Texas State University, located in San Marcos, Texas, is proud to play a starring role in the Lonesome Dove Reunion and Trail.

Texas State is the home of the Wittliff Collections, which holds the production archive of the Lonesome Dove miniseries. Through these high-profile events, the university will raise awareness of the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of the Southwest while raising private support for the Wittliff Tomorrow Fund.

About Texas State University

Founded as Southwest Texas State Normal School, Texas State University was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1899 and opened its doors in 1903. The university became known for carrying out its original mission of preparing Texas public school teachers. Today, Texas State prepares students to excel in all walks of life. Total enrollment for the 2015 fall semester was 38,006 students.

Texas State is the fourth-largest university in Texas. The university’s nine colleges include the College of Applied Arts, the McCoy College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the Graduate College, the Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Engineering, and University College. Students enroll from around the globe and choose from 97 bachelor’s degrees, 88 master’s degrees, and 12 doctoral degree programs. Ethnic minorities make up 48 percent of the student population, and in 2011 Texas State was named a federal Hispanic-Serving Institution.

In 2012, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board classified Texas State University as an Emerging Research University (ERU), making the university eligible for additional state funding through the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP). The state-financed program provides matching funds to assist the eight ERUs in leveraging private gifts for the enhancement of research productivity and faculty recruitment. As an ERU, Texas State offers a wide range of baccalaureate and master’s programs, serves a student population within and outside of the region, and is committed to graduate education through doctoral programs in targeted areas of excellence.

Texas State has campuses in San Marcos, a rapidly growing community in the Greater Austin Metropolitan Area, and in Round Rock, just north of Austin.

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The Texas State University Mission

Texas State University is a public, student-centered, Emerging Research University dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.

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