Stephen F. Austin State University

Increasing Connections

Increasing Connections

Goal 4

In order to provide the transformative educational experiences to SFA students that will lead to meaningful and sustainable enrollment growth, we must look outside the confines of our campus and build relationships with constituents who can help the university fulfill its academic, research and service missions, specifically:


Increasing Connections with K-12

Files & Minutes
Team List
Name Office/Department
Judy Abbott Perkins College of Education (Team Leader)
Elizabeth Tasker Davis English
Jane Long Mathematics & Statistics and STEM Academies Coordinator
Jana Redfield STEM Research & Learning Center
Elyce Rodewald SFA Gardens
Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary Education
TBD Music Program Representative, College of Fine Arts
TBD Representative, Rusche College of Business

Increasing Connections with City Government

Files & Minutes
Team List
Name Office/Department
Sam Smith Student Services (Team Leader)
Freddie Avant School of Social Work
Mark Barringer Center for Regional Heritage Research
Chris Rivers University Police

Increasing Connections with Business & Industry

Files & Minutes
Team List
Name Office/Department
Trey Turner Office of Development (Team Leader)
Rick Baty Baty & Associates
Tim Bisping Rusche College of Business
Scott Bowyer Commercial Bank of Texas
John Branch Athletics
Kimberly Childs College of Sciences and Mathematics
Buddy Himes College of Fine Arts
Wade Jones Infinity Hydrocarbons, LLC
Gil Staley Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership
Mike Taff CB&I
Jeff Wagner Home Trust
Jamie Bouldin Center for Career & Professional Development

Increasing Connections with Alumni

Files & Minutes
Team List
Name Office/Department
Craig Turnage Alumni Relations (Team Leader)
Lana Comeaux Development
Karen Gantt SFA Alumni Association
Mike Harbordt SFA Alumni Association
Heather Hawkins Alumni Relations
Tonya Turnage Nacogdoches Independent School District

Increasing Connections with Two-Year Institutions

Files & Minutes
Team List
Name Office/Department
Monique Cossich Enrollment Management (Team Leader)
Dorinda Byley Admissions
Heather Catton Office of International Programs
Steve Cooper College of Liberal and Applied Arts
Jessica Maynard Admissions
Channing Moore Admissions
Donald Pratt Biology
Michael Tkacik School of Honors

SB-17 Compliance

Some activities referenced in the Strategic Plan are now prohibited by Texas State law and are no longer in effect.