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 nine colleges that make up the university: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science, University College, and Graduate College. The colleges encompass 41 departments, headed by department chairs; the schools of Music and Social Work are 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 Louisiana border to the Big Bend region of West Texas, serving more than 60,000 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 traditional programs with a variety of specialized degree programs.
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. System Chancellor Brian McCall 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. For more information regarding past University presidents, click here.
To contact the Office of the President, please address all correspondence to Denise M. Trauth, President, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. You may also contact the Office of the President via e-mail at President@txstate.edu or by phone at 512.245.2121.
To schedule meetings or for other assistance, contact:
Mary Ann Mendoza
Executive Assistant to the President
Senior Administrative Assistant