Robert "Bob" Cullins
Sul Ross State University
Bob Cullins received two associate degrees from Tyler Jr. College, the AAE in 1968 and the AAS in 1977. He received both his Bachelor of Science with a major in Industrial Technology in 1970, and his Master of Education with a major in student personnel services in 1974, from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He began his career in "the business" there at Northwestern in 1970 as Assistant Director of Housing, Instructor of Industrial Education, and later, coordinator of Veterans Affairs. In 1975 he became Assistant to the Dean of Admissions at Tyler Junior College and then moved up through the ranks to Director of Institutional Studies and Reports, and later Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. In 1987 he became Registrar. In 1990, Bob became the Director of Admissions and Records and Westark Community College in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he remained for four years. He couldn't wait to get back to Texas, so in August 1994 he became Dean of Admissions and Records at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas; serving also later as Registrar and Executive Director of the Center for Enrollment Services, and then finished up his career in 2011 as Registrar.
Bob has been a strong supporter of all things TACRAO, having served as moderator, recorder, facilitator and presenter of numerous sessions over the years, as well as service on the following committees: Legislative Issues, Communications, Data Collection, Honorary Memberships and Awards, Management, Organization and Professional Development, Publications and Undergraduate Admissions. He has been a vocal contributor to the TACRAO Listserve, and believes that Jane Caldwell is glad that he has retired, so that he cannot harass her in her CB residency/waiver/and exemption sessions.
Bob has been married to his wife Melinda for 22 years. She serves as the Banner Student System Specialist at Sul Ross State University. They have two sons, Carlton and Luke, who both reside in Austin.
He now enjoys spending his retirement time on the ranch, enjoying beautiful scenery and wildlife.
A former co-worker described Bob as respected because he "knew his stuff and was very forthcoming." "He was committed to the university and the best interest of the students." On a personal note, I have to say that I have grown to love and appreciate Bob's humorous and frank responses when asked opinions on state requirements, CB reports, or legislation. When I first became Registrar, he was one person who took the time to explain reporting set-ups both in SIS-Plus, and then later when we converted to Banner.
We will never forget what Bob Cullins has meant to the TACRAO Organization. It is my great honor on the behalf of the Honorary Membership and Awards Committee, to bestow Honorary Membership to my friend, Bob.