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State’s Up Episode 5: Momentum

In this episode of State’s Up, Texas State University president Kelly Damphousse discusses how the university plans to expand parking and housing access on campus as a record number of students apply to Texas State, and Texas State’s Common Experience will come to an end after this semester. We’ll hear some of the financial reasons behind the decision. Plus, will faculty and staff get raises in the fall?

todayApril 3, 2023 29


State’s Up Episode 3; Hopes and Aspirations High  

In this episode of “State’s Up,” KTSW 89.9’s monthly one-on-one with Texas State University President Kelly Damphousse, we talk with the president about what he calls his Hopes and Aspirations High for Texas State. This includes the progress Texas State is making to become a top tier research university. We also discuss efforts to increase enrollment at the university… and the growing pains that have come along with more students […]

todayFebruary 14, 2023 110

President Damphousse is pictured in the bottom right of the photo wearing a gray pinstripe suit jacket and a maroon tie. He is shaking hands with students leaning over the railing at a sports event.


State’s Up with Texas State University President Kelly Damphousse

Hosted by KTSW Co-Faculty Advisor and SJMC Lecturer of Practice, Jill Ament Episode One: “Just Call Me Kelly” Kelly Damphousse is wrapping up his first semester as the new president of Texas State University. In our inaugural episode of “State’s Up,” we talk with the president about his vision for the university and how that’s played out in his first few months here. We discuss the university’s “Race to R1,” […]

todayNovember 3, 2022 226

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KTSW News Interviews: TXST President Kelly Damphousse

News team members Jordan Young, Preethi Mangadu, and Baylee Green interviewed Texas State President kelly Damphousse. They discussed the presidents goals to promote success across all sports programs, how the university plans to help low income and first generation students and more. For more news content check Twitter and Spotify at ktswnews.

todayOctober 10, 2022 109 3


Texas State certified with Seal of Excelencia

By Preethi Mangadu Chief Editor of News   Texas State University received the Seal of Excelencia in 2022 from Excelencia in Education last Friday. The seal is granted based on the data, practices and leadership that serve and support Latino students. The Seal of Excelencia framework is based on over 20 years of research and work with institutions to use as an institutional self-assessment. A university that intentionally serves its […]

todayOctober 5, 2022 911 1


Texas State’s record-setting freshmen enrollment could be cause of housing shortage 

By: Emma Jones  News Reporter  Students are being housed at over 100% capacity due to Texas State’s record-setting freshmen enrollment this semester.    The university temporarily housed students off campus in a local hotel and filled dorm rooms over the usual occupancy limit. Likewise, Resident Assistants (RAs) are now assigned new residents as roommates in some dorm halls.    The Texas State Housing Policy requires all freshmen to live on […]

todaySeptember 6, 2022 229 3

Photo of Old Main taken from Alkek Library on a foggy evening.


President’s house demolition raises questions of new build on campus

By: Emma Jones  News Reporter  Last week, the demolition of the former Presidents house began. Texas State plans to build new pedestrian roadways and use the space for new academic or research facilities.   New Texas State President, Dr. Kelly Damphousse took office on July 1, 2022. When former President Denise Trauth announced her retirement last year, Texas State purchased a $2.9 million home for the new president in San […]

todaySeptember 1, 2022 353 3 2

A picture of Old Main as seen from a distance. To the left, there are tree crowns and in front is the vaquero statue and a lamp post with a texas state banner.


Texas State announces increase in retention rate and freshman enrollment

 Preethi Mangadu Chief Editor of News Texas State University (Texas State) set a new preliminary record for freshmen enrollment with more than 7,590 incoming students for the fall 2022 semester. Furthermore, President Kelly Damphousse announced that the university’s retention rate increased to 81% at the 2022 Convocation Address to Faculty and Staff.  The freshman enrollment increased 14% over the previous year’s size which was 6,625, the previous incoming freshman record. […]

todayAugust 25, 2022 741 1

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