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 Sam Houston State University Issue 2 August 2002

President Gaertner


Issue two of the President's Update focuses primarily on the work we are doing in the areas of increasing the visibility of Sam Houston State University.

At least once a semester, I will be sharing items of importance with the University Community through this electronic newsletter, Presidentís Update. I will also send out quick messages periodically regarding important issues or events. Please share this communication with those in your departments who may not have access to a computer. Thank you.

James F. Gaertner, President


Picture of SHSU's Billboard advertisementThe current billboard at Rayford Sawdust exit in the Woodlands is under a six month contract which expires in October. It is a test board which we plan to "re-paint" and try another design before we start the rotary program.

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Important Dates

  • General Faculty/Staff Meeting: Tuesday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m. , Killinger Auditorium, Beto Criminal Justice Center

Also in this Issue


Important Links

School Colors

I’ve heard quite a bit over discussion over the school colors this past year. The school colors are orange (pms code 021) and white. For reasons that make sense for visibility and graphic aesthetics, the use of reflex blue is the preferred accent color.  The key here is blue should only be used as an accent color and should not become the dominant color.

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Bobby Marks, in a memo to the University Community Date March 7, 2001 stated:

“After careful study, the decision has been made to add a new Sam Houston State University logo for use where appropriate…

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New University Stationery

In June the President's Cabinet approved new official stationery for Sam Houston State University.

We want to do everything we can to project a consistent identity for Sam Houston State University with all of our constituents.

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New University Stationary


Phone Initiative

I have been very pleased by the University-wide enthusiasm for the Customer Service based phone initiative.

Departments all over campus, with the help of our telephone experts in Computer and Information Services, are taking a serious look at how we can be more effective in creating a personal, positive and friendly interaction with all callers.

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