In his role as academic administrator, Andrew Stefl is the liaison between the academic departments and the Office of the Registrar. Â He receives new course requests and ensures accuracy and completeness before forwarding to the School Course Review Committee (SCRC). Â Andrew also receives, reviews, and approves course changes on a semi-annual basis and is the point person for summer session courses and scheduling. Â He is responsible for space utilization within the School of Humanities and approves requests for groups wanting to use the deanâ€™s conference room, the Jamail Courtyard (aka the Deanâ€™s Courtyard), and the Humanities Building foyer. Â Andrew continues his role as sssistant to the dean by managing meeting requests for Dean Shumway and coordinating the Humanities Advisory Board meetings.
When not at Rice, Andrew enjoys traveling abroad and has visited Germany, Austria (ask about his familyâ€™s department store), Czech Republic, Argentina, Uruguay, Honduras, and Belize. Â He enjoys, but does not necessarily excel at, PS4 video games which is surprising given that heâ€™s a self-described computer nerd. Â His hobbies at the moment include exploring virtual reality technology, collecting fondue pots (you can never have enough!) and doing counted cross-stitch, from which he has created a full-sized Monopoly game board and is currently working on a Victorian Christmas triptych.