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May TXST Quarterly Team Award Winners

May 2021 - SACSCOC Technical Support Team

SACSCOC Technical Support Team

The May Texas State Quarterly Team Award was presented to the SACSCOC Technical Support Team.

The team members include: Beth Wuest, Jen Aguirre, Jeff Snider, Lisa Apostolo, Jospeh Fuller, Kevin Huffaker, Eli Soto, Andrea Alvarado, Michael Baker, Marina Walton, Chad Willis, Patrick Ryan, Curtis Crow, Kevin McCarty, Chris Lehman, Ray Wilson, and Whitten Smart.

Every ten years, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) conducts institutional reviews to reaffirm the accreditation of universities and colleges across the region. This conference is of significant interest to Texas State University’s continued success as the Rising Star of Texas. However, like many of our institution’s functions and services, the SACSCOC conference had to be conducted primarily online this year due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. The SACSCOC Technical Support Team undertook the tremendous task of transitioning the conference into an online setting, coordinating with staff, faculty, and over 100 students to develop and test a virtual conference with over 24 breakout sessions.

In addition to the countless hours and the 26 practice sessions that they spent planning and organizing the conference, the Technical Support Team provided on-site and online technical assistance and support to presenters and conference-goers, and creatively utilized technology to showcase Texas State’s campus, traditions, and programs.

The Technical Support Team combined technical experience, professional conduct, and a strong commitment to Texas State’s continued success to create a welcoming and seamless experience which allowed conference-goers to focus on the topics necessary to review the institution’s accreditation.