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April 2022

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Kelly R. Damphousse, Ph.D., Named Sole Finalist in Texas State University Presidential Search

Kelly Damphousse

Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall has selected Kelly R. Damphousse, Ph.D., as sole finalist in the Texas State University presidential search. Dr. Damphousse currently serves as chancellor and CEO of Arkansas State University, with campuses in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Queretaro, Mexico. He was named sole finalist after an extensive, six-month national search.

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Texas State has been named one of the top R2 universities in the nation for producing the most high-earning female graduates.

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The McCoy College of Business at Texas State announced the creation of a new Student Success Center aimed at accelerating the preparation of business students for academic and career success, as well as a lifetime of leadership and achievement.

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Sisters Shannon FitzPatrick and Kathleen FitzPatrick have donated the first $1 million to Texas State University to fund the construction of a new School of Music building on the San Marcos Campus.

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Bobcats in the Wild

Luis Segura

Luis Segura (B.B.A. '10)

Being accepted to the McCoy College of Business Administration in 2014 was a dream for Luis, who hails from McAllen, Texas. With sixty dual-credit hours, he was able to graduate in two years. After graduation, Luis moved to Houston where he grew his career before pursuing his next dream of earning his M.B.A. His success at Texas State gave him the courage to take the next step, and in 2021, he was accepted into the business school at Rice University. “My main lesson here is that through hard work and sacrifice, your life will take you to places you never imagined. I broke barriers that my friends and family would have never thought to be possible,” says Segura, “My journey continues on as a Rice Owl, but my heart will always belong to the Bobcat community.”

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Thank you, Dr. Trauth

As Texas State President Dr. Denise M. Trauth prepares to retire, join us in congratulating her and thanking her for all that she has done for our university.

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Dallas Mavericks Bobcat Night

April 10, 2022 | Time TBA
Presented by the Dallas Alumni Network

Join the Dallas Alumni Network for Bobcat Night and represent Texas State University as the Mavs take on the San Antonio Spurs. Only ticket packages purchased through our ticket link include an exclusive Mavs x Texas State co-branded shirt!

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Alumni Cooking Class: Crawfish Boil - Event Recording Available

We're grateful to alumnus Chef Trent Boudreaux (B.B.A. '01) for sharing his talents with us virtually during our February 2022 alumni cooking class! If you weren't able to join us, or just want to revisit his crawfish boil recipe, the event recording is now available.

TXST New Ventures Program, Accelerating your business idea

TXST New Ventures Program

Application Deadline: April 20, 2022

TXST New Ventures is a competitive accelerator program that supports early-stage business ventures from faculty, student, or alumni ideas and innovations. The program offers participants mentorship and training from TXST Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, access to TXST's network of faculty and industry experts, up to $20,000 in funding, and space at STAR Park.

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Thank a Teacher - Austin Monthly

Voting Closes April 12, 2022

During the past two years, we've seen teachers rise to extraordinary heights, showing their commitment to educate and inspire students. Austin Monthly and Texas State University want to honor those educators. The nominations are in and now it is time to vote! Cast a vote for your favorite through April 12. The teacher with the most votes will receive $500!

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Ring Celebration

May 6, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In early April, invitations for the Spring 2022 Ring Celebration will be sent to students who bought their Official Texas State Rings by the Ring Celebration deadline. This semester, the Ring Celebration will take place in Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, allowing students plenty of ring photo opportunities at Sewell Park.

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Custom Commencement Regalia

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Texas State Provost, Dr. Gene Bourgeois, recently announced that Texas State will be introducing new custom regalia, beginning with Spring 2022 Commencement. The cap and gown sets feature our traditional maroon and gold colors and displays of school pride, such as gold-embroidered Texas State logos.




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