UT System unanimously appoints new SFA State University president

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KETK) – The University of Texas System said the board of regents unanimously approved the appointment of a new Stephen F. Austin State University president on Monday.

<em>Neal Weaver courtesy of the University of Texas System. </em>
Neal Weaver courtesy of the University of Texas System.

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Neal Weaver will serve as the 11th SFA president and is expected to begin his role in mid-May, a release said.

The UT System said Weaver was president of Georgia Southwestern University since 2017 where he drove growth in enrollment, student retention and fundraising.

“Dr. Weaver’s successful leadership across multiple public university systems will be valuable in guiding SFA into its new era as a UT Institution,” said UT System Board Chairman Kevin P. Eltife.

Weaver, a University of Oklahoma and Southeastern Oklahoma State University graduate, said he and his family are excited to join the university to help it realize its full potential and reach new levels of success.

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“From its incredible campus culture to a proud and devoted alumni base to its outstanding faculty and staff, Stephen F. Austin has all the tools necessary to be a powerful force in East Texas, within the University of Texas System and across the entire state,” Weaver said.

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