Fall 2018

Heritage: The Magazine of Sam Houston State University

A Great Name in Leadership

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A Great Name in Leadership: Sam Houston

Greeting travelers along one of the state’s main thoroughfares stands the world’s tallest statue of an American hero. If ever there lived a Texan worthy of this larger-than-life distinction, it is the military and political leader, General Sam Houston.

Perhaps more than any figure, Houston personifies the true spirit of Texas: brave, ambitious, generous, unpredictable and most significantly, a born leader. Read more


Letter from the President

At Sam Houston State University, our focus includes creating and fostering a learning environment that both stimulates the mind and helps to develop those attributes that contribute to success and effective leadership. 

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Sam Statue

A Great Name in Leadership

Houston’s values, as relevant today as they were in the 1800’s

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Rankings that Resonate

How SHSU measures up

Building an ELITE Legacy of Leaders

Supporting academic and civic engagement

Texas Academic Leadership Academy

Addressing the complexities of higher education leadership

Mattress Mack: Hometown Hero

Our first Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Jim McIngvale

A Great Name in Education Leadership

Alumna is a prime example of how education can change lives

Leading Teaching Excellence

Faculty earn national credential in effective instruction

LEAPing into Governance

Internship program helps SHSU’s influence at the Texas Capital

What Unites Us

Dan Rather returns to his alma mater

aDRESSing Student Needs

Helping students make a great first impression

Seen @ Sam

Bearkat fans caught on camera

Homecoming King and Queen

Homecoming Happenings

Lions and Tigers and Bearkats—Oh my!

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Alumni Honored

Meet the award recipients