Sam Houston State University in conjunction with five universities and the Lone Star College System formed The University Center, a multi-institutional teaching center, to provide unduplicated bachelor’s and master’s 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 LSC-Montgomery College campus providing an interactive, technology-based extension that connects all of the colleges of LSCS and the partner universities. The goal is to provide a facility and an interconnected telecommunications system for delivery of unduplicated baccalaureate, master’s, 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 Administration Dr. Leroy Ashorn (936) 294-1239
Communication Studies Dr. Frances Brandau-Brown (936) 294-4668
Criminal Justice Ms. Doris Pratt (936) 294-3637
Educational Leadership: Administrators/Instr. Leadership & Principalship Dr. Beverly Irby (936) 294-1147
Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Daphne Johnson (936) 294-1146
Curriculum and Instruction: EC-12 Physical Education Certification Dr. Brent Estes (936) 294-1159
English Dr. Paul Child (936) 294-1412
History Dr. Ken Hendrickson (936) 294-1482
Political Science Dr. Tamara Waggener (936) 294-1466
Psychology Dr. Jeff Anastasi (936) 294-3049
Public Administration Dr. Tamara Waggener (936) 294-1466
Sociology Dr. Gene Theodori (936) 294-4143
Special Education: Educational Diagnostician Cert. Dr. Sharon Lynch (936) 294-1108
Sports Management Dr. Brent Estes (936) 294-1159

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. For additional information on student services and programs, visit  To coordinate specific requests for student services, telephone (936) 294-1784.

SHSU Contact Information at The University Center:

Dina Flores-Mejorado (936) 273-7518

Ms. Terry Nixon           (936) 273-7520



Mailing Address:

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