State of Texas State

Friday, August 18, 2023

University Events Center

Faculty and staff joined the inaugural State of TXST event to celebrate the achievements of the past year and hear from President Kelly Damphousse and other university leaders about the university’s path forward. Vice President for Student Success Dr. Cynthia Hernandez, Vice President for Research Dr. Shreek Mandayam, and Executive Vice President for Finance and Support Services Mr. Eric Algoe shared updates on key university initiatives. 

Attendees also heard virtually from the first Vice President for the Round Rock Campus, Dr. Julie Lessiter, who hosted a watch party from the Round Rock Campus.

Event Recording and Videos

Watch the State of TXST recording

VP of Round Rock, Dr. Julie Lessiter

State of TXST Hype Video

Speech Transcripts

Round Rock Campus Watch Party

On the Round Rock Campus, more than 100 faculty and staff joined the State of TXST watch party held in the Teaching Theatre in the Avery Building.

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  • Musical Theatre Performance
    Students from the musical theatre program will perform a medley of "Raise You Up" from the musical Kinky Boots and "Finale B" from Rent. 

    Maggie Gidden
    Hailey Thomas
    Ana Paula Monterrubio
    Eric Shawn
    Chloe Meinershagen
    Jacob Canderozzi
    Allan Lopez
    Austin Riley
    Accompanist - Aimee Radics (Faculty)

    Alma Mater 
    Performed by Nicholas Dettmer

    Bobcat Marching Band
    Additional performances by representatives of the Bobcat Marching Band led by Dr. Kyle Glaser.