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From the President

Signs of growth are everywhere on campus. On Sept. 14, we announced our new enrollment record of 10,447 students, surpassing the goal of “10,000 by 2020” three years early. The 10,447 include undergraduate and graduate students on campus and online, as well as dual credit students on high school campuses across the state.

  • Dr. Brian J. May, President
    Dr. Brian J. May, President

Five construction projects progressed simultaneously this year. We cut the ribbon and opened the Hunter Strain Engineering Laboratories on Aug. 1, and the Archer Health and Human Services Building will open in early 2018. Construction continues on the addition to Centennial Village, the Mayer Press Box and University Sports Medicine Clinic—Shannon Clinic-Jackson. This fall, a Biology Department greenhouse near the Cavness Science Building has begun to take shape.

Angelo State again received two prestigious rankings that speak to the quality of academics and work life on campus.

Every year since 2010, we have been ranked as one of the “Best Colleges” in the nation by The Princeton Review. In addition to making The Princeton Review’s list of “The Best 382 Colleges,” ASU was among the institutions in 15 western states listed in TPR’s “Best in the West.” Outstanding academics are credited with our receiving this recognition, according to TPR’s senior vice president and publisher, Rob Franek.

Additionally, ASU earned The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great College to Work For” designation for the third straight year. This is the fifth time overall that Angelo State has made this list. Angelo State was one of eight Texas four-year institutions to earn the designation, one of only two Texas state-supported universities to be honored, and the only Texas state-supported university to make the Honor Roll.

These rankings are significant because they are largely determined by in-depth stakeholder surveys. The Princeton Review surveys students, and The Chronicle surveys staff and faculty. The positive voices of our students and employees are indicative of the overall outlook at Angelo State.

This summer, Angelo State was honored to host a Listening Session for the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. U.S. Rep. and Committee Chair Mike Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson set San Angelo as a site to gather input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders as the committee crafts the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. We are grateful Rep. Conaway and the committee provided West Texans this distinctive opportunity.

San Angelo College was initiated by the community ’s strong conviction that San Angelo needed a higher education institution. Your continued support will allow Angelo State University to build upon previous successes and become even stronger.

Go Rams!

Dr. Brian May
Angelo State University