The Texas Center at Schreiner University is an educational ecosystem that offers opportunities for students and the general population to learn and appreciate the uniqueness of Texan history, culture, and people. Texas has always been at the intersection of people, cultures, and ideas, and populated by immigrants. As a result, it has become an exceptionally diverse state with a history of redeeming, restoring, and transforming ordinary individuals into people who achieve the extraordinary. It has always been a borderland, inhabited by people who resist the urge to be homogenized and contained, while appreciating and promoting the ways in which our neighbors are different and unique, but also pulling in the same direction. The role of The Texas Center at Schreiner University is essential at this point. With population projections estimating tremendous growth in the state over the next three decades, with the number of Texas citizens almost doubling in size, this project becomes even more important. An honest broker is needed where newcomers can understand what they are inheriting, what they are building upon, as they contribute their voices to the rich story of the Lone Star State.
There are three main objectives of The Texas Center: (1) educate students and the general public about the history, culture, and people of the state of Texas through Educational Content, (2) to communicate the unique role Texas plays in the nation and the world and to provide venues for
community engagement for all things Texas through educational events and spaces, and (3) to support the efforts of cultural and heritage groups across the state as they pursue their missions.