CENTER LEADERSHIP

The SPTC is governed by the center director and associate directors representing member consortium institutions. 

 
    D     avid Hall    Louisiana Tech   Associate Director   Email Dr. Hall

David Hall
Louisiana Tech
Associate Director
Email Dr. Hall

   Kevin Hall    University of Arkansas Associate Director   Email Dr. Hall   

Kevin Hall
University of Arkansas
Associate Director

Email Dr. Hall
 

   Darlington "Chongo" Mundende    Langston University Associate Director   Email Mr. Mundende

Darlington "Chongo" Mundende
Langston University
Associate Director

Email Mr. Mundende

   Gerald Miller    University of Oklahoma   Associate Director   Email Dr. Miller

Gerald Miller
University of Oklahoma
Associate Director
Email Dr. Miller

 
 
   Soheil Nazarian    Univ. of Texas El Paso Associate Director   Email Dr. Nazarian   

Soheil Nazarian
Univ. of Texas El Paso
Associate Director

Email Dr. Nazarian
 

   Sanjaya Senadheera    Texas Tech University Associate Director   Email Dr. Senadheera   

Sanjaya Senadheera
Texas Tech University
Associate Director

Email Dr. Senadheera
 

   Rafiqul Tarefder    University of New Mexico Associate Director   Email Dr. Tarefder

Rafiqul Tarefder
University of New Mexico
Associate Director

Email Dr. Tarefder

   Kelvin Wang    Oklahoma State Univ.   Associate Director   Email Dr. Wang

Kelvin Wang
Oklahoma State Univ.
Associate Director
Email Dr. Wang

   Musharraf Zaman    University of Oklahoma SPTC Director   Email Dr. Zaman

Musharraf Zaman
University of Oklahoma
SPTC Director

Email Dr. Zaman

 

The SPTC is run in an open, efficient and collegial manner where each key member of the Center understands his/her role, maintains a high degree of accountability and professionalism, and helps meet the Center’s goals and objectives in a timely manner. The Center Director represents the Center and/or the UTC Program at external meetings, participates in up to two annual meetings convened by US DOT with the directors of all UTCs, and works closely with the Associate Directors, the Advisory Board and others to ensure distributed and timely flow of information and coordination.

Each Associate Director - David Hall (LATECH), Kevin Hall (UARK), Randy Machemehl (UT Austin), Marshan Marick (LU), Gerald Miller (OU), Soheil Nazarian (UTEP), and Sanjaya Senadheera (TTU), Rafiqul Tarefder (UNM), Kelvin Wang (OSU) are responsible for the implementation of the SPTC mission and goals at the institution level, including daily center operations, successful project execution, financial management, public relations and adherence to reporting requirements. The existing infrastructure (staff, administrative structure) at member institutions is a great resource in this regard. Communication and cooperation are central to SPTC’s mode of operation. Regular conference calls among the core leadership and the online project management tool, Basecamp, are used to ensure continuous engagement and seamless operation. An annual leadership retreat is held at a central location to discuss performance, changes needed, challenges, opportunities and future directions.