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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of the Chief Research Officer (CRO) is to lead Texas State University, an Emerging Research University, in the execution of its Research Strategic Plan designed to achieve eligibility for National Research University Funding and ultimately Research University status. You can download the Strategic Plan for Research to learn more about NRUF status and our mission to become a nationally recognized research university. In her Fall Convocation address, “The Drive for Research Excellence,” President Trauth laid out the University’s roadmap for achieving National Research University Funding (NRUF) status.