Philip D. Sudman, head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, has been named the executive director of Tarleton’s Fort Worth campus, effective Jan. 1.
Sudman, who joined Tarleton in 1996, steps in as part of a change in the leadership structure. Beginning with the spring 2016 semester, Tarleton-Fort Worth will move from having three directors to one executive director to create a single point of contact and increase overall efficiency.
Of the current directors, Sundarrajan Sankar, director of business programs, returned to full-time teaching in September. Juanita Reyes, director of education programs, is now a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, and Sandi McDermott, director of health and service professions, is the new director of the university’s Midlothian campus.
As executive director, Sudman will coordinate the nearly 40 graduate and undergraduate programs offered in Fort Worth and oversee services for the more than 1,700 students currently enrolled.
“Phil Sudman’s appointment as the executive director of Tarleton Fort-Worth provides us with an experienced leader as we continue to grow our programs and prepare to construct the first building on our new campus,” said President F. Dominic Dottavio. “As an experienced faculty member and department head, he will support our efforts in providing a strong student focus and a superior student experience in Fort Worth.”
Sudman has a doctorate in zoology from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in biology from Fort Hays State University in Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Central University of Iowa.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton has been a part of the Texas A&M University System since 1917. The university also has an outreach campus in Weatherford.