UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

UT Tyler Announces QEP Director

June 23, 2021

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

Katie Stone, MEd, has been appointed the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) director, effective Sept. 1, 2021.

Katie joined UT Tyler in 2016 as the Honors Program coordinator, working with Paul Streufert, PhD, Honors Program director, and overseeing several initiatives including Freshman Book, Archer Fellowship, Honors Program Assessment, Global Quiz Night and the Lyceum. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and a Master of Education degree in college student personnel. She expects to complete her doctoral degree in human resource development in December 2021. 

As the QEP director, Katie will provide leadership for successful implementation of our QEP plan, which will focus on enhancing real-world problem-solving learning experiences. The QEP plan will be implemented in capstone-type courses within undergraduate degree programs. Katie will also work closely with the college QEP faculty leadership team and the QEP steering committee, which consists of all stakeholders including alumni and community leaders. 

A QEP pilot will be implemented in fall 2021 when UT Tyler will present its QEP proposal for submission to SACSCOC as part of the decennial reaffirmation process. This process precedes the on-site reaffirmation committee visit in March 2022.