Robert L. Hardesty memorial scholarship fund established

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
July 11, 2013

Robert L. Hardesty

Texas State President Emeritus Robert L. Hardesty

A memorial scholarship fund has been established at Texas State University in honor of the late Robert L. Hardesty, president emeritus.

Hardesty, who served as the seventh president of Texas State from 1981 to 1988, died July 8 at the age of 82.

"Bob Hardesty was a vital link to our past, having served on the staff of our most famous alumnus, President Lyndon Johnson. But he also helped guide us to our future by moving Texas State to greater levels of prestige within the higher education community," said Texas State President Denise Trauth. "Like President Johnson, whom he admired so much, Bob returned to campus frequently for special events. He remained our friend, and we will miss him dearly."

Donations to the Robert L. Hardesty scholarship fund may be sent to:

University Advancement
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666