As the ninth president of Stephen F. Austin State University, it is my honor to welcome you to the university’s website. From information about admissions requirements and financial aid guidelines to details about our curriculum and ways to make a gift to the university, you’ll find the details you need here.
While I am new to the SFA campus, I have already learned to love it — hearing the carillon ring each day from the bell tower atop the Griffith Fine Arts Building, watching the squirrels romp around campus, and working with outstanding faculty and staff who serve our students. I cannot imagine a better place to live and work.
With a challenging curriculum that spans the spectrum, from agriculture, engineering and hospitality management to business administration, political science and theatre, SFA equips students with the skills and knowledge they need for success in an environment that encourages them to define and sharpen the personal values that will shape their future. We offer an outstanding academic and experiential education that engages students in learning experiences that prepare them for success after graduation and throughout their lives.
Lumberjacks learn to think critically in an academic community where they develop meaningful relationships, built on mutual respect and trust, with classmates and mentors. The SFA community allows students to be themselves, find their voice, build confidence and make lifelong connections.
SFA is steeped in history and tradition, and the Lumberjack legacy lives within the stories of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. You can learn a lot about this legacy on our website, but I encourage you to visit our beautiful campus, meet our students and faculty members, and see for yourself the outstanding opportunities, activities and facilities SFA offers.
Axe ’em, Jacks!
View Dr. Gordon's CV for more information.
Our faculty and staff play critical roles in the management of Stephen F. Austin State University. Read our working draft document on shared governance, jointly developed by faculty, staff and administration.