Latest News from Sul Ross July 9, 2014

KIBLER CONFIRMED AS 12TH PRESIDENT

BOARD OF REGENTS CONFIRMS DR. WILLIAM KIBLER AS SUL ROSS PRESIDENT
     (AUSTIN) – The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System confirmed the appointment of Dr. William L. Kibler as the 12th President of Sul Ross State University. The vote occurred during a special called meeting of the board today (Wednesday, July 9).
    Kibler comes to Sul Ross from Mississippi State University, where he served as vice president for student affairs, overseeing the university’s enrollment, admissions, financial aid, housing and other student-centered programs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Florida. He later attended Texas A&M University, where he earned a Ph.D. in educational administration.
    He and his wife, Pamela Kibler, are expected to arrive in Alpine by Aug. 15.
    Kibler was named the sole finalist for the Sul Ross presidency on June 16 by Chancellor Brian McCall. By law, a candidate for president of a public college or university must remain the sole finalist for 21 days before a governing board can confirm the appointment.
    He was selected from a field of nearly 40 candidates who applied or were nominated for the position.
    Kibler brings nearly 40 years’ experience in higher education. He spent four years at the University of Florida as assistant to the Dean of Students and later as assistant dean. He moved to Texas A&M in 1980 where he spent 24 years in ascending Student Affairs positions, the last two as Vice President. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from A&M in 1991. He has spent the past 10 years at Mississippi State.
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MUSEUM HOSTS JULY 18 RECEPTION FOR CHILDREN’S ART, BERYL RICE EXHIBITION
    Selected works from the summer children’s art camp and the Beryl Rice collection will be featured at an opening reception Friday, July 18 at the Museum of the Big Bend on the Sul Ross State University campus.
    The reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There is no charge and the public is welcome.
    Through a generous donation to the Children’s Education Program at the Museum of the Big Bend, over 120 children are attending summer Art Camp. The theme of the art camp, “A Beautiful Mess,” was inspired by the current exhibition, BERYL.
    BERYL features works of native art, sculpture, ceramic tile, monotypes and stitchery from the Beryl Lowe Rice Collection and is on display through Aug. 31.
    The Museum of the Big Bend is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free and donations are welcome.
    For more information, visit www.museumofthebigbend.com or call (432) 837-8143.
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