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Denise M. Trauth

Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas

Denise TrauthDenise M. Trauth joined the San Antonio Branch board in 2020.

Trauth is president of Texas State University. Before joining Texas State in 2002, Trauth was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

She serves on the Southwest Research Institute Board of Trustees, is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas, and is a member and former president of the Austin Area Research Organization. She also serves on the NCAA Board of Governors and is NCAA Division I Board of Directors vice chair.

She is past president of both the Sun Belt Conference Board of Directors and Greater San Marcos Partnership.

Trauth has served on the American Council on Education’s Commission on Women in Higher Education and serves as the presidential sponsor of that organization’s Texas Network for Texas Women in Higher Education.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the College of Mount St. Joseph, master’s degree in journalism at The Ohio State University and Ph.D. in mass communications at the University of Iowa.

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