Office of the President


Welcome to Sam Houston State University!

Photograph of SHSU President, Dana G. HoytI am truly honored to be the President of Sam Houston State University. Our University is entering its 135th year of service, so we have a long and well-established history of providing premier higher education in the state of Texas.

Sam Houston State University offers a wide range of high quality undergraduate, masters level and doctorate programs that can fit the need of virtually any student.

To better support the academic mission and the social life of students on our campus we have completed, or have under way almost $300 million in campus construction. The newest buildings on campus are the Old Main Market fresh foods dining facility and the Lone Star Hall, our newest residence hall. Additionally our University Camp, a 345 acre recreational area located just north of Huntsville was completed spring 2014.

I encourage you to visit Sam Houston State University by scheduling a campus tour through the Visitor Center.

Performance Report

2012 SHSU Economic Impact Presentation
SHSU Economic Impact Booklet

2014 - 2015 President & Provost Roundtable Discussions

All discussions will be held in the Lowman Student Center, Room 320 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - "Creative Confidence" - Handout

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015

President's Speaker Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Former U.S. Secretary of State, James A. Baker, III
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Annual Fall Festival

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gibbs Ranch

Texas State University System (TSUS) Quarterly Board of Regents Meetings

August 28-29, 2014
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center - Austin, Texas
November 6-7, 2014
Lamar University
February 19-20, 2015
The Texas State University System - Austin
May 21-22, 2015
Sam Houston State University 
August 13-14, 2015
Sul Ross State University
November 12-13, 2015
Texas State University

2014-2015 President's Circle Meetings

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday, April 18, 2015

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