NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Tuesday.

Faculty appointments include Jodene Pappas, librarian II, and Rebecca Parr, assistant professor of biology. Faculty changes of status include Sheila Lumar, from visiting assistant professor to assistant professor of human sciences; Brook Poston, from instructor to assistant professor of history; and William Bruton, from interim associate dean to associate dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

The following staff appointments were approved for the Department of Athletics: James C. Harper, head football coach; Arlington Nunn, assistant head football coach; David Gibbs, Jake Taylor Morrison, Kevin Carberry, Harold Christopher Truax, Jeremy Moses, Devin Ducote, Nathan Paul Schneider, and Troy Rogers, all assistant football coaches; and Marie Flores, assistant track coach.

Other staff appointments include: David Gehrels, assistant director of career services; Olegario Madera, Gear Up outreach coordinator; John Handley, art gallery director; Brandi Engstrom, programmer/analyst I in information technology services; Osaro Airen, director of multicultural affairs; John Yerger, director of printing services; Kathryn Howell, Mirannda Lindberg, and Shea Roll, hall directors; and Michael Johnson, residence life program coordinator.

Staff changes of status approved Tuesday include: Laura Turner, from administrative assistant to coordinator of disability services support; Kevin Davis, from academic adviser to associate director of admissions; Monique Williams, from alumni scholarship coordinator to academic adviser; Charles Aston, from cultural heritage research assistant to cultural heritage research associate in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts; Dewain Ray Robberson, from maintenance mechanic supervisor to physical plant manager; and Allen Singleton, from building management system coordinator to assistant manager of the physical plant.

The Board of Regents also approved the following retirements: Janice Alexander, assessment director-elementary education; David Gundersen, professor of management in the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business; Dixie Mercer, professor of human services; Marthea Turnage, librarian IV; and Beverly Farmer, director of student activities.