Sam Houston State University confirms new president
The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System unanimously confirmed Alisa White today
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - Sam Houston State University officially has a new president.
The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System unanimously confirmed Alisa White as president of SHSU during a special meeting Tuesday.
White, a Texas native, has served as president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, since 2014. She previously served as vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler and Midwestern State University.
White earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and an M.S.L.S. degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a B.A. in Business from Lee College (now Lee University) in Cleveland, Tennessee. In addition to her experience in Tennessee and Texas, she has held faculty and leadership positions in Alaska, Louisiana, and Georgia.
White and her husband, Elliott Herzlich, a jeweler, have three married children and five grandchildren.
She succeeds Dr. Dana Hoyt, who is retiring after serving as president of SHSU for the past decade.
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