TSUS Foundation Gift Will Improve Sul Ross Lobos Athletic Facilities
May 13, 2013
Athletic facilities at Sul Ross State University’s Jackson Field will be upgraded in time for the Lobos’ first home football game, thanks to a gift from the Texas State University System Foundation. The Foundation’s Board of Directors authorized a gift to the university to pay for the construction of a new field house for the Lobos football team and the conversion of existing Jackson Field facilities to a visiting team locker room and a student weight training facility.
Governor Perry Appoints Matthew Russell Student Regent for 2013-14 Term
May 6, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Texas State University student Matthew Russell to the Texas State University System Board of Regents. Russell, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in public administration at Texas State, will serve as the board's student regent effective June 1, 2013. The student regent is a non-voting member and serves a one-year term.
Regents Approve Appointment of Kenneth R. Evans as Lamar University President
April 1, 2013
The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System has unanimously approved the appointment of Kenneth R. Evans, Ph.D., as president of Lamar University. Regents voted on Dr. Evans’ appointment during a special called meeting of the board today.
Kenneth Evans Named Sole Finalist in Lamar University Presidential Search
March 11, 2013
The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System and Chancellor Brian McCall announced today Kenneth R. Evans, Ph.D., has been named sole finalist in the Lamar University presidential search. Dr. Evans was selected following an exhaustive national search that yielded more than 70 applications and nominations.
TSUS Board of Regents Adopts Fixed-Rate Tuition Program
March 4, 2013
The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System voted today to direct the system’s four-year institutions to develop optional fixed-rate tuition plans that will provide students and parents with more predictability when paying for college. The board approved the proposal unanimously during a special called meeting held in Austin.
English Withdraws from Lamar Presidential Search
February 28, 2013
One of the four finalists selected in the search for Lamar University’s next president has withdrawn from the process, narrowing the field of candidates to three. John R. English, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, withdrew from the search for personal and professional reasons.
Four Finalists Selected in Lamar University Presidential Search
February 25, 2013
The search for Lamar University’s 15th president has produced four finalists who will visit the university’s campus next week. Following an extensive national search, an 18-member Advisory Committee has selected four individuals to move to the next stage in the search process.
TSUS Foundation Raises $275,000 for Edmund Kuempel Scholarship
February 18, 2013
The Texas State University System Foundation has raised $275,000 to support scholarships for students at all eight TSUS component institutions. The money will support a permanent scholarship fund named in honor of former Texas Representative Edmund Kuempel, who passed away in 2010.
TSUS Provides $1.8 Million for Sul Ross Scholarships
February 13, 2013
Sul Ross State University has announced the availability $75,000 in scholarships for area high school graduates and community college transfer students who are currently applying for the fall 2013 semester. Funding for the scholarships was made possible through the Texas State University System’s refinancing of construction bond debt.
TSUS Launches Online Productivity Dashboard
December 17, 2012
The Texas State University System today launched a new online application that allows students, parents, and the public to access information about the university system’s performance in key areas. While much of the data featured in the dashboard is available elsewhere, this new application provides information in a format that is easy to navigate and understand.
Texas State's Robert McLean Named Regents' Professor
November 19, 2012
Robert J.C. McLean, university professor of microbiology at Texas State University, has been named a Regents’ Professor by the Texas State University System Board of Regents. The designation honors exceptional and outstanding members of the System’s professoriate who have achieved excellence in teaching, research and publication, and community service, while demonstrating an unwavering dedication to their students, their university and their community.
TSUS Board of Regents Elects Williams Chairman, Mitchell Vice Chairman
November 16, 2012
The Texas State University System Board of Regents today elected Donna N. Williams of Arlington as chairman of the board for the 2012-13 term. Williams was elected during the board's quarterly meeting on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
Dr. Sam Monroe Recognized as Longest-Serving College/University President
August 28, 2012
Governor Rick Perry has recognized Lamar State College-Port Arthur President Sam Monroe as the longest-serving president of a Texas higher education institution. Gov. Perry presented Dr. Monroe with a certificate of recognition during a meeting in the Governor's Office last week.
Lamar University President Jimmy Simmons Announces Retirement
After more than 40 years at Lamar University, the last 14 as president, James M. “Jimmy” Simmons will be stepping down from the top spot. The process of selecting the next president of Lamar University will begin immediately as an outside search firm will conduct a nationwide search for candidates.
August 3, 2012
SRSU Rio Grande College, SWT Junior College Partner to Offer $10,000 Degrees
Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College and Southwest Texas Junior College have entered into an agreement to offer bachelor’s degrees in biology, chemistry and mathematics for $10,000. The “10K Scholars Program” was developed in response to Gov. Rick Perry’s call for low-cost degrees during the 82nd Legislative Session.
July 11, 2012
Sul Ross/SWTJC Agreement Reduces Cost of Four-Year Degree
Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College and Southwest Texas Junior College have entered into a cooperative agreement that will significantly reduce the cost of a four-year degree, and streamline the transition between institutions for students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees.
May 3, 2012
Gov. Perry Appoints Andrew Greenberg Student Regent for TSUS
Governor Rick Perry has appointed Andrew Greenberg to the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System for a one-year term as student regent. Greenberg, a political science and communication major at Lamar University, is one of 10 student regents appointed by the governor to serve as non-voting members of the governing boards of various public universities and university systems in Texas.
April 24, 2012
Texas State University Upgraded to Emerging Research University
Texas State University-San Marcos has been reclassified as an Emerging Research University by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. University officials were notified of the reclassification on Thursday, Jan. 12.
January 12, 2012