Russell O. West

Russell O. West is the Director of Student Support Services and Campus Operations on a 67-acre campus with almost 600 students.  Russell oversees the Admissions Office, Athletics, Campus Security, Food Services, Health Services, Home-going Transportation, Interpreting, Occupational & Physical Therapy Services, Psychological Services, Social Work Services, Special Education Services, Student Health Services, Transportation Department, and Visually Impaired Services. He also serves as the agency liaison for deferred maintenance and construction with the Texas Facilities Commission, including 10-year Campus Master Planning.   Prior to his current role, Russell served as the Director of Student Affairs for eight years, supervising and advising residential staff and overseeing campus life activities including leadership programs, international studies, student development and student conduct and discipline.  As a tenured member of the Executive Leadership Team at TSD he has assumed leadership roles related to Advisory Groups, Crisis & Risk Management, Strategic Planning, CEASD Accreditation, and Student Enrollment Management. His additional experiences include consultant work with Educational Testing Services (ETS) and WOHL for the Texas Assessment of Sign Communication (TASC) and the Educational Resource Center on Deafness.  Prior to joining the staff at TSD, Russell worked at the 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.