Meet the Team

Meet the Comprehensive Master Planning Team

TJC Master Planning Committee

The Master Planning Committee will meet with the consultant team throughout the process to help guide the process and ensure the plan is accurately capturing the wishes, wants, and needs of campus users and stakeholders.

Committee Members:

  • Sarah Van Cleef - CFO and Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs
  • Deana Sheppard - Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Kim Lessner - COO and Vice President for Operations
  • Mitch Andrews - Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Jim Pulliam- Chief Information Officer
  • Terry Peterman - Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Workforce Programs
  • Tim Drain - Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Loretta Swan - Dean, Professional and Technical Programs
  • Carol Hutson - Executive Director, Business Services
  • Mark Gartman - Director, Facilities and Construction
  • David Liner - Director, Institutional Safety and Emergency Management
  • Michael Seale - Campus Police Chief
  • Stephanie Lassanske - Professor, Social Work/Sociology
  • Jeremy Singleton - Student Representative
  • Samantha McGrew - Student Representative

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Juan Mejia - President and CEO
  • Kevin Fowler - Executive Director for Human Resources, Chief HR Officer
  • Peggy Smith - First Vice President, TJC Board of Trustees
  • David Hudson - Second Vice President, TJC Board of Trustees
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Consultant Team

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Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Plan Development Lead

Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) is an engineering, urban planning and architecture firm offering a wide range of services to public sector clients for more than 125 years. FNI focuses on providing innovative approaches, practical results and outstanding services to our clients. As a full-service consulting firm, we offer hundreds of specialty services. We take a holistic view of our clients' challenges, providing tailored, advanced solutions and delivering exemplary plans, designs and codes.

We have deep roots in higher education, with decades of experience working with Texas colleges and universities to position their facilities and infrastructure for growth, sustainability and resiliency. Our full-service, multi-discipline consulting firm offers experience gleaned from more than 200 projects delivered to more than 45 higher education institutions to date.

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Facility Programming and Consulting

Demographics, Utilization and Enrollment

Facility Programming and Consulting was founded in 1992 to respond to architectural problem definition and planning needs. The firm has programmed more than 1,500 projects in 47 states and 14 countries, with proven expertise in pre-project planning for facilities worldwide, totaling more than $20 billion.

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Technology Assessment

NV5 Engineering and Technology (NV5) provides engineering, technology and acoustic consulting services to public and private owners from offices nationwide.  NV5 offers a single point of contact for a broad range of converged disciplines including Audiovisual, IT/Telecom, Security, Acoustics and Specialty Lighting. This consolidated approach streamlines interdisciplinary alignment and project delivery, resulting in improved team communication and coordination. When combined with their intrinsic understanding of how systems, spaces and pedagogies interact, they are able to work alongside higher education owners to deliver better-designed facilities for learning, communication and collaboration.

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Project Cost Resources, Inc.

Cost Estimating

Project Cost Resources, Inc. is a cost management firm established in 1994, providing quality project controls including cost estimating, scheduling and other related services to architects, engineers, owners, developers and government agencies during all phases of project development including planning, design and construction.