"Texas State has achieved remarkable research and enrollment growth over the years without losing our unique identity – without forgetting Texas State’s roots and values. And, without sacrificing the emphasis on quality teaching. Our goal cannot be to trade our teaching mission for our research mission. We must dedicate ourselves to the ideal that both are important, and create reward systems that acknowledge the value we place in both enterprises. We cannot allow ourselves to fall into the trap of focusing on STEM disciplines at the expense of the arts and humanities. A great university must have a great appreciation for a broad range of disciplines."
– Dr. Kelly Damphousse, President