Texas State University purchases $ 2.9 million residence to serve as new president’s residence


Texas State University has purchased a residence for the new president northwest of the campus. (Joe Warner / Community Impact Journal)

Texas State University has purchased a $ 2.9 million residence at 103 W. Laurel Lane in San Marcos, near the university’s San Marcos campus, to house the university’s next president, who is expected to take over. bar in the summer of 2022.

Current president Denise Trauth announced her retirement in August of this year and will step down at the end of May.

The current residence is on campus and surrounded by student accommodation and university buildings. The 2017-27 University Master Plan recommended reallocating the location for research or academic use, according to a press release.

“With a presidential transition underway and given the university’s need for additional academic and research space on campus, this was a unique opportunity to acquire a residence that will serve the university for decades to come.” coming up, ”said Brian McCall, chancellor of the Texas State University system, in a statement.

McCall approved the purchase.

The new residence was built in 1972 and renovated in 2010. It is less than a mile from campus and spans 2.7 acres of land. The house has a living area of ​​6,700 square feet.

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