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.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015

December 2014 Commencement Schedule

Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m. - Senator Kirk Watson, Speaker
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Sciences

Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m. - Kyle Lehne, Speaker
College of Business Administration

Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m. - Carlos Rainer, Speaker
College of Education
College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication

Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m. - Carlos Rainer, Speaker
College of Criminal Justice
College of Health Sciences

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

February 19-20, 2015
The Texas State University System - Austin

May 21-22, 2015
Sam Houston State University

August 12-14, 2015
Sul Ross State University

November 12-13, 2015
Texas State University

2014 - 2015 President's Circle Meetings

Saturday, April 18, 2015


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