Announcement of Sole Finalist for Texas State University President

March 31, 2022

Today, Texas State University System (TSUS) Chancellor Brian McCall announced Dr. Kelly R. Damphousse as the sole finalist to become the next president of Texas State University. Dr. Damphousse currently serves as chancellor and CEO of Arkansas State University.

I greatly appreciate the hard work of Chancellor McCall and of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee that led to the Chancellor’s identification of a high-quality sole finalist. With his impressive credentials and experience, Dr. Damphousse is the right choice to take Texas State forward.

You can read Kelly R. Damphousse, Ph.D., Named Sole Finalist in Texas State University Presidential Search to learn more.  

The next step in the process is for the TSUS Board of Regents to vote on officially hiring Dr. Damphousse at a called board meeting. If confirmed, his first day as Texas State president will be July 1. I have committed to Chancellor McCall that I will remain in office through June 30 so as to ensure a smooth presidential transition. John and I look forward to welcoming Dr. Damphousse and his wife Beth to our campuses.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Damphousse.

This is an exciting day for our Bobcat community and the future of our university!

Denise M. Trauth