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Texas State University

50 Years of Excellence

Fifty years of growth and change. Fifty years of inspiring stories. Fifty years of leadership.

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1970

Dr. Leland Wilson, Professor of Business and Chair of the Business Administration Dept., is named the school's first Dean. 

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1971

1,854 Students

23 Faculty

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1975

2,302 Students

39 Faculty

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1979

Dr. Ed D. Roach is named Dean of the School of Business Administration when Dr. Wilson returns to teaching duties. 

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Texas State students on computer in 1988

1980

1 in 4 students enrolled at SWT is seeking a business degree.

4,032 Students

66 Faculty

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Dr. Paul Gowens portrait - 1986

1985

Dr. Paul Gowens is appointed Dean of the School of Business Administration.

5,879 Students

102 Faculty

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Dr. Larry Patterson

1987

Dr. Larry Patterson is named acting Dean of the School of Business Administration.

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1990

4,054 Students

94 Faculty

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1995

3,478 Students

83 Faculty

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1997

School is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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2000

Dr. Denise Smart becomes Dean of the College of Business Administration.

4,331 Students

85 Faculty

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Miriam & Emmitt McCoy

2004

  Philanthropists Emmett and Miriam McCoy pledge $20 million to Texas State.

  The College of Business Administration is named the McCoy College of Business Administration.

  Groundbreaking ceremony for a new 126,000 sq. ft. building to house the college.

  The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration Development Foundation is created. The foundation is the primary recipient and fiscal manager of major gifts to the McCoy College of Business.

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2005 AAF Yahoo Competition

2005

American Advertising Federation wins first place at national competition.

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McCoy Hall

2006

McCoy Hall opens as the new home to the College of Business.

5,450 Students

87 Faculty

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Paul Bulmahn in newly built trading lab

2006

  Paul Bulmahn donates $1.5 million to establish the state-of-the-art research and trading lab.

  McCoy Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) is launched with $100,000 as a practicum to provide students with real-world experience managing investment funds. 

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Business Leadership Week event

2009

McCoy College of Business Administration hosts first Business Leadership Week event, which becomes a signature event for the college each year. 

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2010

Center for Entrepreneurial Action is created.

3,651 Students

101 Faculty

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Wayne Noll & Vicki West

2012

  The Center for Latin American Commerce is expanded to the Institute for Global Business.

  Center for Professional Sales is established; Texas State is recognized as one of the top universities for sales education for the Sales Education Foundation.

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2013

McCoy College receives AACSB accreditation in accounting, becoming one of only 186 programs worldwide accredited in both business and accounting. 

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American Marketing Association at Annual Competition

2014

American Marketing Association wins International Chapter of the Year and the Case Competition at the American Marketing Association's 36th annual International Collegiate Conference.

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Enactus is named 2014 national champions

2014

Texas State Enactus is named 2014 National Champions.

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2015

4,656 Students

113 Faculty

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Hayden Payne recieving his LBJ Outstanding Student award from President Trauth

2016

Hayden Payne awarded The LBJ Outstanding Senior Student Award.

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2018

4,821 Students

134 Faculty

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Enactus is named 2014 national champions

2019

James “Jake” Negvesky awarded The LBJ Outstanding Senior Student Award.

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Board of Directors

2020

The college's Development Foundation has established 124 endowments and distributed over $9.6 million in support of faculty and students through endowed chairs, professorships, scholarships and other endeavors.

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