President's Message

Dr. Suzanne Shipley sitting in a char.

We have much to celebrate at MSU Texas during the 2019-2020 academic year. Construction has been completed on the Health Sciences and Human Services (HSHS) building to house the Robert D. and Carol Gunn College.  The Moffett Library renovation continues to transform one floor at a time in our welcoming historic library.  Modernized features of the library will serve today's students with easier access to technology and more collaborative learning space.  Once the HSHS project is completed in September, we will begin renovation of Bridwell Hall to make a new home for our West College of Education and Facilities Services, as well as the Counseling Center.  This will allow us to refurbish the heart of the campus, the Daniel Building for student life activities. 

The Lifelong Learning Center on Hampstead Lane has been expanded to better accommodate community members interested in learning from each other.  Classes meet Tuesdays through Thursdays and include vibrant conversations, debates and lectures.  This group brings energy and enthusiasm to our campus.

Our site for working adult learners in starting its second year in Flower Mound.  About a dozen classes on site and more online are available for fall, enrolling about 150 students in four major programs.  We appreciate our partnership with North Central Texas College (NCTC) located with us at Parker Square.  You may also soon know some area high school students studying with MSU through dual credit courses.  We welcome them.

This year we will be shepherding through state and national approval processes two proposed doctoral degrees, a first for MSU Texas.  An Ed.D. in education for school administrators and the first Ph.D. in Radiological Sciences has secured Board of Regents approval to move forward.

This year, the Lone Star Conference has expanded to include nineteen teams from Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Our MSU Mustangs will play a leading role in the competition on the fields, courts, tracks and golf courses of our conference.  Please join us for the great fan experiences we offer across our campus.  Thank you for supporting our hard-working student-athletes and their dedicated coaches by attending events throughout the year. 

Our thanks to everyone on our faculty and staff who contribute to this vibrant, thriving community. You create our Mustangs pride. You make MSU Texas the destination residential university in the State of Texas.  It is a great time to be a public liberal arts university.  We prepare students for the twenty-first century, ready to embark on personal and professional pathways that will be marked by dynamic change.  Our personal attention to students will prepare them well to continue learning throughout their lives as they develop leadership skills and abilities to serve them well.

Dr. Suzanne Shipley