn, academic adviser.