Texas State University President Denise Trauth announces retirement after 20 years

Texas State University President Denise Trauth will retire next spring after 20 years at the helm of Texas ’seventh-largest public university.

Denise Trauth

Texas State University President Denise Trauth is retiring after 20 years.

“There are no proper words to describe the affection I have for the state of Texas and the first-rate people I have met and worked with here,” Trauth wrote in an email sent Friday to students, faculty and staff. “Together, we have established our university on an incredible track record that will continue to serve our students, our community and our state to the future.”

Trauth took over the role in 2002 after serving as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

During his tenure, the university became a Hispanic service institution, which allowed him to receive federal funds, because at least 25% of enrolled students are Hispanic.

“During her twenty years as president, she has overseen an era of unprecedented growth, expanded and improved two campuses, elevated the university’s research status, and led its evolution from a regional institution to a of national and state prominence, “Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall said.

His retirement will take effect on May 31st.