LSC Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Track Session I

LSC Theater

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Osteopathic Medicine

Speaker: President Dana Hoyt & Dean Charles Henley

President Hoyt discusses the future of Osteopathic Medicine at SHSU with incoming Dean Charles Henley.


LSC Ballroom

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Track Session II & III

GPAC - Recital Hall

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Legislative Opportunities

Mike Yawn

Mike Yawn and SHSU students are leveraging major opportunites here at home and in our nation's capital.

GPAC Theatre

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dance Performance

Noble Dance Co.

SHSU's dance program is making a major impact locally and on network television. Take a peak behind the curtain and enjoy a sample of this year's "Spectrum".

Venue Info

Lowman Student Center

Lowman Student Center
    1802 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340

Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Lowman Student Center
     815 17th Street, Huntsville, TX 77340

More about Founders Day

On April 21, 1879, Governor Oran M. Roberts signed the legislation that created what is now Sam Houston State University. Founder’s Day celebrates that occasion with sessions that are newsworthy, fun, and that provide stimulating discussions on relevant, thought-provoking topics. Join us for a day of honoring the past, while discussing the exciting new developments that will determine the future of SHSU.

Last Year's Videos

  • Stanley Kelley: Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology

  • Doctorate Level of Education Discussion

  • Jaimie L. Hebert: New Campus Buildings

  • James F. Gartner: Old Campus Buildings

  • Simone Camel: Research

  • Bill Angrove: SHSU Online

  • Stacey L. Edmonson: Thoughts on Life

For more information contact the SHSU Alumni Association at
or by calling 800.283.7478