The Resource 2003 Institutional name change, 1958-2005
- 2003 Institutional name change, 1958-2005
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- This collection includes personal notes, communication plans, correspondence, opinions, news clippings, meeting minutes, other papers, and artifacts. Rowe was the head of the communications team for the name change in 2003. Included in this accession is a copy of "Name Change in Ten Weeks," which was a booklet published regarding the change of the university's name and timeline. This booklet was distributed to faculty of Texas State University. There is also some information related to the changes in 1959 and 1969 and the attempted change in 1975
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- In 2003, Southwest Texas State University changed its name to Texas State University-San Marcos. This was the fifth name change for the school since its founding in 1899. The following are the previous names and order of changes: Southwest Texas State Normal School (1903-1918), Southwest Texas State Normal College (1918-1923), Southwest Texas State Teachers College (1923-1959), Southwest Texas State College (1959-1969), Southwest Texas State University (1969-2003), Texas State University-San Marcos (2003-2013). The name change project was managed by T. Cay Rowe. Rowe holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and a master's degree from Texas Christian University. Her career began in the Texas Christian University office of communication in 1973. She accepted a public affairs position at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center in 1980. She joined Texas State University (then Southwest Texas State University) as Director of University Relations in 1988. She became Director of Media Relations and Publications at Texas State in 1994, which was the position she held during the 2003 name change. She was named Assistant Vice President for University Advancement in 2004 and retired from this position in December 2011.
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