Texas State Relishes New Status, Focuses on Future

The view of the Texas State University campus from its president’s 10th-floor office windows in San Marcos may be the same as it was last week, but the institution has fundamentally changed.

The difference is a seemingly minor word change in the records held by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. In mid-January, Texas State was classified as an emerging research institution.

Texas State joins seven other public Texas universities that are a step below the research university status held by the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

Denise Trauth, Texas State’s president, expects the classification to ...

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