The president of Texas State University announces the withdrawal

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Denise Trauth, president of Texas State University. (Photo from Texas State University)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – After two decades running Texas State University, President Denise M. Trauth announced her retirement Friday.

Trauth joined TXST in 2002 and will officially retire on May 31, 2022.

During his tenure, TXST became a Texas Emerging Research University, a federal Hispanic service institution, moved the athletic program to NCAA Division I, and helped the university build its largest construction program since the foundation of the university in 1899.

“Texas State University is a better place to learn, teach and work because of its service, drive and vision,” said Brian McCall, rector of the Texas State University System. “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 driven its evolution from a regional institution to a of state and national prominence “.