Meet the Candidates

(AUSTIN) – The Advisory Search Committee appointed in January to help find the 12th president of Sul Ross State University has narrowed the field of candidates to three. The 18-member committee, appointed by Donna Williams, chairman of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, selected three finalists from a field of nearly 40 candidates identified during a national search.

The committee, which conducted in-person interviews with several candidates, is recommending the following three finalists to TSUS Chancellor Brian McCall.

William L. Kibler

William L. Kibler, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs,

Mississippi State University

Dr. Kibler has held faculty and administrative positions in Texas, Florida and Mississippi. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida, and a doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University. His wife, Pam, has worked as a teacher, counselor, community educator and volunteer.
 

Curriculum vitae
Letter of intent

SRSU Alpine Campus Meet the Candidate – June 10
Time Location Group
9:30 AM UC Espino "A" Staff Forum
11:00 AM WSB 101 Faculty Forum
2:30 PM Gallego 129 (Fishbowl) Student Forum
SRSU RGC Uvalde Campus Meet the Candidate – June 12
Time Location Group
8:00 AM RGC Room B110 Staff Forum
9:00 AM RGC Room B113 Faculty Forum
10:00 AM RGC Room B111 SWTJC & Community
   
   
William L. Kibler

H. Neil Matkin, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President,
Louisiana College and Technical CollegeSystem

Dr. Matkin has held faculty and administrative positions in Texas, Louisiana, Virginia and Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ambassador College in Pasadena, California, master’s degrees from Golden Gate University in Los Angeles and the University of Dallas, and a doctorate from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Matkin and his wife, Janyth, a native of Odessa, Texas, have been frequent visitors to the Big Bend region for nearly 30 years.

Curriculum vitae
Letter of intent

SRSU Alpine Campus Meet the Candidate – June 10
Time Location Group
9:30 AM Gallego 129 (Fishbowl) Student Forum
1:30 AM UC Espino "A" Staff Forum
2:30 PM WSB 101 Faculty Forum
SRSU RGC Uvalde Campus Meet the Candidate – June 12
Time Location Group
9:00 AM RGC Room B110 Staff Forum
10:00 AM RGC Room B113 Faculty Forum
11:00 AM RGC Room B111 SWTJC & Community

 

 

   
   
William L. Kibler

Quint C. Thurman, Ph.D.
Interim President,
Sul Ross State University

Dr. Thurman joined Sul Ross State University in 2012 as provost and vice president for academic affairs and has served as interim president since 2013. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Oklahoma, and completed a doctorate in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His wife, Caryn, is head pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Marfa.

Curriculum vitae
Letter of intent

SRSU Alpine Campus Meet the Candidate – June 10
Time Location Group
8:00 AM UC Espino "A" Staff Forum
9:30 AM WSB 101 Faculty Forum
1:30 PM Gallego 129 (Fishbowl) Student Forum
SRSU RGC Uvalde Campus Meet the Candidate – June 12
Time Location Group
9:00 AM RGC Room B111 SWTJC & Community
10:00 AM RGC Room B110 Staff Forum
11:00 AM RGC Room B113 Faculty Forum

 

 

Chancellor McCall will meet with each finalist in the coming weeks before naming a sole finalist. Additionally, faculty, staff and the community will have an opportunity to meet the finalists during public receptions scheduled June 10 on the Sul Ross State University Alpine campus and June 12 on Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College’s Uvalde campus. Times and campus locations for the public receptions will be announced in the coming days.

The Advisory Search Committee comprised a representative cross-section of faculty, staff, alumni, campus and community leaders, and representatives from the Texas State University System. Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, which has campuses in Del Rio, Uvalde and Eagle Pass, are part of the Texas State University System.

A cross section of faculty, staff, alumni, campus and community leaders, and representatives from the Texas State University System. Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, which has campuses in Del Rio, Uvalde and Eagle Pass, are part of the Texas State University System.