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Texas State University 2017-2023 University Plan

Message from President Trauth

President Trauth
Denise M. Trauth

             Now more than ever, articulation of our mission, values, and goals plays an invaluable role in directing our actions and leading the university toward continued success amidst uncertain times. The mid-cycle update of the Texas State University 2017-2023 University Plan serves as a guide to our envisioned future.

             As we move into the last three years of the 2017-2023 University Plan, we should pause to reflect on the many accomplishments already achieved. Through the plan, we added marketable degree programs, enhanced delivery of student support services, and expanded innovative research opportunities.

             The updated 2017-2023 University Plan continues to build on the momentum we experienced, provides a path for achieving academic success, and will help us achieve even greater heights as we progress toward our goal of becoming a National Research University. We are committed to increasing student retention and graduation rates, expanding graduate programming, adding more opportunities for undergraduate and graduate research, and significantly increasing funding for scholarships.

             Because of your dedicated efforts, we have made great strides in becoming a world-class institution and I am confident that we will ultimately achieve our vision. We have proven that, through a purposeful and focused planning process, Texas State continues to provide an outstanding educational experience that opens the door to endless possibilities and future career opportunities for our growing population of diverse students. Working together, we clearly demonstrate that the successful education of our students is our primary purpose. I thank you all for everything that you do to make Texas State the great place that it is.

          I look forward to working with my Texas State colleagues to successfully pursue and achieve our strategic plan initiatives over the last three years of this cycle.


Denise M. Trauth


Texas State University