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. A place of learning is needed where newcomers can understand what they are inheriting, what they are building upon, as they too contribute to rich heritage and ongoing history of the Lone Star State.
There are three main objectives of The Texas Center: (1) offer opportunities for university students and the general public to learn about the history, culture, and people of the state of Texas through Educational Content, (2) to communicate to the general public the importance of initiatives taken by the center through Educational Outreach, and (3) to provide venues for community engagement for all things Texas through Educational Space.
The Texas Center at Schreiner University will continue the university’s tradition of being the small college in Texas that believes in the classic Texan virtues of spirit, fortitude, hope, and achievement. This commitment will be Schreiner University’s contribution to the citizens of our state, to the nation, and to the world.