Elliott T. Bowers begins tenure as president until 1989.
Enrollment exceeds 8,500.
KSHU-FM signs on the air for the first time with 10 watts of power and at 89.3 megahertz.
East Power Plant constructed.
Grounds Greenhouse No. 1 constructed.
Pritchett Grounds Storage constructed.
Sigma Mu Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity founded.
Beto Criminal Justice Center constructed.
Custodial & Grounds Building constructed.
Johnson Coliseum constructed.
Garrett Teacher Education Center constructed.
University Theater Center constructed.
Pritchett Storage Practice Field constructed.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom dedicated within Criminal Justice Center.
Art Building F constructed.
Sam Houston Centennial Statue dedicated.
SHSU 100th Anniversary.