Honors Council

The Honors Council is comprised of faculty members from each of the ten schools/colleges at the university, along with the Honors Program Director, Honors Program Coordinator, the Associate Provost of Undergraduate and Graduate Education, and the Dean of Student Success.

The Honors Council sets the policies and outcomes for the Honors Program. It oversees all program elements, including the review of project and thesis proposals, and participates in the selection of each year's new students, determines the requirements for successful completion of the program, and sets the guidelines and restrictions for items that are approved under the Honors Point Plan.

Honors Council Members

Dr. Jakob Rinderknecht

Jakob Rinderknecht, Ph.D.

Honors Program Director | Associate Professor of Religious Studies

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Dr. Rinderknecht's Full Bio

Dr Ann David

Ann David, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Dreeben School of Education

Dr. David's Full Bio

Dr. Rheaclare Fraser-Spears

Rheaclare Fraser-Spears, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Feik School of Pharmacy

Dr. Fraser-Spears's Full Bio

Dr. Amanda Galán-Davila

Amanda Galán-Davila, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Galán-Davila's Full Bio

Dr. Ashok Khanal

Ashok Khanal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Dr. Khanal's Full Bio

Dr. Melinda Adams

Melinda Adams, Ph.D.

Professor of Fashion Management

School of Media and Design

Dr. Adams' Full Bio

Dr. Alan Jones

Alan Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

H-E-B School of Business

Dr. Jones' Full Bio

Dr. Brandon Metroka

Brandon Metroka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science | Pre-Law Advisor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Metroka's Full Bio

Dr. Lucero Martinez Delgado

Lucero Martinez Delgado, MD.

Assistant Professor of School of Nursing & Health Professions

Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Dr. Martinez Delgado's Full Bio

Dr. Mona Bains

Mona Bains, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Bains' Full Bio

María Lourdes Alarcón Fortepiani, MD, PhD, FAAO

María Lourdes Alarcón Fortepiani, MD, PhD, FAAO

Associate Professor

Rosenberg School of Optometry

Dr. Fortepiani's Full Bio

Dr. Kevin B. Vichcales

Kevin B. Vichcales, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Undergraduate & Graduate Education

Monica Ayala Jimenez

Monica Ayala Jimenez

Associate Provost for Student Success

Dean of Student Success

Jessica De La Rosa

Jessica De La Rosa

Director of Admissions

Ms. Mayte Alvarado

Mayte Alvarado

Honors Student Board President