Search Committee Named for Angelo State University President

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance named a search committee today (May 29) to assist in finding the next president of Angelo State University.

“We have an outstanding group of individuals who have been selected to serve on this committee,” Hance said. “Their efforts will be vital in helping us select a new president for Angelo State, and I am confident this search will yield the most qualified candidates in the nation.”

The eight-member committee is chaired by Mickey L. Long, vice chairman of the Board of Regents and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Carr Scholarship Foundation. Long, a 1976 graduate of Angelo State, is president of Westex/WLP Well Service.

“As an alumnus of Angelo State, it is an honor to lead this committee,” Long said. “Angelo State is an evolving university, and we are determined to find the best leader who will continue the institution’s tradition of excellence and vision for the future.”

The committee will help identify potential candidates, assist with initial screenings of candidates and ensure that their respective constituency groups are kept up-to-date on the progress of the search. Candidate recommendations will be forwarded on to the chancellor. The final selection will be made by the chancellor, who will seek confirmation of his choice by the Board of Regents.

Other members of the search committee are:

• Leslie M. Mayrand, Ph.D., RN, CNS – dean of the College of Health & Human Services and professor of Nursing, Angelo State University; San Angelo

• Nancy Neal – chairman, Academic, Clinical & Student Affairs Committee, Board of Regents, Texas Tech University System; Lubbock

• Alvin New – mayor, City of San Angelo; former CEO of Town & Country Food Stores; Angelo State University alumnus (’85); San Angelo

• John D. Steinmetz – vice chairman, Board of Trustees, Carr Scholarship Foundation; member, Board of Regents, Texas Tech University System; Lubbock

• David J. Tarver, Ed.D. – professor of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, Angelo State University; former president, Faculty Senate, Angelo State University; San Angelo

• Jorge Velarde – vice president and CFO, Multi-Chem (a San Angelo-based leader in the energy production chemical industry); San Angelo

• Suzanne Williams Taylor (Ex Officio member) – student regent, Board of Regents, Texas Tech University System; third-year law student and former student government association president, Texas Tech University; Arlington

Joseph Rallo, Ph.D., who recently was announced as vice chancellor of academic affairs at the Texas Tech University System, will remain president of Angelo State until a replacement is named. A search consultant will be retained to assist with the search committee.

Angelo State was founded in 1928 and is located in San Angelo. The institution enrolls more than 7,000 students and offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 100 majors and concentrations. Angelo State has five colleges and has been consistently recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the “Best Colleges” in the nation.

CONTACT: Robert Giovannetti, associate vice chancellor, Office of Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University System, (806) 742-0057,