President's Welcome

President White

Welcome to the Bearkat family at Sam Houston State University! I am thrilled you have chosen SHSU to further your education. Our three campuses and SHSU Online will offer you an exceptional college experience. Our graduates are well prepared for today’s demanding careers and rapidly changing workforce. We offer more than 90 undergraduate degrees, 55+ master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees and certificate programs across eight colleges. We will support every step of your journey at SHSU, and you will leave here with a network of friends, faculty and staff invested in your success. Whether you graduate as a first responder, artist, teacher, psychologist, banker, scientist, agriculture professional or Bearkat doctor, your career will add another chapter to our legacy of measuring life by serving others. The quality of our students, faculty, staff and the support of our campus community drive Sam Houston forward, and I am excited you are a part of our story.

Eat ’em up, Kats!
Dr. Alisa White
Sam Houston State University