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Presidents

Several scholars and educators have served as President of Stephen F. Austin State University since its establishment following World War I. They guided the college through difficult times including the Great Depression, World War II, and tumultuous decades of social unrest. They also led the institution through periods of expansion in the size and scope of educational programs and growth of the campus infrastructure.

    Buildings

    With its beginnings in facilities of the Nacogdoches public schools, Stephen F. Austin State University has grown into a scenic campus situated on over 400 acres containing dozens of instructional, recreational, and residential buildings. One of the greatest periods of growth took place in the 1960s and 1970s when funding was obtained through the state and federal governments to construct classroom buildings and dormitories.

      Events and Traditions

      Beginning as Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, and later becoming Stephen F. Austin State College and Stephen F. Austin State University, various events and traditional activities have made the university unique and well-known in Texas. As the campus has grown through the years, traditions have become a meaningful part of the university's rich heritage.

        Grounds and Athletic Facilities

        Several gardens and natural areas add beauty to the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. These public areas enhance the quality of life for members of the college community and for residents of the surrounding area. SFA athletic facilities have been expanded and modernized to meet the needs of the growing university population.


          About

          To coincide with the 90th anniversary of Stephen F. Austin State University, the East Texas Research Center (ETRC) staff has developed the SFA Timeline, a pictorial view of the development of the university. SFA Timeline features photographs and brief biographies of the university presidents, histories of college buildings, development of the grounds, and narratives of significant campus events and traditions. This is an ongoing project that will be periodically updated. Take a step back in time to see how the university has evolved since 1923.

          For questions and comments please contact: asketrc@sfasu.edu



          List of Sources

          Presidents

          Buildings

          Events and Traditions

          Grounds and Athletic Facilities


          Contributors

          Project Manager and Lead Researcher Greg Bailey, University Archivist

          Website Designer
          Dillon Wackerman, Digital Archivist

          Editor and Researcher
          Ann Ellis, Metadata Librarian

          Researcher
          Mark Musquiz, Graduate Assistant


          Additional Contributors

          Hardy Meredith, University Photographer

          Amy Roquemore, University Marketing Communications

          Karrie Roberson, Web Design Specialist

          Jennifer Brancato, Original Project Developer

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