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2012 News Releases

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
August 3, 2012
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.

SRSU Rio Grande College, SWT Junior College Partner to Offer $10,000 Degrees
July 11, 2012
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.

Sul Ross/SWTJC Agreement Reduces Cost of Four-Year Degree
May 3, 2012
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.

Gov. Perry Appoints Andrew Greenberg Student Regent for TSUS
April 24, 2012
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.

Texas State University Upgraded to Emerging Research University
January 12, 2012
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.