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New Student Convocation Committee

Dr. Ronald Brown, Dean, University College, Co-Chair (T)
Mr. Terence Parker, Assistant Director, Retention Management, Co-Chair (T) 

Ms. Kathryn Arnold, Coordinator, Student and Young Alumni Relations
Ms. Jeania Brandon, Chartwells (R)
Ms. Holly Hirsch, Director, Special Projects (T)
Ms. Amanda Martindale, Student Development Specialist II, LBJ Student Center
Mr. Charlie Salas, Associate Director, LBJ Student Center
Ms. Jennifer Scharlach, Assistant Professor of Practice, Journalism and Mass Communication (T)
To Be Named, Assistant Dean, University College (T)
To Be Named, Associate Director, LBJ Student Center (T)
To Be Named, Assistant Director, Athletic Facilities, Athletics (T)

Student Members:
Mr. Corey Benbow, Representative, Student Government
Ms. Jules Perrodin, Representative, Student Government
To Be Named, Representative, Paws Preview
To Be Named, Representative, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council

Coordinates the New Student Convocation for incoming new students in the fall before classes begin.  Helps new students in the transition process to Texas State and establishes the basic foundation of support as students strive to graduate from Texas State.  Other goals of the program include the celebration of the arrival of a new class of Bobcats, the establishment of a class identity, and giving students who did not participate in summer orientation an opportunity to feel a special part of Texas State.