Chancellor of Arkansas State University Sole Runner Up for President of Texas State University

JONESBORO, Ark. –The chancellor of Arkansas State University announced Thursday that he is stepping down after being named the only finalist to become president of Texas State University.

The State of Arkansas has declared Chancellor Kelly Damphousse’s resignation effective June 30. Damphousse is the only finalist to replace Denise Trauth as Texas State President in San Marcos.

Trauth is retiring on June 30.

Damphousse, who was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, was named ASU chancellor in July 2017.

“Dr. Damphousse is a respected academic and community leader who has the knowledge, experience, and passion to lead the State of Texas to new levels of achievement and success,” said the system’s chancellor. Texas State University, Brian McCall.”I sincerely thank the Research Advisory Committee, including TSUS Regents Don Flores, Charlie Amato, Garry Crain, and Nikki Harle for their time, energy, and deliberation during the research process. research.” Regents Flores, Crain and Harle are alumni of Texas State University.

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He was the institution’s 13th chief executive since its inception in 1909.

Damphousse was named to the NCAA Board of Governors in December and is also president of the Sun Belt Conference.

Chuck Welch, president of the ASU system, said he would meet with college constituency groups to determine next steps.

No decision has been made regarding a possible acting appointment or search process, the university said in a press release.

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