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Steve Westbrook, Ed.D.
Vice President for University Affairs

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B. Yeats

What drew you to the higher education world?

The transformation I underwent as an undergraduate student was so positive and striking that I knew this experience was one I wanted to help others discover. The impact we can have on the future when we do our job right can literally change lives. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of something like that?

What do you enjoy most about your role at SFA?

I have the best job at SFA! In my role as vice president for university affairs, I am involved in programs and initiatives across the institution. I love the broad perspective that type of engagement permits me to have. Through that wide lens, I feel I can have a meaningful impact on the ways our programs and services add value to the experience of our students.

What do you hope students gain from SFA?

Our collective overarching goal at SFA is to provide transformative experiences for our students. My hope is that our students fully engage in these experiences and graduate from SFA feeling prepared for what awaits them during the rest of their lives.

What are you passionate about outside of your role at SFA?

One of the best parts of my job is the countless activities and events in which I get to participate. While that limits the time I have outside of my SFA role, I try to fill free time traveling with my family.

Education and Experience

Academic experience

  • Vice President, University Affairs
    Stephen F. Austin State University (2007-present)
  • Executive Director, Student Affairs
    Stephen F. Austin State University (2005-2007)
  • Director, Student Affairs
    Stephen F. Austin State University (2001-2005)
  • Director, Student Activities
    Stephen F. Austin State University (1989-2001)
  • Coordinator, University Center Programs
    Stephen F. Austin State University (1985-1989)
  • Program Advisor, University Center
    Stephen F. Austin State University (1981-1985)

Education

  • Doctor of Education
    Texas A&M University-Commerce (2010)
  • Master of Education
    Stephen F. Austin State University (1989)
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Stephen F. Austin State University (1981)

Contact

Steve Westbrook, Ed.D.
Vice President for University Affairs
936.468.2701
swestbrook@sfasu.edu
P.O. Box 6101, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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