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Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Governor names Texas State University System student regent

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Spencer Copeland, a Sam Houston State University graduate student, to a one-year term as the Texas State University System’s student regent. His term ends May 31 next year.

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Commentary: Why Texas universities scored big during this legislative session

Texas State University Chancellor BRIAN McCALL writes that lawmakers made a firm commitment to higher education at a time when other states are struggling to keep their colleges and universities open, accessible and affordable.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Campus facilities bill includes $111.6M for Texas State

The campus construction bill tentatively approved Wednesday by the Texas House includes about $256 million for facilities at the Texas State University System institutions, more than 44 percent of which would be designated for Texas State in...

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Texas State system, university mark robust enrollment increases

Led by unprecedented gains at its unofficial flagship in San Marcos, enrollment at the Texas State University System’s eight universities and colleges grew 2.8 percent, the largest collective increase in three years.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Q&A: Brian McCall on the trials, achievements of Texas State

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The chancellor of the Texas State University System on the system’s ongoing struggles in the shadow of UT and A&M — and progress during the first four years of his administration

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Texas State chancellor to Congress: Don’t mess with student financial aid

Pre-programed federal budget cuts passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2012 are stifling Texas universities’ ability to function, Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall and other higher education leaders said this...

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

President ousted at Texas State System’s Sul Ross

Ricardo Maestas is out as the president of Sul Ross State University in Alpine effective immediately, according to sources close to the university.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

As Sul Ross enrollment increases, so does faculty pay

Administrators at Sul Ross State University in Alpine recently announced a 3 percent raise across campus, a reward, they said, for hitting increased enrollment goals, which may be the beginning of a turnaround for the school.

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Forstner named Regents Professor

Texas State biology Professor Michael R. Forstner has been named a Regents Professor by the Texas State University System Board of Regents.

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Texas State regents approve art history degree

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized the university to offer a Bachelor of Arts in art history through the School of Art and Design. The degree replaces a previously-existing concentration in art history...

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