Regents name Glickman to endowed school improvement professorship
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Carl Glickman, an internationally recognized leader in education, has been appointed to an endowed professorship in school improvement at Southwest Texas State University.
Glickman’s appointment was made official Friday, Nov. 8, by a unanimous vote of the Texas State University System Board of Regents in Beaumont.
Glickman is president of the Institute for Schools, Education and Democracy, an independent and non-partisan organization devoted to strengthening education, civic engagement and democracy. He is also university professor emeritus of education and the founder and chair of the League of Professional Schools at the University of Georgia. He is the author of 12 books on such subjects as school leadership, change and the moral imperative of public education.
“We are delighted to have a scholar of Carl Glickman’s prominence in this important position in our College of Education. He is truly an international leader in his field,” said Robert Gratz, vice president of academic affairs at SWT.
Glickman has served on Kids Voting: USA and recently served on the National Commission for Service-Learning. Chaired by U.S. Sen. John Glenn, this national initiative seeks to revitalize democratic citizenry by connecting student academic learning with service to local communities.
As holder of SWT’s Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Endowed Chair in School Improvement, Glickman will serve as a senior leader in the university’s doctoral program in school improvement and adult professional and community education. He will also assist in research and the development of partnerships focused on education.
In other action, the board elected John P. Hageman of Austin as the new board chair. Elected vice chair was James A. “Jimmy” Hayley of Texas City.
In other SWT related action, the board:
- Awarded a construction contract of $4.3 million to SpawGlass Contractors of Austin for the Student Health Center construction project.
- Authorized the university to take bids and issue purchase orders not to exceed $3.49 million for furniture and moving expenses for departments moving into the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Art, Technology and Physics Complex.
- Awarded a construction contract of $3.4 million to SpawGlass Contractors for construction of a parking garage for the new building for the College of Business Administration.
- Approved a contingency contract between the university and American Campus Communities as part of Phase II of the San Marcos Hall project and authorized the university to accept a donation of the Gurgan and Jacks properties and lease those properties to the Texas State University System Development Foundation. When complete, the second phase of the San Marcos Hall project will provide the university with an additional 440-bed residence hall.
- Authorized the university to increase the computer service fee from $9 to $10 per semester credit hour and the library fee from $5 to $6 per semester credit hour. Also, contingent on an affirmative student referendum and approval by the 78th Texas Legislature, authorized the university to increase the bus fee from $42 to a maximum of $54 per semester. Also authorized the university to implement an undergraduate advising fee of $40 per semester and an ID card fee of $3 per semester.
- Authorized the university to seek introduction of legislation to implement an environmental service fee not to exceed $6 per semester. The fee would be used to help expand recycling efforts, improve environmental and conservation education on campus, planting additional vegetation, increasing litter prevention and improving irrigation processes.
- Acknowledged major gifts to the university.
The university received a donation from the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation in support of scholarships and endowed professorships.
The university received a contribution from the estate of Helen Buck Campbell to increase the Helen Buck Campbell Trust.
Sun Microsystems donated a gift in kind of computer equipment to benefit the Sun Microsystems Geography Outreach in the Department of Geography.
The Angel Foundation made a contribution in support of the Katherine Ann Porter creative writing project.
The McCombs Foundation made a donation in support of the Gary V. Woods Business Endowment in the College of Business Administration.
Gary V. Woods made a donation in support of the Gary V. Woods Business Endowment in the College of Business Administration.
The university received a bequest from the estate of W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose for the Rose creative writing scholarships.
The Hachar Foundation made a donation to establish the Fine Arts/Hachar Trust in mass communication to increase the number of Hispanics from SWT intending to pursue careers in mass communication.
The San Marcos Auto Outlet contributed a gift in kind of vehicles.
Rebecca Hawener made a donation in support of the C.D. Marshall Endowed Scholarship.
Dr. and Mrs. Van E. Rea donated in support of the purchase of a vehicle for the Anthropology Department and the Center for Archaeological Studies.
The Cecilia Young Willard Helping Fund contributed in support of the Supple Endowment for Southwestern Studies.
Ingram Ready Mix, Transit Mix and Structural Metals Inc. contributed a gift in kind of building materials for construction of a firing range at the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center.
Motorola contributed a gift in kind of semiconductor equipment.
Advantage Rent-A-Car donated vehicles to the Athletic Department.
Brown Distributing Co. donated beverages to the Athletic Department for pre-game activities.
Cecil Atkission Motors donated vehicles to the Athletic Department.
Central Texas Medical Center provided corporate sponsorship to the Athletic Department.
Chartwells donated food to the Athletic Department.
Bob Donnelly donated mouth guards for SWT student athletes.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim H. Dotson donated in support of the Dotson Family Scholarship.
Gunnarson Outdoor Advertising donated advertising services to the Athletic Department.
The H.E. Butt Grocery Co. contributed in support of the Celebrity Classic Scholarship.
La Quinta Inn donated lodging to the Athletic Department.
Outback Steakhouse donated food to the Athletic Department.
Prime Outlet donated in support of the Celebrity Classic Scholarship.
Red Roof Inn donated lodging to the Athletic Department.
Red Simon Ford donated vehicles to the Athletic Department.
Roger Beasley Honda of San Marcos donated vehicles to the Athletic Department.
San Marcos Toyota donated vehicles to the Athletic Department.
Stonebridge Properties donated lodging to the Athletic Department.
University Exxon donated gasoline for Athletic Department vehicles.
Wells Fargo Bank provided corporate sponsorship to the Athletic Department.
- Authorized the university to execute an agreement with the city of San Marcos for abandonment of a portion of Wood Street.
- Authorized the university to grant a right of way easement to Laura S. Hutcheson to use a portion of the roadway at University Camp in Wimberley.
- Named the building at 1321 Academy St. the Ivy-Moore House.
- Accepted the annual financial report of the Aquarena properties.
- Approved 12th class day reports, routine personnel matters, out of country study programs, routine budget amendments, curriculum changes and course fees.
The TSUS Board of Regents governs the following eight components: Angelo State University in San Angelo, Lamar University in Beaumont, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Lamar State College-Orange, Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, SWT and Sul Ross State University in Alpine, including the Rio Grande College with campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde.
Members of the nine-member board are John P. Hageman of Austin, chair; James A. “Jimmy” Hayley of Texas City, vice chair; Kent Adams of Beaumont; Patricia Diaz Dennis of San Antonio; Alan W. Dreeben of Schertz; Dionicio “Don” Flores of El Paso; Nancy R. Neal of Lubbock; Pollyanna A. Stephens of San Angelo; and James L. Sweatt III of DeSoto. Chancellor Lamar Urbanovsky manages the system office in Austin.