About the South-Central Section

GSA South-Central Section

The South-Central Section was established by the Council of the Geological Society of America in 1966. Please explore the links at right and below to learn more about the benefits we offer our Section members.


2018-2019 Section Officers

3 Members — Terms: Chair – 1 year, Vice-Chair – 1 year, Secretary-Treasurer – 3 years


Michael DeAngelis
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Vice Chair:

Matthew Kirk
Kansas State University

First year of a
second term

Wm. Jay Sims
University of Arkansas-Little Rock
+1-501-371-7613 (direct)

Management Board
Includes the section officers, officers-elect, and a sufficient number of members-at-large to ensure that each state in the Section is represented on the board. The officers-elect shall become members of the board upon their election and the retiring officers shall continue as members until one week after the beginning of the next year's meeting. Members of the Council of the Society having their membership in the Section are voting members of the section board.

Past Chair:

Benjamin E. Surpless
Trinity University


Stephen Boss, Todd Halihan, Antony (Tony) N. Giles, Jonathan B. Sumrall, Wendi J. Williams

GSA Councilors:


Membership 2,219 voting members of the Section as of September 2018.


In the United States:

The states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana*, Oklahoma, and Texas.

In Mexico:

The states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz.

*Note: In 1997, Louisiana's affiliation changed from the Southeastern to the South-Central Section.