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Message from the President

Welcome to the first issue of the Rambouillet.

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As we considered names for our new annual university magazine, the perfect choice came from the title of the former ASU yearbook, the Rambouillet.

This is certainly an exciting time to be on campus. For the seventh consecutive year, ASU has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, an honor that goes to only about 15 percent of the nation’s more than 2,500 four-year colleges. Meanwhile, many of our academic programs, facilities, faculty and students have been recognized by various organizations at the state, national and international levels.

Angelo State was also one of only 86 institutions of higher education named among the “Great Colleges to Work For” for 2015 by the Chronicle of Higher Education. We did so well, in fact, that ASU was one of only 42 institutions in the nation named to the Chronicle’s 2015 Honor Roll.

Another highlight of the year was Rams football playing games on campus for the first time in university history. Thanks to generous benefactors, the first game at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field was just the beginning of a highly successful season. In fact, ASU athletics collectively recorded its best year ever for all sports.

As we move forward, this fall marks the 50th anniversary of ASU’s transition to a four-year institution. This semester is also the university’s first to offer a four-year civil engineering degree. Dual credit agreements with 19 Texas high schools will bring yet another generation of Rams and Rambelles into the ASU fold.

We are eager to see construction signs that signal the addition of the Hunter Strain Civil Engineering Laboratories to the Vincent Building. Construction is also on the horizon for a new building to house the Archer College of Health and Human Services.

Angelo State University has broken much new ground this year, and the future holds even more promise. Throughout the following pages, you’ll find a recap of the year and news of upcoming events. Enjoy, and reach out to us for more information anytime. “Raise Your Voice!” this year for ASU.

Dr. Brian May
Angelo State University