Next Is Now

Our Run2R1 and Elevating Student Success Is What's NEXT for Texas State University

Our Run to R1 and Student Success goals are driving the NEXT IS NOW campaign priorities:

  • Provide more students entry to college and retention support from scholarships and student success enrichment resources.
  • Fund construction and renovation of campus facilities, like the new music building to match the caliber of students and faculty we are recruiting.
  • Strengthen our research capabilities and teaching support with increased Ph.D. graduates and post-docs to be designated as a national research university.
  • Elevate our football program and renovate the Football Performance Center to enhance our overall student-athlete experience to put us on par with our peers in the State of Texas and nationally.



The NEXT IS NOW Capital Campaign was launched publicly in 2021 with the goal of raising $250 million. We've surpassed $233 million raised for the four campaign priorities: Students, Academics, Facilities, and Athletics. What's NEXT for TXST? Reaching Tier 1 research university status, powered by the NEXT IS NOW campaign.

Transforming Lives and Futures

"Texas State is about giving people the opportunity to improve not just their lives but their family's future."
Kelly Damphousse, TXST President

News and Updates

The Hector And Gloria López Foundation Awards $1.79 Million Grant Benefitting Texas State University First-Generation Latino Students

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Sergio Rodríguez, President and CEO of the Hector and Gloria López Foundation

New partnership welcomes 15 students into the López Scholar Program dedicated to increasing education equity and workforce opportunities for Latino students across the state

The Hector and Gloria López Foundation (HGLF) announced a $1.79M grant to provide full tuition assistance for 15 first-generation Latino students at Texas State University — creating pathways to educational attainment and a pipeline to a successful career. 

Doing More with More

Teaching and research are two sides of the same academic coin. Texas State is committed to applied research that matters. Doing more is essential to catapult TXST to the NEXT level in our teaching and research mission. Thank you for your strong support of the campaign. You are helping bring our national research university vision to life.

Campaign Priorities

The NEXT IS NOW Capital Campaign is comprised of four priorities, all designed to advance Texas State University to achieve Tier One research university status: Students, Academics, Facilities, and Athletics.

Students NEXT is Each Promising Student

Students are our top priority, so we're fundraising for more undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, student enrichment programs and support services.

Academics NEXT is each Inspiring Professor

TXST research and faculty shape what's NEXT. The campaign powers innovative research, adds endowed faculty positions, and engages corporations and foundations.

Athletics NEXT is each talented scholar-athlete

Bobcat student-athletes deserve the best. NEXT IS NOW will expand athletic scholarships and renovate the South End Zone Complex to sharpen our competitive edge.

Campuses NEXT is our beautiful and cutting-edge facilities

What's NEXT for TXST is a new Music Building, renovations to Spring Lake Hall at the Meadows Center, and an expansion of the South End Zone Complex.

Join Us Inspired to Give

More than 49,000 donors have already contributed $120, 435 in gifts to NEXT IS NOW - each contribution moving us closer to our goal of $250 million.
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