Investments in the Future

We don't wait for the future to arrive. Investments in our faculty help to shape that future. They are the backbone of all we do for the future of our students, America's future, your future. We have forward-looking academic programs to ensure our students are prepared for the evolving job market.

Invest in Research

Big Ideas Be a Part of What's Next at TXST

Big Ideas represent partnership opportunities focusing investment on cutting-edge research and supporting the best and brightest minds at Texas State.
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Translational Health

With the state’s growing senior population at top of mind, Mira Ahn's Ph.D. research and teaching dovetail with Texas State’s groundbreaking Master of Science in Dementia and Aging Studies Program.

Innovation at Texas State

The new TXST Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is focused on developing an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset in our students through hands-on experiences to build intellectual confidence that empowers and inspires creative solutions.

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Human Expression

Acclaimed poet Cyrus Cassells, a professor in the Department of English at Texas State and an instructor in the university's MFA in creative writing program, sits down with the Big Ideas TXST podcast for a wide-ranging interview examining his career, family, and creative process. Cassells has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts for Poetry.

Endow a Faculty Professorship or Chair

Creating and supporting endowed faculty positions ensures we have the resources to attract and keep faculty who are experts in their fields.
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Endowed Professorship

The Denise M. Trauth Endowed Presidential Research Professorship marks the first time the university has had such a prestigious award for faculty.
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Endowed Chair

Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business.

Corporate Partnerships

Texas State University is focused on fostering philanthropic partnerships with corporations and foundations to support academic excellence and research.
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Project CIEDAR

Joining the 58-acre research park is the Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration and Applied Research (CIEDAR) Consortium, which is built upon partnerships with industry and Texas State’s faculty and students. 


Dell High-Speed Partnership

Texas State and Dell Technologies partnership has Dell providing the high-speed Data Science Workstations for research, while Texas State benchmarks the data on the performance of the machines.  


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At TXST, we drive what's next - and NEXT IS NOW.

To learn more, please contact Dr. Dan Perry in the Office of Development at or call 512.245.4055.