1970-79

1970


Elliott T. Bowers begins tenure as president until 1989.

Enrollment exceeds 8,500.

1971

1972

1973

Oct. 7
KSHU-FM signs on the air for the first time with 10 watts of power and at 89.3 megahertz.

1974

1975


East Power Plant constructed.

Grounds Greenhouse No. 1 constructed.

Pritchett Grounds Storage constructed.

Sigma Mu Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity founded.

1976


Beto Criminal Justice Center constructed.

Custodial & Grounds Building constructed.

Johnson Coliseum constructed.

Garrett Teacher Education Center constructed.

University Theater Center constructed.

1977

1978


Pritchett Storage Practice Field constructed.
Apr.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom dedicated within Criminal Justice Center.

1979


Art Building F constructed.

Sam Houston Centennial Statue dedicated.

SHSU 100th Anniversary.

About the site

The Buildings of Sam Houston State University website documents the physical changes of the SHSU campus in Huntsville from its inception in 1879 through tomorrow. The alumnus-run site details changes to the academic, residential, and historical buildings and other prominent landmarks.