JuliAnn Mazachek, Ph.D.

Welcome to Midwestern State University! It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to our Mustangs family.

Like many of you, I too am beginning my Mustangs adventure as the university’s 12th president. Among the many things that drew me to MSU Texas is our focus on student success through an emphasis on teaching supported by opportunities for engagement in research, creative activities, and co-curricular and service programs.

The students at MSU Texas make personal connections through a variety of academic and social programs. As many of our students will tell you firsthand, they are known by their names and not a number. And the alumni will tell you that the connections they made here, whether personal or professional, have helped see them through life’s ups and downs – even many years after graduation.

More than half of our students at MSU Texas are first generation, meaning they are the first in their families to obtain a four-year degree. As such, financial and academic programs such as the Mustangs Guarantee, The Priddy Scholars Program and our First2Go programming assist our students from welcome week until the moment they walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas.

Through the years our campus has attracted a diverse population comprised of students from across the state, nation and globe. With our student diversity comes opportunities to make meaningful changes as we seek to learn more about one another and to recruit, retain and advance a diverse community of educators and learners.

For most of you, one of the top concerns regarding higher education is the cost to attend. The changing landscape of higher education has not been easy on our pocketbooks, but at MSU Texas our philosophy remains committed to our students and their families to provide a private school experience with the affordability of a public institution. 

This fall we will open our much-anticipated Bridwell Activities Center in the heart of our campus. The renovated facility will complement the Clark Student Center and provide an enhanced student-focused experience on campus. We are excited about the additional space that will be created for student and Greek organizations, as well as our student leadership offices.

As we continue our centennial celebration this year with reflections of the past and present, we are also looking and planning toward our second century. We want to celebrate together as Mustangs and mark this milestone in our institution’s history. I hope you will join us at Family Day, Homecoming, or one of the many events scheduled this fall. Watch the Centennial Calendar for more information.

I am honored to serve as president of this great university, and I look forward to visiting with you on campus and guiding you through your academic career.

With Mustangs Pride,

JuliAnn Mazachek, Ph.D.