Office of the President

  • Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • May 2015 Commencement

    May 2015 Commencement

  • 2015 Staff Excellence Recipients

    2015 Staff Excellence Recipients

  • 2015 Faculty Excellence Recipients

    2015 Faculty Excellence Recipients

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 136th 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

High Potential Employee Leadership Academy 2015-2016 Cohort

Nominations due to the Office of the President by June 22, 2015.

Saturday, August 8, 2015, Commencement Schedule

9:30 a.m.
College of Business Administration
College of Education
College of Sciences

2:30 p.m.
College of Criminal Justice
College of Health Sciences
College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

General Faculty Staff Meeting

Thursday, September 3
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Payne Concert Hall

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

August 12-14, 2015
Sul Ross State University

November 12-13, 2015
Texas State University

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