As President of Texas State University, Denise M. Trauth oversees all aspects of university operations. She works closely with the vice presidents and the deans of the 10 colleges that make up the university: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors College, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College, and The Graduate College. The colleges encompass 33 departments and 2 programs headed by a chair, in addition to 9 schools headed by a director.
Texas State University is part of The Texas State University System, established in 1911 by the Texas Legislature to consolidate the support and management of teacher colleges in Texas. Since that time, the system has evolved into a network stretching from the Texas-Louisiana border to the Big Bend region of West Texas, serving nearly 80,000 students. Other universities in the system include Sam Houston State University, Lamar University and Sul Ross State University. Member institutions in the system offer a broad range of academic and career opportunities.
The system is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents, appointed by the governor of Texas with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate. The System Chancellor heads the administrative staff from system headquarters in Austin, coordinating central activities and support for the various system institutions. The Board of Regents is vested with the power to organize, control, and manage the system through the authority of the Texas Legislature.
As the ninth president of the university, President Trauth continues a proud tradition dating back to Thomas G. Harris, who assumed office as the first president of the then-named Southwest Texas State Normal School. Learn more about past university presidents.
Denise M. Trauth, President
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666