Trustees at San Marcos Academy include Mr. Billy Belcher ’73, Mr. Danny Dawdy, Mr. Steven Gaither, Mrs. Carol Garrison, Mr. John Harrell, Dr. Lane Lee, Mr. David McCall, Mrs. Dorothy Renfrow, Mrs. Judy Renick, Mr. Lee Skipper, Mr. David Vanderhider, and Dr. Ruth Welborn.
SMA Administrative Council
Dr. Guenther joined the San Marcos Academy staff in 2015 as Associate Academic Dean and was named Interim Dean in 2018. On August 1, 2018, he became the fifteenth President of the Academy.
A certified superintendent, principal and teacher, Dr. Guenther received his Ed.D. Degree in Education, Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB). He also holds a Master of Arts in Christian Higher Education Administration from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from UMHB. Dr. Guenther has a passion for excellence in teaching and challenging students, faculty, and staff to reach their highest potential. Additionally, he has spent more than two decades serving in church ministry in a number of roles; associate pastor, teaching pastor, worship leader, youth pastor, and elder.
Brian, his wife, Christy, and their four children have a desire to share the Gospel and live their lives as examples of living on mission.
Wiegand grew up on the hill behind SWTSU and adjacent to San Marcos Academy, on the land which is now Texas State West Campus. He graduated from SWT in 1978, and pursued a career in education and coaching. Coaching took him through Central, Southeast, and South Texas. While in South Texas he obtained his Masters of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A&I University.
In the 90’s Bob served as principal of Medina Valley High School. From 1999-2007 he was the principal at New Braunfels Canyon High School. During 2007 and 2008 he took one year away from education, working in a non-denominational ministry and consulting for school districts and businesses. Wiegand returned to education in Navarro where he led the Intermediate campus from 2008-2014. Campus teams under his direction were recognized as TEA Recognized and Exemplary campuses, Title I Part A Distinguished Performance, and State Comptroller FAST 5 Star ratings among other recognitions.
From 2014-2018 Bob ran his own small business and contracted in hurricane relief after Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. In 2018 San Marcos Academy called Wiegand to be their Academic Dean. He currently serves SMA as their Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer.