Presidential Search


Help us find the next great SHSU President

The search is underway to find the next president of Sam Houston State University to replace President Dana Hoyt, who announced her retirement in February, 2020 after a decade of service.

Starting in February, 2020 and continuing through July, 2020, an Advisory Search Committee, made up of faculty, staff, student and community representatives, will work with an executive search firm, Academic Search, to conduct a national search with the goal of identifying a small number of exceptionally-qualified candidates.

The Finalist(s) will be invited to SHSU to visit with key stakeholders and interview with Chancellor Brian McCall. The Chancellor will select a sole finalist to recommend for approval by the Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents.

News & Updates


Presidential Search Update – March 2020

Update from the Texas State University System.

by Mike Wintemute


SHSU Presidential Search Forums Announced

The search for the next president of Sam Houston State University has begun. As part of the presidential search process, campus community members are invited to a series of forums scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020.

by Mike Wintemute


Chairman Scott Appoints Advisory Committee To Launch Sam Houston Presidential Search

The Advisory Search Committee will meet several times over the next six months to help identify the desired attributes and qualifications of the next Sam Houston president, and to narrow the pool of candidates to recommend to the Chancellor, who will select the sole finalist for Board of Regents' consideration.

by Mike Wintemute


Statement On Retirement Of SHSU President Dana Hoyt

Chancellor Brian McCall has released the following statement regarding Sam Houston State University President Dana Hoyt’s decision to retire in August 2020.

by Mike Wintemute


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