College of Criminal Justice Graduates 250+

Two online Master's students, David Stovall and Adam Brown, share a moment with Dr. Gaylene Armstrong.
Two online Master's students, David Stovall and Adam Brown, share a moment with Dr. Gaylene Armstrong.

The College of Criminal Justice awarded one new Ph.D. degree, 29 Master’s degrees and nearly 230 Bachelor’s degrees during Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14.

Chi-Fang Lily Tsai was the latest Ph.D. alumnus added to the College. Her dissertation was entitled “Civil Liability for Inefficacious Correctional Medical Care.” Her dissertation chair was Dr. Michael S. Vaughn, with committee members Drs. Phillip Lyons and Jurg Gerber. Tsai is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland.

The Class of 2012 from the College of Criminal Justice.
“Today is a day you will always remember,” Dr. Vincent Webb, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice, said in a message to graduates. “I salute you and recognize you for your efforts that led to achieving this important milestone.”

The Commencement Speaker was David Brady, a Sam Houston State University alumnus who is the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Advancement for the Houston Zoo. He also served as the stadium voice (P.A. Announcer) for the Houston Texans.

As the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of the Houston Zoo, Brady oversees Marketing, Public Relations, Interactive Marketing, Graphic Design, Membership, Group Sales and Special Events. The zoo recently reached annual attendance of more than two million guests, with more than 46,000 member households.

Guest speaker David Brady.
Guest speaker David Brady.
Prior to the zoo, Brady had a 20-year career in Sports Marketing and Broadcasting, most recently with the Houston Texans where he secured and managed major events at Reliant Stadium, such as college football games, concerts, soccer matches and other entertainment events. Among the events held during his tenure are the U.S. vs. Mexico soccer match, which generated the highest revenue of any soccer match in U.S. history, and the creation of the Texas Bowls, currently known as The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.

Brady serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Channelview ISD Education Foundation and as a member of the Center for Houston’s Future. He previously served on the Board of Directors or Committee for The Texas Bowl, NCAA Final Four, Gold Cup and Greater Houston YMCA.

Brady earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis in radio and television from Sam Houston State University in 1989.

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