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President's Cabinet meeting minutes

Identifier: 21.210-PresCoun

Scope and Contents

This collection contains minutes from the President's Cabinet. The purpose of the President's Cabinet is to discuss significant issues and concerns in order to advise the University President. This council has gone through two name changes. It started as the College/University Policy Council, switched to the Executive Council around 1971, and then became the President's Cabinet in 1989. Materials are born digital from 2009-2021. Arranged chronologically with gaps from 1969 September to 1971 August and 2000 to 2009 June.


  • 1967-2021


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives.

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Historical note

Presidential Councils as of 2021 include:
Athletic Advisory Council (Athletics), recommends to the Athletic Director policies and programs for intercollegiate athletics at Texas State University, including activities related to emphasizing the importance of rules compliance. Council meets as needed and members serve one-year terms which may be renewed.
Campus Information Resource Advisory Council (VPIT), oversees campus-wide information technology (IT) planning, assessment, and related IT policy development activities for both academic and central administrative information services. Advises the President and Vice President for Information Technology on appropriate planning priorities and resource allocations that would target successful implementation of the campus' IT strategic plan.
Council for Inclusive Excellence (VPUAdm), advisory group to the university President consisting of representatives of key constituent groups throughout the university. The Council will evaluate and offer feedback and recommendations on institutional-level issues related to justice, equity and diversity, including the development of strategies for fostering an inclusive learning, research, and work environment. The Council is expected to meet regularly throughout the year and the membership of the Council will promote the elevation and education of just practices throughout classrooms, campuses, and communities.
Enterprise Systems Coordinating Council (VPIT), recommends or establishes processes for decision-making necessary to sustain the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process, including setting university priorities and allocating resources for major enterprise systems. Oversees training for individuals involved in SDLC project activities. Advises the Vice President for Information Technology on policy impacting major enterprise systems at the university.
Honor Code Council (Provost/VPAA), comprised of trained faculty and student members who hear cases of alleged academic dishonesty. The Honor Code Council will consider evidence offered by both the faculty member and the student through a hearing. It will then render its recommendation to the dean of the college where the alleged Honor Code violation occurred. In some instances, cases may be referred to the Dean of Students Office for further disciplinary review. Faculty Senate appoints faculty members as needed, and Student Government appoints student members as needed.
President's Council for Women in Higher Education (VPFSS), reviews the climate for women on campus and makes recommendations to the President. Works to close the gaps between the numbers of male and female faculty members at every tenure-track rank; develops a university-wide plan to enable women to compete successfully for senior administrative positions.
Professional Development Advisory Council (VPFSS), serves to encourage collaboration among the teaching, training, and development entities on campus and division representatives in order to coordinate the lifelong learning opportunities for faculty and staff.
Staff Council (VPUAdm), recommends university-wide policy on staff issues to the President. Serves as a reviewer on staff-related University Policy and Procedure Statements. Promotes and enhances the status of the staff on a university-wide basis. Ensures the effective contribution of staff expertise toward university goals.
The President's Cabinet, provides information to the President on significant issues, concerns, and activities. Serves as the primary advisory group to the President.


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Meeting mintues of the President's Cabinet, one of nine Presidential Councils as of 2021. The purpose of the President's Cabinet is to discuss significant issues and concerns in order to advise the University President.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials transferred on a rolling basis by University Administration.

Related Materials

See also Texas State University--San Marcos, University Council records (31.200.UC) University Council was intended to provide a broad forum for discussing major issues affecting the University and to serve as an advisory board to the President and to the President’s Cabinet. It was started in 1992 and disbanded in 2014.

Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs records (31.1001) contains President's Cabinet meeting information from 2007-2019.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 July: Revised, born digital materials added, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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