Department of Respiratory Care

Health Professions Building Room 351
T: 512.245.8243 F: 512.245.7978

Vision Statement

The vision of the Department of Respiratory Care is to produce quality graduates who meet the expectations of the communities of interest served by the program, to establish and maintain an excellent national reputation, and to be a leader in innovative educational endeavors in the profession. As a means to accomplish the vision, the respiratory care departmental goals include:

  • advancing the curriculum as national higher education and professional standards evolve,
  • maintaining accreditation by meeting new essentials set by CoARC in respiratory care and polysomnography theory & clinical practice,
  • recruiting and maintaining racial, gender, and ethnic diversity in both the faculty and students,
  • encouraging faculty to pursue professional development through participation in advanced specialty credentialing and professional continuing education,
  • encouraging faculty & students to participate in professional organizations and community service projects,
  • increasing external funding for the university, college, and department through grant activity and entrepreneurship,
  • utilizing the Texas State Sleep Center to meet the educational and research needs of the students and faculty while meeting the diagnostic and treatment needs of the Texas State campus faculty, staff and student body,
  • utilizing the Texas State Sleep Center to meet the sleep diagnostic and treatment needs of San Marcos and the surrounding region as it pertains to education and research, and
  • encourage students to purse graduate education to advance competency in areas of education, research, management, and professional specialties.

Marshall, Sam Gregory, Chair - Professor, Respiratory Care, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Petroff, Peter A, Clinical Professor, Respiratory Care, M.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago

Russian, Christopher J, Professor, Respiratory Care, Ph.D., Texas State University