Sam Houston State University in conjunction with five universities and the North Harris Montgomery Community College District formed The University Center, a multiinstitutional teaching center, to provide unduplicated bachelorís and masterís degree programs to the north Houston, north Harris County and Montgomery County service area. Courses completed as part of these programs carry residence credit.

The University Center serves as the site for multi-level instruction in a classroom/laboratory facility of approximately 72,000 square feet adjacent to the Montgomery College campus providing an interactive, technology-based extension that connects all of the colleges of NHMCCD and the partner universities. The goal is to provide a facility and an interconnected telecommunications system for delivery of unduplicated baccalaureate, masterís, and doctoral degree programs, advanced work training, and professional development at the same quality level as the university home-base of the programs.

Sam Houston State University has approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer various degree programs at The University Center.

Masterís & Professional Degrees/Graduate Programs:

Business AdministrationDr. Leroy Ashorn(936) 294-1239
Criminal JusticeMs. Doris Powell(936) 294-1702
Educational Leadership: Administrators/Instr. Leadership & PrincipalshipDr. Beverly Irby(936) 294-1147
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary EducationDr. Charlene Crocker(936) 294-1146
Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary EducationDr. Eren Johnson(936) 294-1140
EnglishDr. Paul Child(936) 294-1412
HistoryDr. Ken Hendrickson(936) 294-1482
Political ScienceDr. Corliss Lentz(936) 294-1459
PsychologyDr. Jerry Bruce(936) 294-1173
Public AdministrationDr. Corliss Lentz(936) 294-1459
SociologyDr. Alessandro Bonanno(936) 294-1512
Special Education: Educational Diagnostician Cert.Dr. Cindy Simpson(936) 294-1108

Special Programs

Educational Leadership DoctorateDr. Stacey Edmonson(936) 294-1752
Post Baccalaureate Teacher CertificationMs. Molly Doughtie(936) 294-1105

To access the most current list of SHSU graduate programs and advisors, please visit

Student Services at The University Center.

To assist those Sam Houston State University students enrolled solely at The University Center in The Woodlands, student services are available with career services, legal services, and personalized counseling frequently utilized. A special CD-ROM, The University Center Electronic Handbook, provides in-depth information on student services and other important University information. Additionally, packets of information on all student services are provided to students at The University Center. To coordinate specific requests for student services, telephone (936) 294-1717.

SHSU Contact Information at The University Center:

Dina Flores-Mejorado (936) 273-7518

Mailing Address:

Sam Houston State University
The University Center
3232 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77384