Russell O. West is the Director of Support Operations, a 67-acres campus with almost 600 students. Russell oversees Athletics, Food Services, Home-going Transportation, Interpreting, Risk Management & Security, Student Health Services, and Transportation. He also serves as the agency liaison for deferred maintenance and construction with Texas Facilities Commission, including master planning. Prior to his current role, Russell served as the Director of Student Life and subsequently Director of Student Affairs overseeing Athletics, Interpreting Services, Residential Services, Student Development, and Student Health Services. Russell has worked in the field of Student Development for 18 years; 14 of those at the Texas School for the Deaf. As a tenured member of the Executive Leadership Team at TSD he has assumed leadership roles related to Strategic Planning, CEASD Accreditation, and Advisory groups. Additional experience includes consultant work with Educational Testing Service (ETS) and WOHL Communication Services for the Texas Assessment of Sign Communication (TASC) and the Educational Resource Center on Deafness. Prior to TSD Russell worked at Model Secondary School for the Deaf and California School for the Deaf - Fremont. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Texas State University - San Marcos.