Welcome to Sam Houston Press & Copy Center. We are here to assist you in all of your printing and copying needs. We have been serving the University community for over 36 years and as our mission statement declares, "we are here to serve the administration, faculty, staff, and students of Sam Houston State University by offering an in-house printing facility and copy center and by providing quality printing at an economical price and with an efficient timeline." Student organizations are also welcome to use our services. My staff is dedicated to providing year-round service for the University community. We offer black/white and color copying, binding, fax and printing services from simple one-color printed pieces to multi-color brochures and books on a variety of paper stocks.

If we can assist you with any of your printing needs or if you'd like to arrange a tour of our facility, please contact us. Thanks for allowing us to produce your printing and copying needs.

Robert "Bob" Lefebvre
(936) 294-1855

Bob graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1973 with a major in printing management. As a junior, he began working for The Huntsville Item, and upon receiving his degree became production manager, a job he held for 5 years. Bob moved to College Station in 1978, where for 9 years he managed Texas A&M University's in-house printing and copying facility. Afterwards, he created a printing company in Austin, which he owned and operated for 14 years. Briefly, before returning to SHSU, Bob worked in sales at Lithoprint in Austin, and at Champagne Printing (Cenveo) in Houston. He and his wife, Julie, have a daughter Renee, who is married and living in Round Rock and their son Eric is currently in the Coast Guard.

Administrative Technician
(936) 294-1855

Lori was born and raised in Huntsville.  She graduated from SHSU in August '99   with a  BA in General Business Administration.  She moved to Houston where she worked as a customer service representative for about 2 years before getting married.  She then returned to Huntsville where she began working for M&M Designs, Inc. as a customer service representative.  During her 4 years of employment she worked with many well known companies before being transferred into a newly developed sampling and testing department.  Here she would test many different fabrics for heat transfer applications/wash test.  Later, she took on the important task of color approvals.  On December 1, 2005, Lori joined the SH Press & Copy Center as an Administrative Technician.  Lori enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with her 2 dogs (a Siberian Husky - Lakota & a Black Lab - Mindy), going motorcycle riding with her husband, and watching sports (especially the ASTROS & Dallas Cowboys!!!)

Pre-Press Technician

Jessica graduated from The Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration.  She moved back to Huntsville after graduation to be closer to her family.  In October 2004, she became a member of the Sam Houston Press staff.  Jessica currently lives in a little blue house in the woods with her husband Steve and their 2 pugs Sonic and Sony and their third fuzzy child Sambuca who was found in a gutter.  She enjoys drawing, reading, gardening, playing poker, going on hikes, kayaking, hanging out with her very few friends, watching movies, doing yoga, eating, learning new things, camping, backpacking, and snuggling with her dogs. 

John R. "Rick" Carpenter, Jr.
Electronic Pre-Press/Graphics
(936) 294-1858

Rick was born in Virginia in 1960, and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, where he graduated from Columbia High School. In 1978, he left to attend Sam Houston State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Printing Management degree in 1982. He married the former Denise Ann Denson of Houston, Texas in August 1982. Denise also graduated from SHSU in 1982, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Rick took a job at Sam Houston Press & Copy Center, then known as Graphic Arts Production, in the Bindery department in 1984, moving into the Pre-Press department in 1986 where he has worked since. Denise has been teaching at Huntsville ISD since 2000.  First at the Alternative School since August 2000 and at the high school since 2008. They have two children.  Sean Patrick Carpenter, graduated from Texas Tech in 2009 and Kerri Ann Carpenter, anticipated graduation from SHSU in 2010.

Mike Kelly
Press Operator
(936) 294-1859

Mike is originally from Dallas, Texas. He began his career with the Press in 1996 and has 20 years experience in small press printing. He majored in business and minored in art while attending school in Tyler. Mike's hobbies include fishing and talking about it!

Tim Tyler
Press Operator
(936) 294-1859

Tim has 2 children and resides in Weldon. He was raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas with 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He graduated from Magnolia ISD in 1977 and pursued a career in the steel industry. Tim then went into the oil business before coming to SHSU in 1989. His interests and hobbies include bow hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, camping, and just about anything to do with the "outdoors". Tim's retirement plans are to eventually build a cabin in the mountains and live off of the land.

Janis Lawrence
Copy Center Operator
(936) 294-1974

Janis has 25 years experience in the printing industry, almost 24 of which have been here at SHSU. She is responsible for overseeing the Copy Center, a high volume, fast paced operation dedicated to meeting all the quick-print and digital needs of the faculty, staff, and students.  She is married with a daughter who lives in Austin and two sons who attend HHS and play varsity soccer.

Elaine Lewis
Bindery Supervisor
(936) 294-3669

Elaine began her career at the Press in April of 1990, and is proud to be a part of the Bearkat family.


Stuart King
Press Operator
(936) 294-1859

Stuart was born in Houston, Texas.  He worked in the printing industry in Houston, Texas for 26 years, before joining the SHSU Press in September 2006.  He and his wife, Sheila, have one son, Kyle , who attends New Caney High School.


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