Office: The Graduate School, Killgore Research Center, Room 104A
Dr. Spaulding was selected as a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Millennium Leadership Protégé Class of 2008. Additionally, she serves on the State-level Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Graduate Education Advisory Committee (GEAC).
Dr. Spaulding serves as the Dean of Graduate School and works collaboratively with West Texas A&M University academic deans and their colleges and schools to strengthen and expand graduate programming. The Dean of Graduate School serves as the academic leader in the following areas of graduate education: academic planning, assessment and program review, professional accreditation, and compliance with University and Texas A&M University System policies and standard operating procedures. The Dean of Graduate School supervises the Graduate School Office that oversees the following graduate student and faculty processes: admission, curriculum, degree plans, interdisciplinary programs, academic policy and procedure, suspension, probation, appeals, comprehensive exams, thesis and dissertations, graduation/commencement, marketing and recruitment, graduate scholarships and assistantships, supplemental advisement, graduate faculty membership, graduate council, and graduate advisory council. The Dean of Graduate School serves on the University Tenure and Promotion Committee, University Curriculum Committee, and serves as a member of Deans’ Council.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved Dr. Spaulding as the inaugural Vice President of Research and Compliance in 2013. As Vice President of Research and Compliance, Dr. Spaulding carries the University roles of Chief Research Officer, Research Compliance Officer, and Compliance Officer with direct oversight of multiple campus entities including: the Office of Sponsored Research Services, Texas Engineering Experimental Station (TEES), McNair Scholars Program, University Research Alliance, West Texas Evaluation and Research, WTAMU Research Office, UL/WTAMU Wind Testing Facility, Alternative Energy Institute, and Environmental Health and Safety – including Fire and Life, Research, and General safety. Additionally, she serves as the Institutional Official for the WTAMU research compliance committees, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB); Institutional Animal Care and Usage Committee; and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). She serves as the empowered official for Export Controls. Dr. Spaulding has completed and received certification as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
She has responsibility and provides leadership in multiple Texas A&M University System-Wide (TAMUS) assignments, including: TAMUS Research Compliance Officers, TAMUS Chief Research Officers Committee, TAMUS Compliance Officers, and TAMUS Graduate School Deans.