Athletic Council

Charge: The Athletics Council is charged with advising the President of Lamar University and the Director of Athletics on matters related to intercollegiate athletics.  The Council serves as an advocate for student-athletes to promote academic achievement, well-being, and a positive student-athlete experience to become contributing members within their communities.

Membership & Reporting: The FAR is appointed by the President of Lamar University and the remaining Council membership is composed of 20 of the following individuals voted on by other entities across campus: Voting Members (15 of the 20), 1 NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (Chair), 10 faculty, 2 students, 2 administration representatives. 5 Ex-Officio, Non-voting Members. A call for interest in serving on the Athletics Advisory Board will periodically go out to the campus community in an effort to identify a diverse representation of the university community.  Each faculty and administrative representative will serve a three–year term. Student representation will be appointed by the Vice President of Student Affairs.  

Committee Members

Ginger Gummelt (Deans Council/Arts and Sciences), Chair Appointed by President
Freddie Titus (Interim VP for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations) Ex Officio
Jeff O'Malley (Athletic Director) Ex Officio
Andrew McMahan (Band) Ex Officio
Eric Shannon (Music) Ex Officio
Helene Thill (SWA) Ex Officio
Jeffrey Spoeri (University Advancement) FALL 2022-SUM 2025
PJ Couch (Faculty At-large) FALL 2020-SUM 2023
Dan French (Academic Council) FALL 2020-SUM 2023
Jill Killough (Faculty At-large) FALL 2020-SUM 2023
John McCullough (Faculty Senate) FALL 2020-SUM 2023
Sommer Shackelford (Arts and Sciences) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
Robert Worley (Arts and Sciences) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
David Rose (Business) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
Neil Faulk (Education & Human Development) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
James Henry (Engineering) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
Stephan Malick (Fine Arts and Communications) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
Alyse Jordan (Library) FALL 2024-SUM 2027
Shannon Jordan (CID) FALL 2023-SUM 2026
Jonah Smith (SGA President)  FALL 2023-SPR 2024
Ashton Burch (SGA Justice) FALL 2023-SPR 2024