Administrative Burdens Task Force

President Damphousse at podium

“Reducing the administrative burden on our campuses is one of the top priorities of my presidency. Reducing excessive and unnecessary administrative burden is a critical next step to improving faculty and staff morale, enhancing student success, and becoming a Research 1 (R1) university. Thus, I have established the Texas State Administrative Burdens Task Force.” – Dr. Kelly Damphousse


Through listening sessions, surveys, online submissions, and other solicitation methods, the Administrative Burdens Task Force will gather ideas that address administrative “burdens” and identify opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce the time required to complete administrative processes. The Task Force will submit a full report to President’s Cabinet recommending, in order of priority, ways to reduce administrative inefficiencies and strengthen administrative processes throughout the university, including the cost and effort related to implementation.


President Damphousse notified the task force members of their charge on September 22, 2022. Task Force Chair VPIT Ken Pierce has been asked to submit the group’s final report by January 9, 2023.

Administrative Burdens Task Force Members

1. Ken Pierce, Vice President for Information Technology (Chair)
2. Nicole Anable, Director, University Advancement
3. Alicia Barthel, Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
4. Carole Clerie, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
5. Bryan Dean, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Athletics Business Office
6. John Fleming, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication
7. Dittmar Hahn, Chair of the Department of Biology
8. Bobby Mason, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Compliance and Ethics, and Chief Compliance Officer
9. Brandi Martinez, Chair of Staff Council
10. Bill Mattera, Senior Director for the Department of Housing and Residential Life
11. Stacey Rodriguez, Executive Assistant, Office of the Provost
12. Alexis Stokes, Associate Professor, McCoy College of Business
13. Britney Webb, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Health & Human Performance