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Stephen F. Austin State University

Dean's Office Staff


Brian M. Murphy - Dean
  • Strategic planning
  • Presiding officer of Chairs Council
  • Faculty issues: grievances, tenure/promotion process, professional development
  • Outreach and development
Marc Guidry - Associate Dean
  • Student academic issues: probation, suspension, registration problems (late, adds, withdrawals, overloads), final graduation
  • Undergraduate curriculum: course proposals, substitutions, independent studies, short courses, internships, liaison with College Council and Student Council
  • Supervise graduate assistants, Center for Regional Heritage, space allocation
  • General Bulletin revision
Steve Cooper - Associate Dean
  • BAAS student advisement
  • Austin Community College liaison on BAAS
  • Graduate curriculum, Graduate Bulletin revision, liaison with Graduate Coordinators
  • Supervise technical specialist
  • Dean's Office assessment responsibilities
Dixie Groll - Assistant to the Dean and Development Officer
  • Support Dean: appointments, travel, dean's document signature, special assignments
  • Outreach coordination: advisory board, alumni network, event planning, international collaboration, resource development
  • College website
Billy Harris - Academic and Career Advising Office
  • Freshmen and sophomores (to 45 hours) advisement
  • Advising orientation to new faculty
  • Student career development and alumni networking
Shana Goeyns - Administrative Assistant: Student Affairs Coordinator
  • Degree plan and final graduation plan reviews with Associate Dean
  • Degree audit
  • UIL acitivities
  • Student files: academic dishonesty, letters of probation and suspension, file retention, honor roll
Jane Robinson - Administrative Assistant: Office Manager
  • Office administration: student assistants (hiring, assignments/workflow), inventory
  • College budget: accounts, purchasing, receiving, HEAF review, pro-card transactions
  • Classroom scheduling
  • Building maintenance
Cathy Michaels - Administrative Assistant Part-Time: HR
  • Human resources: faculty workload reports, EPAFs, contract letters, outside employment, personnel files
  • Assist Associate Deans