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2024 Faculty Promotions Approved by Board of Regents

March 14, 2024

Fourteen Angelo State University faculty members have had their promotions approved, effective Sept. 1, with their new ranks finalized by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents during its recent regular meeting in Wichita Falls.

Five faculty members were promoted from associate professor to professor:

Nine faculty members were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and granted tenure:

Dr. Don Topliff Dr. Don Topliff “These professors are outstanding in the three main areas of faculty performance: teaching, research and service,” said Dr. Don Topliff, ASU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “They represent the best in their profession, and they have proven their commitment to their students and the university’s Core Values. We are fortunate and proud to have these stellar faculty members to deliver our academic programs and mold current and future generations of the Ram Family.”

Promotion from associate professor to professor requires at least four years in rank and a record of continued distinguished teaching, research and service. Credentials of the candidates are reviewed by committees from their respective academic departments and colleges, as well as their department chair and dean, the provost and the president.

Promotion to associate professor and granting of tenure occur after a six-year probationary period and a record of distinguished teaching, research and service. The review process is identical to the process for promotion from associate professor to professor.

Additionally, all ASU faculty members are evaluated annually by a committee from their academic department, their department chair, the dean of their college, the provost and the president.