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President Trauth honored with Austin Human Capital Award
Texas State University

November, 2016

Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth has been honored by the Austin Chamber of Commerce with the Austin Human Capital Award.

The honor was awarded November 9 during the chamber’s annual State of Education program that provides the community with a report card on the status of education in the region. 

Trauth was recognized for her extraordinary impact on Central Texas’ college readiness, enrollment and success. She was lauded for her leadership at Texas State in growing enrollment while improving the academic readiness of the entering class of students. Texas State has grown to more than 38,000 students and is an Emerging Research Institution.  

Previous recipients of the Austin Human Capital Award include Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes, State Senator Florence Shapiro, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Bazaarvoice CEO Gene Austin.

About the Austin Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its more than 3,000 members. For more information, visit

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,849 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 170,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.  Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities:  Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.


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