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President Trauth Gives Insight On University Goals

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By Matthew Hamill
News and Sports ReporterTxStatePresident1

When the Texas State University Football team put the Florida State Seminoles on their schedule, everyone knew that this was a move by the Texas State Athletic Department to put Texas State Athletics on the map. Traveling to Tallahassee for a football game wasn’t just beneficial to the Athletic Department, but to the University.

Texas State University President Denise Trauth traveled to Tallahassee to represent and watch, what was considered one of the biggest games in Texas State sports history.

In between meetings, President Trauth was able to sit down and have a brief conversation about Texas State Football, the Athletic department’s goals, as well as some issues important to every Texas State student.

Trauth described her experience in Tallahassee and what the she was treated to in Florida.

When asked about the benefits of playing a team of Florida State’s popularity, Trauth said the weather delay only gave Texas State more time in the limelight.

President Trauth describes this season’s goal for the athletic department, and how Texas State Bobcat Football fans can help.

Although the game against Florida State was big for Texas State, President Trauth also handles administrative duties for the University.

The controversial Campus Carry bill was signed into law in July by Governor Greg Abbott. President Trauth explains how Texas State University will prepare for this law to take effect.

The survey mentioned can be found here, President Trauth encourages students to share their opinions.

Trauth explains what the biggest challenge is administrating the 4th largest student body in Texas

President Trauth is a very busy individual, in order to have the interview, she had to schedule it in between two meetings.

Trauth explains what a normal day is like in the office of the Texas State President.

Lastly our president spoke about Texas State joining the Freshmen Year for Free program. Trauth said that Texas State didn’t join this program to deal with problems specific to the University, on the contrary it creates more opportunities for students to earn college credit.

What began as a conversation with President Denise Trauth, about a football game, turned into an analysis of Texas State and the events that are shaping the University for the Bobcats of the present, and future.

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